Grosse Lembeck to head battery recycling at BASF

BASF has appointed Christine Grosse Lembeck as head of its global battery recycling business. According to the chemical company, she will be responsible for further expanding BASF's solutions along the battery recycling value chain for battery producers and OEMs.

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The BASF Group believes that battery recycling is an important building block for the transition to electromobility. It is essential to keep critical battery raw materials, like lithium, nickel or cobalt, in the regional battery value chain while significantly reducing the CO2 footprint of batteries,” says Christine Grosse Lembeck.

In Schwarzheide, Germany, BASF is planning to operate a cathode material factory and a battery recycling plant side by side. The former is already in operation, and the latter is currently under construction and will be operational in 2024. The start-up of our battery recycling plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, to produce black mass later this year is a great example that we are passionate to move forward, invest and grow our business in Europe. I am thrilled to lead a business that will be such an integral part of the major transformations in the automotive industry,” says Grosse Lembeck.

BASF’s portfolio includes solutions ranging from individual recycling steps to closed-loop concepts. With the help of its partner network, BASF helps customers worldwide to build up their recycling value chains. “Supported by digital end-to-end solutions, we enable our partners also to fulfill requirements of upcoming regulations, such as the EU Battery Regulation or the EU Critical Raw Material Act”, says the new head of BASF’s global Battery Recycling business.

Christine Grosse Lembeck has a degree in business administration and has worked at BASF since 2012. Since then, she has held various roles in sales, controlling, strategy and marketing at different BASF sites and divisions.


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