US American battery recycling provider Cirba Solutions has extended a prior agreement with General Motors to recycle EV lithium-ion batteries and cell scrap generated by manufacturing and research at select GM facilities through 2024.
Cirba Solutions also received a grant of around $75 million from the US American federal government to expand its lithium-ion processing facility in Lancaster, Ohio. The company aims to increase its lithium-ion battery processing capacity by approximately 600% over the next few years and open multiple additional processing facilities throughout North America.
Currently, Cirba Solutions operates six facilities, including two active lithium-ion processing sites. In September, Cirba announced plans to construct a 75,000-square-foot facility in Eloy, Arizona to recycle lithium-ion batteries. This facility is expected to process enough battery material to support 50,000 EVs annually.
“Our collaboration with GM demonstrates their commitment to achieving sustainability goals and their trust in Cirba Solutions to handle a critical part of the EV supply chain,” said David Klanecky, President and CEO of Cirba Solutions. “Integrating efficient EV battery recycling processes helps lower emissions upstream in the battery supply chain and aligns with our vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” added Melissa Flaherty, Director of Sustainable EV Battery Ecosystem at GM.
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