“Urban mining” may be the way to reclaim EV battery minerals

December 30, 2022

There’s a new venture taking place in a large, nondescript warehouse in Kingston, Ont.: Lithium-ion battery recycling. And it could be an important component of Canada’s net-zero future. The facility, owned by Canadian startup Li-Cycle, houses stacks of depleted lithium-ion batteries that not long ago would have been destined for a landfill. The company is giving them new life—recycling the batteries that power most electric vehicles, phones and laptops. “It’s kind of like urban mining,” said Li-Cycle CEO Ajay Kochar. “Basically, we can ensure that whatever we get out of the ground and put into batteries, we get as much of it back.” Read original article here.

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