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Battery Resourcers Plans GA. Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facility (Ind. Report)
Battery Resourcers
Date: 2022-01-17
Worchester , Mass.-based Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, reports. it plans to open a 154,000-square-foot, commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. When fully operational this August, the $43 million plant will be North America's largest battery recycling facility with a 30,000 metric tpy of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap processing capacity -- returning battery grade lithium, cobalt and nickel back into the battery supply chain.

According to the company release, the Covington facility marks the first phase of Battery Resourcers' strategic expansion plan which includes an additional facility for precursor and cathode-active material production using the company's patented Hydro-to Cathode™technology. The company's long-term plans include opening additional facilities in North America, Europe and Asia to process up to 150,000 metric tpy of lithium-ion material globally . (Source: Battery Resources, PR, Contact: Battery Resources, Michael O’Kronley, CEO, 206.390.9021, www.batteryresources.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Resourcers,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  


Li-Cycle, Arrival Partnering on Battery Recycling (Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-11-29
Toronto-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. is reporting a collaboration with Arrival, a global company aiming to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions produced by local microfactories.

The two firms will work together to improve lithium-ion battery recycling and improve the efficiency of the EV battery supply chain in the U.S. and Europe.

By utilizing Li-Cycle's innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ commercial lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, end-of-life batteries can be transformed into battery-grade material that could be used in the production of new batteries. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle,com, www.li-cycle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Cycle,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Battery Recycling,  Batter Energy STorage,  


Battery Recycler Li-Cycle Raises $100 Mn (Funding, Ind. Report)
Li-Cycle
Date: 2021-10-06
Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered lithium-ion battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle reports Koch Strategic Platforms will purchase a $100 million convertible note to support Li-Cycle's growth in North America, Europe and Asia. Li-Cycle currently operates facilities in Kingston, Ontario and Rochester, New York and plans to open additional facilities in Arizona and Alabama and New York, which will create a closed loop recycling ecosystem.

Li-Cycle has two types of facility -- Spokes and Hubs. The Spokes facilities are where batteries are reduced down to produce black mass, which contains materials including lithium, cobalt and nickel that can be recovered, while the Hubs process that recovered black mass back into usable high purity materials. (Source: Li-Cycle, PR, Waste 360, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, 877- 542-9253, info@li-cycle.com, www.li-cycle.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Li-Cycle,  


Lithium-ion Battery Recycling JV Announced (Ind. Report)
PositivEnergy
Date: 2021-09-29
Power Global, a clean energy and mobility products company is reporting a MoU with Miami, Florida-headquartered stationary energy storage integrator PositivEnergy and battery recycling specialist Redivivus.

The partnership aims to develop stationary energy storage solutions that support projected grid demand from electrification and enable the renewable energy transition in global markets. The stationary storage solution is expected to have a life of 15 to 20 years, at the end of which Redivivus will help reclaim up to 92 pct of materials, while recirculating and reprocessing chemical reagents for direct reuse in the recycling process.

Redivivus' "no-burn" Redi-Cycle technology recovers battery materials for secondary markets, reducing the reliance on metal mining. Redivivus will offer mobile Redi-Shred recycling units for Power Global service and sales centers in India and build recycling lines at Power Global's factories in Pasadena, California, and Greater Noida, India. (Source: Power Global, PR, Financial Express, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Power Global Corp., (833) 461-7474, info@174powerglobal.com, info@power.global, www.power.global; PositivEnergy, info@positivenergy.us, www. positivenergy.us; Redivivus Technology, www.redivivus.tech

More Low-Carbon Energy News Lithium-ion Battery,  PositivEnergy,  Power Global,  Battery Recycling,  


Battery Resourcers Scores Fresh Funding (Ind. Report)
Battery Resourcers
Date: 2021-09-22
Worcester, Massachusetts-based lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing firm Battery Resourcers Inc. reports it has secured $70 million in fresh investment funding. The new funds will be used for commercialization of the company's sustainable closed loop battery active material production and plant expansion in the US and Europe.

