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EV Battery Recycling: UK’s Biggest Opportunity From Battery Waste Is To Feed Its Cathode Manufacturing Industry

Recovering battery materials is critical to making new batteries and can be produced at a lower carbon footprint than mined materials. Battery producers can build viable circular eco-systems to harness the manufacturing scrap to build new cells. Re-processing scrap from the scale-up of UK gigafactories could generate up to 20,000 tonnes of cathode active materials… Read more »

Umicore to introduce new generation of battery recycling tech

Materials technology and recycling company Umicore will introduce a new generation of its proprietary battery recycling technology in 2022, and has reached an agreement with Automotive Cells Company (ACC) to provide battery recycling services. Umicore says the new generation of its battery recycling technology recovers 95% of the cobalt, nickel and copper from batteries, as… Read more »

Redwood Materials collaborates with Ford and Volvo on battery recycling pilot

Redwood Materials, the battery materials firm founded by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, has launched a battery recycling pilot in California that aims to “establish efficient, safe and effective recovery pathways for end-of-life hybrid and EV battery packs.” Ford and Volvo are the first automakers to directly support the program, but the company will accept all… Read more »

Nth Cycle raises $12.5 million in Series A funding for cobalt and nickel recycling tech

Battery and metal recycling technology company Nth Cycle has raised $12.5 million in Series A funding, which it will use to deploy the first commercial units of its electro-extraction technology to recycling facilities in 2022 and to grow its technical and development staff. Nth Cycle’s electro-extraction technology uses electricity and carbon filters to recover cobalt… Read more »

Ascend Elements to open battery recycling facility in Georgia

Battery recycling and manufacturing company Ascend Elements (formerly known as Battery Resourcers) is planning to open a battery recycling plant in Georgia by August of 2022, where it will recycle lithium, cobalt and nickel. The company plans to invest $43 million in the 154,000-square-foot facility, which will be able to process 30,000 metric tons of… Read more »

Li-Cycle to operate battery recycling facility at Ultium Cells factory in Ohio

Battery recycling firm Li-Cycle expects to begin operating a battery recycling facility in Warren, Ohio in early 2023 as part of its hub-and-spoke model. Li-Cycle will install and operate its proprietary Spoke technology and equipment on the site of the Ultium Cells battery manufacturing megafactory, which is currently under construction. Its output will be black… Read more »

Primobius and Stelco partner on EV battery recycling in North America

Primobius has reached an option and licensing agreement with Stelco Holdings to commercialize Primobius’s proprietary EV battery recycling and processing technologies in North America. Operations are expected to begin in 2023. Germany-based Primobius is a joint venture of Neometals and the German engineering company SMS group to commercialize the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Canada-based Stelco… Read more »

BASF consolidates business, will invest $5 billion in battery materials and recycling

BASF, a producer of cathode active materials (CAM), plans to consolidate some of its business into a new legal entity called BASF Automotive Catalysts and Recycling beginning in January of 2022. The company will also invest up to €4.5 billion ($5 billion) in battery materials and recycling. Based in New Jersey, the new entity will… Read more »

Li-Cycle unveils plans for Hub facility, announces recycling agreement with LG

Li-Cycle has announced plans to build its first Hub facility near Rochester, New York. The company expects to process equivalent battery material to power approximately 225,000 EVs per year.  Li-Cycle (profiled in our July/August 2020 issue) uses a hub-and-spoke model for its recycling process. The New York Hub will be integrated with Li-Cycle’s existing network… Read more »

American Battery Technology wins $2-million contract for battery recycling program

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced a $2-million lithium-ion recycling development program with American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) in Fernley, Nevada. The contract award, which includes a 75-percent cost share by the ABTC-led project team, funds a 30-month project. The program’s goal is to demonstrate a scaled, fully-domestic, integrated processing cycle for… Read more »