US battery materials and recycling company American Battery Technology Company has agreed terms to buy a commercial scale battery recycling facility in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, Nevada. It plans to commercialise and expand both its primary minerals manufacturing and secondary minerals lithium-ion battery recycling operations.
Purchase price was not disclosed.
The approximately 137,000 square foot facility is vacant and was previously used to recycle lead-acid batteries. All legacy processing equipment has been removed, and the facility has the necessary infrastructure lithium-ion battery recycling technologies, the company said.
“We are excited to be able to capitalise on this opportunity to accelerate the first commercial-scale implementation of our integrated lithium-ion battery recycling technologies,” said ABTC CEO Ryan Melsert. “The purchase of this existing facility was significantly lower cost than constructing a new facility of similar design, and the fact that it is move-in ready with the necessary infrastructure equipment already installed will allow us to accelerate our start of commercial-scale operations.”
ABTC added it is completing construction of its Global Development Center in Fernley, Nevada. It will develop and validate next-generation battery recycling technologies at the bench scale, optimise them in pilot scale operations, and then construct and operate commercial-scale systems.