Battery Resourcers' technology accepts mixed input of scrap batteries and end-of-life batteries to produce cathode material. (Source: Battery Resourcers, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Battery Resourcers, Michael O'Kronley, CEO , 774-530-6377, www.batteryresourcers.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Resourcers,  lithium-Ion,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


American Manganese, Itavolt Partner on Li-Ion Battery Recycling (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-08-16
American Manganese Inc. is receiving advisory services and funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support its Demonstration of Continuous Recycling of Cathode Material from Lithium-ion Battery Production Scrap pilot project to help innovative Canadian small and medium-sized businesses overcome barriers to global market entry and facilitate direct adoption of technology in foreign markets. With NRC support, and in collaboration with Italvolt, American Manganese will model, commission, and test a lithium-ion battery cathode material recycling demonstration plant that will include continuous operation with specific cathode waste processing objectives, such as capacity, extraction efficiency, and material purity.

Italvolt plans to construct one of Europe's largest lithium-ion battery Gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy, and to collaborate on developing a commercial recycling plant using the American Manganese's patented RecycLiCo™ technology that extracts cathode metals -- lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. -- to be recycled into new battery products (Source: American Manganese Inc., PR, Investing News, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: American Manganese Inc. , Larry Reaugh, Pres., CEO, 778-574-4444, lreaugh@amymn.com, www.americanmanganeseinc.com; RecycLiCo, www.recyclico.com; Italvolt, www.italvolt.com


American Manganese, Itavolt Partner on Li-Ion Battery Recycling (Int’l.)

Date: 2021-08-16
American Manganese Inc. is receiving advisory services and funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program to support its Demonstration of Continuous Recycling of Cathode Material from Lithium-ion Battery Production Scrap pilot project to help innovative Canadian small and medium-sized businesses overcome barriers to global market entry and facilitate direct adoption of technology in foreign markets. With the NRC support, and in collaboration with Italvolt, American Manganese will model, commission, and test a lithium-ion battery cathode material recycling demonstration plant to include continuous operation with specific cathode waste processing objectives, such as capacity, extraction efficiency, and material purity.

Italvolt plans to construct one of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery Gigafactory in Scarmagno, Italy, and to collaborate on developing a commercial recycling plant using the American Manganese’s patented RecycLiCo™ technology.

American Manganese Inc. is a critical metals company focused on the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with the RecycLiCo™ patented process that provides high extraction and purity of cathode metals -- lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. -- to produce recycled battery products (Source: American Manganese Inc., PR, Investing News, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: American Manganese Inc. , Larry Reaugh, Pres., CEO, 778-574-4444, lreaugh@amymn.com, www.americanmanganeseinc.com; RecycLiCo, www.recyclico.com; Italvolt, www.italvolt.com


New Jersey Clean Energy Startups Funding Announced (Funding)
Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
Date: 2021-08-09
In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) , through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following organizations were funded:

  • Andluca Technologies Inc., located in Princeton, is a spin-out of Princeton University that is developing solar-powered smart glass technology. ($74,969), www.andluca.com

  • Arbela Laboratories, located in Randolph, is creating a methanol-fed Pichia platform designed to increase the scale and reduce the costs of biomanufacturing. ($73,000), www. arbelalabs.com

  • Eion NJ Corporation in Princeton is developing a specialty fine-grained mineral material that rapidly captures and stores carbon dioxide when applied to agricultural soils. ($75,000), www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.eion_corp.c300f040f3b70cd2ba87f619b617c01b.html

  • Farm to Flame Energy, located in Kearny, provides scalable, end-to-end electricity generation systems using biomass for communities in underdeveloped countries. ($74,995), www.farmtoflameenergy.com

  • Green Blu, located in Hamilton, is developing a solar thermal energy-powered brine separation technology for use in desalination, agriculture, and water industries. ($75,000), www.greenblu.co

