ReCell In The News 2022

Uncle Sam Wants You To Recycle The Dead Cellphones And Laptops In Your Junk Drawer

There’s little need to repeat all the drawbacks of the supply chain for lithium-ion batteries—the destructive and exploitive mining, the dependence on dubious governments, the increasing rarity of critical materials.

EV Battery Recycling — Jumping In
Lithium-ion batteries are essential for decarbonizing transportation through electric vehicles and building a resilient, renewable energy grid through energy storage batteries. The grid energy storage industry represents a much smaller fraction of the lithium-ion battery market than electric vehicles, but it too has a responsibility to ensure batteries are responsibly and sustainably produced and then productively recirculated at end of life.

Batteries: A Hidden Key to Climate Solutions
Argonne OutLoud
Argonne’s multidisciplinary battery research team is developing energy storage tools to meet the challenges that climate change presents. Batteries have an ever-increasing role in the global effort to prepare for new climate conditions, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, integrate renewable energy into the nation’s electric grid, and support the effort to build climate resilient communities.

New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Market Research 2022 Is Available For Purchase At A Discount Of Up To 70% With Key Players Methodology and Rapid Technology Growth Will Boost Industry Revenue: Hydrovolt, Redwood Materials, UMICORE
Digital Journal
New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Research Report Forecast To 2022 – 2029 offers you an up-to-date picture of the current global market situation, including the most recent trends and drivers, New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Market players, product type, applications, and the region as well as the general market environment.

Expanding a Circular Renewable Economy and Improving End-of-Life Management for Renewable Technologies
EQ International
As the U.S. renewable energy economy grows, the question of how to dispose of decommissioned technologies, such as solar panels and wind turbines, is increasingly coming into focus.

New Empirical Research Report on New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Market by Forecast From 2022 to 2029 With Covid-19 Impact Analysis and Future Business Opportunities: Hydrovolt, Redwood Materials, UMICORE, Aceleron
Digital Journal
New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Market Research Report 2022 is carefully conducted for the industry in a qualitative and consistent way to ensure a successful outcome for the New Energy Vehicle Battery Recycling Service Market.

The end of a battery’s life matters as much as its beginning

Americans are terrible at recycling. Electric cars are a chance to change that.

Closing the loop on EV battery recycling

SAE International
Recycling battery materials is vital to the electric-vehicle future, but the way forward faces a host of hurdles.

What You Wanted to Know About EV Battery Recycling

PR Sync
Electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling refers to collecting, processing, and making end-of-life batteries reusable while reducing the number of batteries going to landfills. It is well known that sustainable battery materials hold the promise of a greener tomorrow.

GM investing in Lithion Recycling to support advanced EV battery recycling tech

GM announced Thursday that its venture capital division, GM ventures, will invest in Lithion Recycling to support a sustainable circular battery ecosystem. The new partnership will focus on researching and developing a viable EV battery recycling method to further reduce emissions and the usage of critical minerals.

What will it take to recycle millions of worn-out EV batteries?

Knowable Magazine
In Nevada and other US states, entrepreneurs are anticipating the coming boom in retired lithium-ion batteries from electric cars and hoping to create a market for recycled minerals

The Battery Show North America – Argonne Speaker Jeff Spangenberger, Materials Recycling Group Leader

The Battery Show North America Session: The ReCell Center: An Update on Where it Has Been and Where it is Going

Urban mining to provide for critical deficit

North of 60 Mining News
The necessity of reclaiming waste as a means to curb the seemingly impossible material requirements of a renewable future is fostering a different kind of industry – urban mining.

These Revolutionary Recycling Technologies Can Help Divert Climate Catastrophe

Reporter Wings (Source: Popular Mechanics)
Meet the robots plucking rare-earth metals from old iPhones.

How the circular economy is solving the problem of spent batteries

Circular Online
Chairman of Technology Minerals, Robin Brundle, explores how a truly circular economy can support the sustainable solutions needed to resolve the problem of surplus batteries and help to boost a steadier supply of critical metals.

Kansas has taken in a green industry with its own pollution problems

A federal climate bill aims to press carmakers to assemble cars in North America and to source or recycle certain components here. Panasonic Energy plans to build a $4 billion electric vehicle power plant on the edge of the Kansas City area.

JoCo EV battery plant will be part of growing green industry with its own pollution problems

Shawnee Mission Post
Panasonic’s decision to build a $4 billion factory for electric vehicle batteries in Johnson County could help an industry struggling to ramp up while reeling from an ailing supply chain.

New Ideas Reviewed For Re Using Batteries And Solar Panels

Before It’s News
In a new comprehensive literature review, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery technologies.

Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries Is Easy. Why Is Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries Hard?

