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Redwood Materials Spending ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ To Speed Recycling For EV Batteries
Waste Advantage
June 16, 2021
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
June 15, 2021
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
June 11, 2021
Several companies are planning to deploy lithium-ion battery recycling technologies.
FCAB releases US blueprint for lithium batteries
Green Car Congress
June 9, 2021
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
June 7, 2021
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
Reuters
June 4, 2021
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
GreenBiz
May 25, 2021
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
May 24, 2021
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
May 22, 2021
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
May 21, 2021
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?
Science
May 20, 2021
The battery pack of a Tesla Model S is a feat of intricate engineering.
How to Dispose of a Laptop Battery
Lifewire
April 7, 2021
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
ArcaMax
April 7, 2021
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
April 5, 2021
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?
Medium
February 23, 2021
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
February 22, 2021
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
Sparklight
February 17, 2021
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
Proactive
February 17, 2021
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
February 17, 2021
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
February 9, 2021
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?
C&EN
February 7, 2021
While critics see virtue signaling, the company heralds the adoption of a green economic opportunity
Managing Small Consumer Batteries – Part 2
WasteAdvantage Magazine
February 3, 2021
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
MarketScreener
January 26, 2021
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
Quartz
January 23, 2021
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
Bloomberg
January 21, 2021
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.