Ascend Elements opened its first commercial-scale lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. The $50 million facility is now the largest EV battery recycling facility in North America.
The government of Canada is considering standardizing charging ports in devices to USB-C, following a similar move in the European Union last year.
The European Battery Recycling Association announced Alain Vassart is retiring and will be succeeded by Julie-Ann Adams. Umicore published its 2022 integrated annual report, noting that its recycling business generated strong free cash flows despite a challenging market.