  • NextGen Battery Technologies, LLC., located in Somerset, is developing a high-voltage, non-flammable solid-state electrolyte for lithium batteries. ($74,939), www.nextgenbattery.com

  • Princeton NuEnergy, located in Bordentown, is developing a battery recycling technology to recycle and reuse used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, portable electronics, and other energy storage devices. ($75,000) www.pnecycle.com

  • RenewCO2, LLC., located in Cranford, is developing an electrochemical process that converts carbon dioxide to plastic precursors and other value-added chemicals conventionally sourced from fossil fuels. ($75,000), www.renewco2.com

  • SunRay Scientific, LLC., located in Eatontown, is commercializing an advanced material adhesive for use in electronics and semiconductor packaging. ($75,000) www.sunrayscientific.com. (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

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  • Battery, Energy Storage Projects Funded in NJ (Funding)
    New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology
    Date: 2021-08-09
    In Trenton, the New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) , through the Clean Tech Seed Grant Program which is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), has announced funding to the following organizations to help accelerate development and innovation of clean technologies within New Jersey's economy. The following battery and energy storage organizations and projects were funded:

  • NextGen Battery Technologies, LLC., located in Somerset, is developing a high-voltage, non-flammable solid-state electrolyte for lithium batteries. ($74,939), www.nextgenbattery.com

  • Princeton NuEnergy, located in Bordentown, is developing a battery recycling technology to recycle and reuse used lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, portable electronics, and other energy storage devices. ($75,000)

  • SunRay Scientific, LLC., located in Eatontown, is commercializing an advanced material adhesive for use in electronics and semiconductor packaging. ($75,000) www.sunrayscientific.com. (Source: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Aug., 2021) Contact: NJEDA, New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology, Judith Sheft, Exec. Dir., (609) 858-6700, www.njeda.com/csit

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  


  • Fortum Plans Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Fortum
    Date: 2021-06-18
    Finland-based conglomerate Fortum reports it will invest roughly €24 million ($28.7 million) to expand its lithium-ion battery recycling capacity by building a new hydrometallurgical recycling plant in Harjavalta, Finland.

    The new facility, which is slated for commissioning in 2023, will recover lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese from old electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries and recycle other materials back into the battery supply chain, according to the release.

    Fortum uses a combination of mechanical and low-CO2 hydrometallurgical technologies to recycle the batteries with the lowest carbon footprint. (Source: Fortum Waste Solutions, PR, 17 June, 2021) Contact: Fortum Waste Solutions, +45 80 31 71 00, www.fortum.com/products-and-services/fortum-battery-solutions/recycling/lithium-ion-battery-recycling-solution

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum news,  Lithium-Ion Battery news,  Battery news,  


    Volkswagen Targets Net Carbon Neutral by 2050 (Int'l. Report)
    Volkswagen
    Date: 2021-04-30
    German automaker Volkswagen reports it plans to cut CO2 emissions per vehicle in Europe by 40 pct by 2030 and to become net carbon neutral by 2050 to meet the climate targets introduced in the European Green Deal.

    To that end, VW is working to decarbonise its production and supply chains and has pledged that all its plants except for those in China will be powered purely by 'green' electricity by 2030. The auto giant is also introducing more sustainable components into the construction of its vehicles and says that CO2 emissions will now be a key criterion when awarding contracts to suppliers.

    VW also aims to increase its share of EV sales to 70 pct of its European sales and 50 pct of its U.S. and China sales by 2030 The firm is also pushing to develop its battery recycling operation and intends to recycle more than 90 pct of the raw materials used in its batteries in the future. (Source: Volkswagen, PR, AutoCar, 27 Apr., 2021)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Neutral,  Volkswagen,  


    Li-Cycle Plans Li-ion Battery Recycling Facility (Ind. Report)
    Li-Cycle
    Date: 2021-04-16
    Mississauga, Ontario-headquartered lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. reports it will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Li-Cycle also operates recycling facilities in Rochester, NY and Kingston, Ontario.

