BASF and CATL align battery material & recycling goals
BASF and CATL have announced a strategic partnership in the field of battery materials solutions. The cooperation focuses on active cathode materials and battery recycling while supporting CATL’s localization strategy in Europe and BASF’s globalisation efforts.
InoBat & Rio Tinto to set up battery recycling in Serbia
The Slovakian battery company InoBat wants to build a value chain for the production and recycling of electric car batteries in Serbia together with the mining group Rio Tinto. However, one important point is still open: The investment decision in the mine in Serbia.
Fortum expands recyling business in Finland
Fortum is expanding its electric vehicle battery recycling business with a new mechanical processing plant in Ikaalinen, Finland. This will complement Fortum’s existing hydrometallurgical pilot plant in Harjavalta, Finland, which can already operate on an industrial scale.
Audi and Umicore use recycled cobalt and nickel
Audi and Umicore have completed the test phase of their research cooperation. According to this, more than 90 per cent of the cobalt and nickel from e-tron batteries can be recycled. Starting in January, the recycled materials will be used in new battery cells.
Revolt: Northvolt enters battery recycling
The Swedish company Northvolt, managed by former Tesla manager Peter Carlsson, will dedicate itself not only to the planned mass production of battery cells but also to recycling them with the Revolt programme now presented.
Tesla working on closed-loop battery recycling
Tesla published a sustainability report in which the electric car manufacturer also describes its approach to battery recycling. Tesla is so far cooperating with external recycling companies but says this is only an interim solution.
USA to recycle critical battery materials more intensely
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) announced the establishment of a research and development centre for the recycling of critical materials such as cobalt and lithium from electric vehicle batteries for example. The aim is to reduce dependence on foreign resources.
Audi and Umicore develop closed loop battery recycling
Audi and Umicore are developing a closed loop for the recycling of high voltage batteries from electrified vehicles, which can be reused again and again. Particularly valuable materials, including cobalt, nickel and copper, will be stored in a resource bank.
Hi-tech recycling of Li-ion batteries at Redux
Saubermacher and Redux Recycling have installed a battery recycling plant in the German town of Bremerhaven after jointly researching the process over years. The plant is capable of processing all types of lithium-ion batteries and has a capacity of 10,000t a year.