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Laboratory Partnerships Bolster Battery Recycling Prize Solutions

Competitors leverage laboratory capabilities to improve the lithium-ion battery recycling supply chain.

Opportunities and Challenges to Establish a Robust Domestic Battery Industry in the U.S.

AZO Materials
The United States has exciting potential to become an innovative global leader in battery manufacturing. But critical challenges need to be addressed before that potential can be realized.

Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries
The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries, which are essential to its plan to speed the adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Retriev Technologies Acquires Battery Solutions to Create Largest Comprehensive Battery Management Solution in North America
Combined Offering Creates Recycling Solution for Industry and Consumers Enabling a “Circular Supply Chain” Opportunity.

Mercedes-Benz firms up plans for 2,500-tonne battery recycling plant
Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz AG (MBGn.DE) on Friday firmed up plans to build a battery recycling pilot plant in Germany, part of a trend in which carmakers are trying to cut the use of scarce raw materials needed for electric vehicles.

Redwood Materials Launches First EV-battery Recycling Program in California
EE Power
Backed by hundreds of millions in funding and with support from the likes of Ford and Volvo, Redwood will seek to prepare the state for an impending flood of dead and dying Li-ion batteries.

Argonne’s Jessica Durham on ‘end of life’ planning for lithium ion batteries (Episode 138)
Automotive News
In this podcast, the Argonne National Lab materials scientist outlines how batteries can be recycled without sacrificing profits, how technology borrowed from mining can be used to extract value from old cells, the promise of solid-state, and why the U.S. is on track to meet its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Developing Strong EV Supply Chains Will Mean Taking Environmental Mining Seriously
The Biden administration’s plan to expand electric vehicle sales to more than half of all new car purchases by 2031 currently seems to hang on supply chains far from our shores. If we want to expand our EV fleets, revamping the supply chains for these critical minerals required is top priority.

Sustainable electrochemical process could improve lithium-ion battery recycling
Control Engineering
Spent lithium-ion batteries have metals that are hard to separate for recycling, but new tech by University of Illinois researchers uses electrochemistry to separate and recover the metals.

Heritage Battery Recycling merges with Retriev Technologies
Recycling Today
The Heritage Group, an Indianapolis-based firm that manages a portfolio of companies specializing in heavy construction and materials, environmental services and specialty chemicals, has announced the merging of Heritage Battery Recycling, its battery management and recycling business, with Retriev Technologies, a lithium-ion battery processor in Anaheim, California.

Battery Recycler Li-Cycle Gets a $100 Million Investment
Koch Strategic Platforms will buy a convertible note to support North American lithium-ion battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle’s rapidly expanding growth opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia. Li-Cycle currently operates facilities in Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York. The company has plans to open additional facilities in Arizona and Alabama and New York, which will create a closed loop recycling ecosystem.

Johnson Matthey partners with OnTo Technology on battery production scrap recycling
Johnson Matthey has entered into an agreement with OnTo Technology, a developer of battery recycling methods, to scale up OnTo’s process for the direct recycling of lithium-ion battery scrap.

Princeton NuEnergy announces strategic partnership with Wistron GreenTech and eTak Worldwide on a sustainable direct recycling solution for Lithium-ion Battery and Kickoff Pilot Project
WRDE Coast News
Princeton NuEnergy, Inc., an emerging growth company primarily engaged in the regeneration of Lithium-Ion Battery (LIB) material, announced today its partnership with Wistron GreenTech and eTak Worldwide. The partnership aims to democratize direct recycling of Lithium-ion batteries with reduced energy consumption, CO2 emissions and operational costs. The joint pilot project kicked off in 2021 summer which aims to provide a standardized and reliable route for direct recycling and to repurpose lithium-ion batteries at scale.

Ford CEO: ‘Our partnership with Redwood Materials will be critical to our plan to build electric vehicles’
Mega Dealer News
Ford Motor Company is teaming up with Redwood Materials to make electric vehicles (EVs) more sustainable with closed-loop battery recycling.

Lithium-ion Battery Lab and Recycling Facility Opens in Novi
DBusiness Magazine
Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company based in Worcester, Mass., announced it is opening two new pilot plants, one of which will be in Novi.

What Are The Keys To EV Success? Tesla Is Focused On Battery Recycling
Tesla wants to sell 20 million electric vehicles per year by 2030. And it says for every car sold, CO2 levels will be dramatically reduced. So how does battery manufacturing impact that goal and what are Tesla’s plans to recycle?

Redivivus Announces Proof of Concept for Novel Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Process
Redivivus® announced today that it has successfully completed a proof of concept (PoC) to build Redi-Cycle™, a novel lithium-ion battery recycling process.

Redwood Materials Spending ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ To Speed Recycling For EV Batteries
Waste Advantage
Redwood Materials, a battery recycler created by Tesla cofounder JB Straubel, says it’s more than tripling the size of its operations in Nevada and will spend “hundreds of millions” to scale up recovery of lithium, cobalt, nickel and other commodity metals it sells to makers of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

Nouveau Monde and Lithion Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Recycle Graphite for Reuse as Anode Material in Batteries
Waste Advantage
Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. and Lithion Recycling announce the signing of a collaboration agreement for the recovery and value-added transformation of recycled graphite for reuse as anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Charging up
Recycling Today
Several companies are planning to deploy lithium-ion battery recycling technologies.

