Tag: Recycling

May 25, 2022 - 02:37 pm

BMW to establish closed recycling loop for batteries

The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has for the first time established a closed cycle in China for the reuse of the raw materials nickel, lithium and cobalt from high-voltage batteries. Compared to the use of newly mined material, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 70 per cent.

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May 20, 2022 - 12:39 pm

VW presents Board of their battery unit

With the European Company (Société Européenne) founded last December, Volkswagen wants to bundle activities along the battery value chain. The group has now presented six members to make the Board of Directors, headed by Frank Blome, which is to expand the battery business from Salzgitter.

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Apr 27, 2022 - 01:52 pm

Farasis announces new direct Li-Ion recycling process

The Chinese battery manufacturer and Daimler partner Farasis Energy says it has developed and validated a sustainable direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries. The crystalline structure of the cathode material is to be preserved, which enables a cost- and energy-saving reuse of the material.

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Apr 12, 2022 - 12:51 pm

Mercedes wants to halve their CO2 footprint by 2030

Mercedes-Benz aims to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger car by more than half over the entire life cycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020. The main levers for this are electric cars charged with green electricity, better batteries, recycled materials and the use of renewable energies in production.

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Mar 31, 2022 - 03:02 pm

CircuBAT to analyze battery supply chains

The CircuBAT research project aims to close the loop between the production, application and recycling of lithium-ion batteries from mobility. To this end, seven Swiss research institutions and 24 companies are jointly looking for optimisation options for more sustainability in all stages of the battery’s life.

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Mar 15, 2022 - 01:42 pm

Jaguar to use I-Pace batteries in 2nd Life project

Jaguar Land Rover has developed an emission-free energy storage system in collaboration with the energy company Pramac, using second-life batteries from the Jaguar I-Pace. This is to be used when access to the public electricity grid is limited or non-existent.

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Mar 15, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Northvolt to build battery factory in Germany

The Swedish battery cell manufacturer Northvolt has announced another battery factory, this time in Germany. ‘Northvolt Drei’ is to be built in Heide in Schleswig-Holstein and will have an annual production capacity of 60 GWh.

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Mar 11, 2022 - 03:58 pm

Mercedes to recycle batteries in in USA & China

Mercedes-Benz has presented its global strategy for recycling electric vehicle battery systems. This initially includes the construction of the company’s own pilot battery recycling factory in Kuppenheim, Germany, and plants in China and the USA.

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Feb 25, 2022 - 04:34 pm

Tier Mobility launches battery reuse campaign

Micromobility provider Tier and Berlin-based startup Vertical Values are collaborating on solutions to extend the life of lithium batteries. The goal is to use reuse and circular economy practices to reduce environmental impact.

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Feb 22, 2022 - 11:09 am

Norway invests in sustainable battery production

The Norwegian government’s Green Platform initiative has approved around 100 million Norwegian kroner (about 9.8 million euros) to support the research project ‘Sustainable Materials for the Battery Value Chain’ to establish sustainable battery production in the country.

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Feb 18, 2022 - 02:26 pm

Redwood Materials sources batteries from Ford & Volvo

Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has launched a recycling programme for electric and hybrid vehicle batteries in California. Ford and Volvo Cars are the first car manufacturers to support the programme with their batteries. Redwood is also calling on other manufacturers to join the programme.

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Feb 7, 2022 - 01:15 pm

Redwood Materials to build two plants in Europe

Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, has announced its expansion into Europe. While Redwood remains rather vague about its plans for Europe in a corresponding official announcement, JB Straubel was more specific in an interview in Germany.

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Feb 4, 2022 - 01:46 pm

EDAG bundles competencies in new business unit

As of 1 January 2022, the development service provider EDAG has combined its competences from the areas of electrification, fuel cells and batteries, among others, in a new business unit called ‘Energy Systems and Powertrain’. The new business unit will be headed by Roberto Diesel.

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Feb 3, 2022 - 03:27 pm

Glencore & Britishvolt form recycling joint venture

Mining group Glencore has formed a joint venture with British battery cell start-up Britishvolt to recycle batteries. The partners plan a recycling plant at Britannia Refined Metals operation, a Glencore company located in Northfleet, England.

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Jan 31, 2022 - 02:03 pm

Li-Cycle announces two new recycling plants

The Canadian battery recycling company Li-Cycle has announced its first factory outside North America, in Norway. What is more, the company is building another recycling factory in North America in cooperation with GM’s Ultium Cells. The plant will be Li-Cycle largest facility to date.

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Jan 29, 2022 - 01:20 pm

Battery reuse & recycling expands to scale in China

China is faced with an enormous wave of batteries ready for reuse and recycling stemming from the world’s largest EV uptake starting around six years ago. In the last six months, the Chinese government has issued a series of new directives to ensure the battery reuse and recycling industries can effectively expand to scale.

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Jan 21, 2022 - 03:07 pm

Redwood to launch anode copper foil production

Redwood Materials, founded by ex-Tesla CTO JB Straubel, plans to start up its anode copper foil production facility at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center in Nevada in the first half of 2022 and begin shipping to customers.

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Dec 15, 2021 - 02:01 pm

Li-Cycle and LG enter into recycling and nickel agreement

The Canadian battery recycler Li-Cycle has concluded a still non-binding memorandum of understanding with South Korea’s LG Chem and its battery division LG Energy Solution for the supply of scrap from battery production and complete lithium-ion batteries for recycling as well as for the purchase of nickel.

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Dec 13, 2021 - 02:49 pm

Volkswagen founds battery unit in Europe

Volkswagen has founded a European Company (Société Européenne) to bundle activities along the battery value chain. In the future, third parties will also be able to participate in the SE as investors. In addition, VW confirms a number of personnel appointments in battery development.

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Dec 6, 2021 - 01:14 pm

CATL begins building cathode plant in Yichang

CATL has begun construction of a large industrial park in the Chinese city of Yichang for the production of battery materials for electric vehicles and the recycling of batteries. The first phase is scheduled to be commissioned in 2023 and the entire project completed in 2025.

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https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/25/bmw-to-establish-closed-recycling-loop-for-batteries/
25.05.2022 14:14