    When complete, the Phoenix facility will be capable of processing up to 10,000 tpy of end-of-life batteries and battery manufacturing scrap, bringing Li-Cycle's total recycling capacity to 20,000 tpy. The company's technology converts battery manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries into intermediate products including "black mass," a powder that contains a variety of metals including lithium, cobalt and nickel. (Soucre: Li-Cycle, Website PR, 14 Apr., 2021) Contact: Li-Cycle, Tim Johnston, Co-Founder, Exec.Chairman , 877-542-9253, investors@li-cycle.com, www.li-cycle.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Li-Cycle,  Lithium-Ion Battert,  Battery,  


    NV Li-ion Battery Recycling Plant Progess Reported (Ind. Report)
    American Battery Technology
    Date: 2021-04-14
    Incline Village, Nevada-headquartered American Battery Technology Company reports it's previously announced planned 60,000-square-foot lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Fernle, Vevada,is expected to break ground soon.

    Initially, the plant would recycle 20,000 metric tpy of lithium-ion batteries then scale up to handling 100,000 metric tpy, matching the number of lithium-ion batteries recycled in all of 2018 globally, according to London-based Circular Energy Storage. In the U.S. alone, only 5 pct of all spent battery cells are recycled, according to the U.S. DOE. According to the release, ABTC plans to create a "circular economy for battery metals" using its clean technology platform. The company has a three-pronged approach to supply battery metals -- lithium-ion battery recycling, extraction technology and primary resources. (Source: American Battery Technology Co. , PR, Northern Nevada Business, Apr., 2021) Contact: American Battery Technology Co., Menka Sethi, COO, (775) 473-4744, info@batterymetals.com, www.americanbatterytechnology.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News American Battery Technology ,  Lithium-Ion Battery,  Energy Storage,  


    Volta Energy Tech. Launches Energy Storage Fund (Ind. Report)
    Volta Energy
    Date: 2021-02-19
    Warrenville, Illinois-based Volta Energy Technologies today announced an initial closing on its venture fund focused on batteries, energy storage, and related hardware and software required to enable the use of lower-cost electric vehicles and renewable power generation.

    The new fund closed with $72.6M of committed capital in December and will continue to accept additional capital commitments through the end of Q1 2021. It is complemented by the firm's pledge fund launched in 2017, with the backing of corporate strategic investors Albemarle, Exelon, Equinor and Hanon Systems. Volta is currently seeking investors to participate in the final close of the new fund in Q1 of 2021 -- with the aim of raising up to an additional $150 million.

    The firm expects significant impacts from a pipeline of investible deals aimed at lowering battery cost, improving safety, increasing battery longevity, grid energy storage, battery recycling technology, advanced manufacturing processes and others.

    Volta Energy Technologies identifies and invests in battery and energy storage technology after performing deep diligence with the support of unparalleled global research institutions. Seeded by strategic corporate investors, Volta connects innovators with investors and relevant industries that are adopting energy storage technology, delivering strategic returns for all. (Source: Volta, PR, 18 Feb., 2021) Contact: Volta, Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, CEO, www.plusvolta.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Volta Energy Technologies,  Energy STorage,  Battery,  


    EU MEPs Call for Energy Storage to Spur Decarbonization (Opinions, Editorials & Aside)
    European Union,European Commission
    Date: 2020-07-01
    In Brussels, Members of the European Union Parliament (MEPs) Industry, Research and Energy Committee have outlined their strategy for renewable energy and energy storage and their role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.

    The Committee calls on the EC and EU's 27 member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities. The MEPs also propose boosting mechanical thermal, and other other energy storage options as well as the development of decentralized storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems.

    The committee also supports efforts to create European battery standards and battery recycling initiates and reduce dependence on their production outside of Europe.

    Finally, the EC estimates the EU will need to be able to store six times more energy than today to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    According to lead MEP Claudia Gamon, "Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or green hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply for European citizens." (Source: European Union News, European Commission PR, 30 June, 2020)

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