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Here are the latest advances in battery processing

Published: October 14, 2021
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Close-up of a Li-ion battery.

Federal researchers have developed a process that could make lithium-ion battery recycling more economically viable. | Allyson Kitts / Shutterstock

Scientists announce a breakthrough in recovering lithium-ion battery metals, two battery recycling companies merge, and an “AquaRefining” R&D center opens. 

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Group seeks mining rules and support for recycling

Published: October 7, 2021
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Open pit copper mine in Arizona.

A petition calls on the federal government to prioritize metals recycling and reuse over new mining. | GSPhotography / Shutterstock

A coalition of Native American tribes and environmental activists are petitioning the federal government for stricter regulations on metals mining and more support for e-scrap recycling.

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Koch Industries puts capital toward battery recycler

Published: September 30, 2021
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Li-Cycle facility exterior

Li-Cycle operates one of its battery recycling ‘spoke’ facilities in Ontario, where batteries are size-reduced and prepared for further processing. | Courtesy of Li-Cycle

North American lithium-ion battery processor Li-Cycle will receive $100 million from an investment firm under the Koch Industries umbrella of companies.

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European e-scrap processor acquires US metals company

Published: September 23, 2021
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Catalytic converter scrap materials for recycling.

Elemental Holding Group owns companies that recycle consumer electronics, appliances, printed circuit boards, catalyst converters and non-ferrous metals. | fru fru / Shutterstock

A global company that owns European e-scrap recycling operations has purchased U.S. company Legend Smelting and Recycling.

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Feds eye industry partners for e-scrap sorting tech

Published: September 16, 2021
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Battery recycling equipment- Argonne National Labratory

A materials separation module used for demonstrations at Argonne National Laboratory, located outside of Chicago. | Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at a U.S. Department of Energy lab have developed unique tools that can be used to clean up shredded e-scrap, and they want to demonstrate them to e-scrap processors.

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Battery recycler to build US manufacturing site

Published: September 16, 2021
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Rendering of Redwood Materials facility.

Redwood will announce the site of the company’s U.S. battery manufacturing facility early next year. | Courtesy of Redwood Materials

Battery recycling company Redwood Materials this week announced it will construct a battery production plant in North America.

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Battery recycling firm to build Alabama processing plant

Published: September 10, 2021
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EV battery pack.

Li-Cycle’s Alabama facility has an initial planned capacity of about 5,500 short tons of lithium-ion batteries per year. | Sergii Chernov / Shutterstock

Li-Cycle will site a lithium-ion battery facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the latest node in the company’s planned hub-and-spoke model for recycling batteries in North America.

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E-scrap metal notches record high value

Published: September 2, 2021
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Stock market graph indicating higher prices.

Aluminum is one of the metals e-scrap companies recover from electronics, in addition to precious metals, copper and steel. | ST House Studio / Shutterstock

Aluminum prices have climbed to their highest levels in over a decade, providing a boost for processors extracting the non-ferrous metal from scrap electronics.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler nets major investment capital

Published: July 29, 2021
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Redwood Materials is one of a handful of firms scaling up lithium-ion recycling processes. | OtmarW / Shutterstock

Redwood Materials, a growing Nevada-based battery recycling firm that recently partnered with an e-scrap processor, received more than $700 million in funding from various financing organizations.

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