ReCell In The News 2020
|December 12, 2020
Amazon, Panasonic, and recycling start-ups prepare for battery wave tsunami
Inside every smartphone and tablet lies a dense brick with a dark and complex history: its battery. The lithium that ferries charge back and forth likely started out in South American salt flats, where months of evaporation consumes millions of tons of water in some of the world’s driest regions.
|November 30, 2020
The Race To Crack Battery Recycling—Before It’s Too Late
Millions of EVs will soon hit the road, but the world isn’t ready for their old batteries. A crop of startups wants to crack this billion-dollar problem.
|November 9, 2020
Charge, recharge but then charge again
Recycling lead acid batteries is relatively straightforward and cost effective: lithium batteries present different challenges, which even the technology’s most ardent proponents hope will be overcome soon.
|October 28, 2020
The issues with lithium-ion battery recycling – and how to fix them
Design-for-recycling is not perceived to be high up the list of priorities for battery manufacturers but solutions do exist. Lithium-ion device recycling is technically feasible but requires an improvement in its business case to take off.
|September 14, 2020
The drive to recycle lithium-ion batteries
Electric vehicles are surging in popularity but Patrick Hughes asks what happens once their batteries are no longer fit for purpose.
|August 3, 2020
Is the World Ready for the EV Battery Boom?
The demand for EV batteries is increasing. Are we ready to supply them—and recycle them—responsibly?
|July 24, 2020
What to do with those electric car batteries once they’re finished
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Electric cars seemed like a great idea until one considers that someday the batteries will require disposal. Owners can’t just bury them or stack them up somewhere.
|July 9, 2020
Growing a Globally Competitive U.S. Recycling Industry for Lithium-Ion Batteries
In February 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the ReCell Center, an advanced battery recycling R&D center, to solve the problem of how to recycle lithium-ion batteries in the United States.
|July 6, 2020
‘Million-mile’ batteries are coming. Are they a revolution?
Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat.
|May 26, 2020
Recycled critical materials put battery supply chains in US hands
The use of lithium-ion batteries has surged in recent years, starting with electronics and expanding into many applications, including the growing electric and hybrid vehicle industry. But the technologies to optimize recycling of these batteries has not kept pace.
|March 18, 2020
Researchers, businesses finding ways to repurpose and recycle electric car batteries
By 2040, more than half of new car sales and a third of all cars on the road across the world are projected to be electric, according to Bloomberg.com.
|January 16, 2020
A Win-Win Opportunity: EV Battery Recycling, the Environment and Energy Security
While recycling end-of-life EV batteries presents both opportunities and challenges, sourcing critical materials for future applications holds significant potential for the domestic EV supply chain and ultimately U.S. energy security.
|January 9, 2020
Making EV battery recycling safe, secure
Right now, it costs money to recycle EV batteries.