The lithium-ion batteries in today’s electric vehicles outperform older lead-acid batteries by almost every measure, except one. Lead-acid batteries are still the single-most recycled product in the world.

When Does the Clean-Energy Infinity Loop Start?

The Atlantic
Digging up minerals for rechargeable batteries has a high initial cost, but eventually those minerals can be recycled indefinitely.

NREL Analysis Highlights Strategies Beyond Recycling To Bolster Circular Economy For Solar & Battery Technologies

In a new comprehensive literature review, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered that alternatives to recycling may have untapped potential to build an effective circular economy for solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery technologies. These alternative strategies, such as reducing the use of virgin materials in manufacturing, reusing for new applications, and extending product life spans, may provide new paths to building sustainable product life cycles.

Strengthening circular economy for solar and battery technologies

Innovation News Network
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe that other strategies besides recycling should be focused on to bolster the circular economy for solar and battery technologies.

U.S. Renewables Industries Scramble to Reuse, Recycle Before Waste Volumes Skyrocket

The Energy Mix
In the past decade, solar panels, wind turbines, and lithium-ion batteries have boomed in production volume and plummeted in price. That’s enabled many countries to accelerate the transition to lower-carbon electricity. It’s also helped electric vehicles become more mainstream, an important step in the push to decarbonize transportation.

Progress, Key Issues, and Future Prospects for Li-Ion Battery Recycling
Molecular Ecology – Wiley Online Library
The overuse and exploitation of fossil fuels has triggered the energy crisis and caused tremendous issues for the society. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), as one of the most important renewable energy storage technologies, have experienced booming progress, especially with the drastic growth of electric vehicles. To avoid massive mineral mining and the opening of new mines, battery recycling to extract valuable species from spent LIBs is essential for the development of renewable energy.

Learn how EV batteries can be profitably recycled in this free, 15-minute webinar
Automakers are racing to produce electric vehicles, yet few firms currently know how to recycle old EV batteries. Experts at the Argonne National Laboratory, a US Department of Energy science and engineering research center in Lemont, Illinois, are inviting the public to listen in as experts explore the challenges – and solutions – of recycling lithium-ion batteries.

Securing a healthy supply chain by advancing lithium-ion battery recycling
Innovation News Network
Bryant Polzin, Deputy Director of the ReCell Center, emphasizes the importance of furthering battery recycling technology to keep up with demand for lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-ion battery industry ramps up recycling focus as geopolitical events challenge supply chain
Utility Dive
The Russia-Ukraine war and booming EV demand are contributing to surging battery commodity prices. Federal funding and private-sector investments could boost recycling.

Argonne Scientists Tackle Different Aspects of Climate Change
From simulating climate to creating more fuel-efficient vehicles, Argonne is home to many teams that tackle different aspects of climate change. Here are a few of those innovators.

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.

National effort seeks solutions to lithium battery waste
WCNC Charlotte
With the rise of electric vehicles comes a demand for high-performing batteries. But what happens when those batteries decline?

Challenges continue to grow as the EV battery recycling market advances

American Recycler
Open any news website and you’d be hard pressed not to find information on the growth of the electric vehicle marketplace. With that growth, recyclers’ attention is increasingly focused on the eventual influx of the lithium-ion batteries used within these vehicles, including new recycling facilities, legislative issues and challenges that come with this new technology.

Establishing closed-loop EV battery recycling
SAE International
A century of experience is helping Clarios build the lithium-reuse network.

Contaminant Identification Refines Recycling For Lithium-Ion Batteries
News Azi
As the predominant choice for high-powered personal electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-scale storage solutions, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries continue to dominate the marketplace. To meet clean energy goals of the future, researchers must develop safe and sustainable recycling processes for these batteries.

Innovations in End of Life Lithium-Ion Battery Disposal & Recycling
To make a lithium-ion battery, the components have to be mined and refined. Cathodes are built, and the batteries are manufactured. When those batteries no longer hold a charge, they have to be recycled to reclaim as many metals and plastics as possible.

Recycled Lithium-Ion Batteries Can Perform Better Than New Ones
Scientific American
A novel method of recycling such batteries could help meet skyrocketing demand.

Scientists invent method to recycle environmentally-damaging lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars that sees the cells crushed into ‘black dust’ before being separated into valuable component metals
Daily Mail
Lithium-ion batteries, found in cellphones, electric vehicles and laptops, present a future toxic waste disaster, as they run out, but a startup claims to have the solution.

Mass. startup transforms old electric car batteries into better-than-new ones
90.9 WBUR
The switch to electric vehicles is accelerating worldwide. There are about 10 million battery-powered vehicles on the road today, and by the end of the decade, the International Energy Agency predicts there could be 230 million.