ReCell In The News 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.

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.

Charge, recharge but then charge again
Batteries International
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.

The issues with lithium-ion battery recycling – and how to fix them
PV Magazine
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.

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.

Is the World Ready for the EV Battery Boom?
Popular Mechanics
The demand for EV batteries is increasing. Are we ready to supply them—and recycle them—responsibly?

What to do with those electric car batteries once they’re finished
Federal News Network
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.

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.

‘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.

Recycled critical materials put battery supply chains in US hands
ReCell News
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.

Researchers, businesses finding ways to repurpose and recycle electric car batteries
WTMJ-TV Milwaukee
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

A Win-Win Opportunity: EV Battery Recycling, the Environment and Energy Security
The Fuse
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.

Making EV battery recycling safe, secure
Tribune Chronicle
Right now, it costs money to recycle EV batteries.