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US consortium funds work on lithium-ion recycling

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

The US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced US$1.08 million in funding to spur development of lithium-ion battery recycling in Massachusetts.

USABC, a collaborative organisation of American car manufacturers, General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is backing the second phase of the lithium recycling contract by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

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BMW, Northvolt and Umicore join forces for cells recycling

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

The BMW Group has formed a joint technology consortium with Swedish lithium-ion start-up Northvolt and Belgium-based materials tech giant Umicore, to develop a “complete and sustainable value chain for battery cells for EVs in Europe”.

This announcement comes just weeks after BMW placed a “billion euro” order for EV batteries from China, saying that they “can’t wait” for Europe to build a battery cells industry.

The consortium’s main aim is to establish a closed life cycle loop for batteries to make battery cells sustainable. The partners said this would be achieved by creating a recyclable cell design and manufacturing process that uses mostly renewable energy.

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Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:19 -- Xuan Zhong
Narada to invest in Li battery recycling

The board of Chinese battery maker Narada Power has given the green light for plans to launch a commercial lithium-ion batteries and “new energy materials” recycling subsidiary.

The new business— Anhui Narada Huabo New Material and Technology Co., Ltd. (ANHNMT)— will be wholly owned by Narada and receive an initial cash injection of CNY100 million ($15m).

 

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