Battery Resourcers facility

Battery Resourcers is planning a 154,000-square-foot processing facility in Georgia. | Courtesy of Battery Resourcers

Lithium-ion battery recycling company Battery Resourcers will open a $43 million electric vehicle battery recycling facility in Georgia, the company announced.

The Worcester, Mass.-based startup will open its first commercial-scale plant in Covington, Ga. At 154,000 square feet and with a capability of processing 30,000 metric tons per year, the facility will be the largest lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America, according to the company.

“Automotive OEMs are sitting on mountains of discarded batteries and scrap, and right now they have very few options for responsible and cost-effective disposal,” Michael O’Kronley, CEO and director of Battery Resourcers, stated in a press release. “With this convenient U.S. location and our next-generation technology, we are providing a sustainable solution to help minimize the need for mining while returning valuable, battery-grade materials back into the lithium-ion supply chain.”

The plant is slated to open in August 2022.

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