FCAB releases US blueprint for lithium batteries
Green Car Congress
The Federal Consortium for Advanced Batteries (FCAB) (earlier post) has released the National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries 2021–2030 to guide investments in the urgent development of a domestic lithium-battery manufacturing value chain.

ORNL team uses green solvent to recover materials from spent Li-ion batteries
Green Car Congress
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a solvent that results in a more environmentally friendly process to recover valuable materials from used lithium-ion batteries; supports a stable domestic supply chain for new batteries; and keeps old ones out of landfills.

EXCLUSIVE Biden’s electric vehicle plan includes battery recycling push
President Joe Biden’s strategy to make the United States a powerhouse in electric vehicles will include boosting domestic recycling of batteries to reuse lithium and other metals, according to government officials.

Biden’s infrastructure plan would benefit from a healthy domestic battery supply chain
President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan (The American Jobs Plan) aligns recovery stimulus and climate action. This is smart: Experts conclude that the green stimulus delivers high returns in job creation.

Argonne study finds rare earth supply disruptions can have long-range impacts
Green Car Congress
Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy. In a new study, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory highlighted which rare earth elements may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions such as mine shutdowns.

Cobalt Institute report: demand for cobalt for batteries grew at annual rate of 10% between 2013 and 2020
Green Car Congress
The Cobalt Institute has released its State of the Cobalt Market Report 2020. The Cobalt Institute commissioned Roskill to look at the global trends in cobalt consumption, supply and production in 2020.

Top 5 Benefits of Switching to Green Electric Cars
Conscious Life News
The future of driving is electric. Thanks to new technologies that promise to shorten charging times and increase range, not to mention the automation features that further enhance safety, there has never been a better time to choose an electric vehicle.

Millions of electric cars are coming. What happens to all the dead batteries?
The battery pack of a Tesla Model S is a feat of intricate engineering.

How to Dispose of a Laptop Battery
You shouldn’t toss an old laptop battery in the garbage. Recycling a laptop battery can seem a hassle, but it’s vital.

This company wants to ‘mine’ garbage to find metals for EV batteries
The rising number of electric vehicles in both the consumer and industrial sectors means electric vehicle battery companies are going to need an increasing amount of valuable metals.

Recycling – A batteries passport
Tech Xplore
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a method to identify the unique chemical makeup of every lithium-ion battery around the world, information that could accelerate recycling, recover critical materials and resolve a growing waste stream.

How recyclable are electric car batteries?
Before EVs help save the world, they have one hulking flaw to address: their batteries.

Battery Recycling: How to Get There, Progress Along The Way
Battery Power
Battery recycling was the subject of a symposium last month at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, Europe, and rightfully so. It’s the focus of a great deal of attention.

Retriev Technologies Inc. And Marubeni Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership For Developing New Circular Business For End-Of-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries
Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) and Retriev Technologies Inc. (hereinafter, “Retriev”) have entered into a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the aim of developing a new circular business for End-of-Life Lithium-ion batteries (hereinafter, “EOL LiB”).

First Cobalt begins study of ‘black mass’ material from recycled batteries
The company will study the material as a supplemental source of feed for its hydrometallurgical refinery north of Toronto

Peridot Acquisition Corp. to take Li-Cycle public
Recycling Product News
Li-Cycle and Peridot Acquisition Corp. will enter into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Li-Cycle becoming a public company.

Why the US must support the electric vehicle supply chain
The Hill
General Motors’ announcement last month that the company will phase out all gas-powered vehicles by 2035, coupled with Ford’s plan to double its electrification investments, are yet another sign that the global transition toward electric vehicles is well underway.

BASF says it is embracing the circular economy. Should we be skeptical?
While critics see virtue signaling, the company heralds the adoption of a green economic opportunity

Managing Small Consumer Batteries – Part 2
WasteAdvantage Magazine
Li-ion batteries are everywhere, are a growing part of the waste stream, and present unique additional hazards when improperly managed. Improving the status quo is clearly possible.

Fortum Oyj: expands its EV batteryrecycling operations with a new mechanical processing plant in Finland
In conjunction with the launch of Finland’s national battery strategy, Fortum today announced the further expansion of its battery recycling operations.

The time to solve the electric car’s battery problem is now
In September, Tesla announced that it would be phasing out the use of cobalt in its batteries, in an effort to produce a $25,000 electric vehicle within three years. If successful, this bold move will be an industry game changer, making electric vehicles competitive with conventional counterparts.

Old EV Batteries Look Like a Gold Mine for Dogged Entrepreneurs
Dismantling them to recover cobalt, lithium, and nickel could limit the environmental impact of car manufacturing. But for now it’s still a money-losing endeavor.