Fenix Battery Recycling has opened a multi-chemistry battery recycling facility in Kilwinning in Scotland specialising in electric vehicle batteries.
The fully licensed and permitted site near Glasgow is ready to accept batteries for storage and discharge, with material coming from as far as the US to be treated by the company.
The news comes after Fenix Battery Recycling, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham received £955,000 ($1.3 million) grant funding.
The funding was from the UK government’s Innovate UK Smart Grants programme, and will be used to develop separation technologies for end-of-life lithium ion batteries.
Damian Lambkin, commercial and business development director at Fenix Battery Recycling said he company’s development plans also include establishing educational and research facilities within the wider community in Scotland.
Fenix Battery Recycling also has a plant at Willenhall in the West Midlands, which is due to become fully operational once it receives its permit from the Environment Agency – a process which has been delayed by Covid-19.