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Audi and Umicore to recover cobalt and nickel from lithium-ion batteries as they continue to pursue closed loop goal

Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:24 -- Paul Crompton

Vehicle OEM Audi and recyclers Umicore have recovered 90% of the cobalt and nickel from the German car maker’s e-tron battery packs during the test phase of their strategic research project. 

Audi and the Belgian materials technology and recycling firm will now enter the next phase of the plan to cooperate on a closed loop for cobalt and nickel materials. 

The recovered materials will be used in new battery cells.

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ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
ILA campaign to tackle lead-acid recycling concerns

The lead-acid industry has launched a campaign to educate battery collectors, handlers and sorters across Europe and North America of the threat posed when lithium-ion batteries are mixed with lead-acid in the smelting process.

Mixing the two chemistries during the recycling process, especially when going through the crusher, increases the risk of fire and has been known to cause explosions in plants.

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