Recycling lithium batteries

Insights and intelligence to understand the future of the li-ion battery recycling market

Recycled material and the battery supply chain

Interest and investment in lithium battery recycling have grown in recent years as the global battery supply chain looks to feed the growing demand for battery raw materials and reduce carbon emissions from metals production. There are increased legislative pressures to localize supply chains, so market participants are looking at ways to increase battery recycling capacity and adopt black mass as a primary feedstock in manufacturing battery chemicals. Read on to find out more about the latest insights into black mass, recycled metals and electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling.

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India’s burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) battery-making industry could mean the country becomes a significant importer and a reduced exporter of black mass in the coming years, Rajat Verma, founder and chief executive officer of Indian battery recycler Lohum, told Fastmarkets in an interview

Payables for black mass in key Asian markets showed potential for more downside in the week ended Wednesday January 31, according to market sources

Payables for black mass (shredded and sorted lithium-ion batteries) in the European domestic market continued to drop in the week to January 15 amid weak demand and abundant supply

Major carmaker Mercedes-Benz has deepened its plans to expand operations in Europe’s lithium-ion battery recycling space with the order of a new hydrometallurgical plant to recover battery metals from black mass

Hamburg-based copper producer Aurubis is considering the US and Europe among options for a future black mass recycling plant, chief executive officer Roland Harings told Fastmarkets on Monday January 8

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The Battery Recycling Outlook includes 10-year source, supply and price forecasts so battery and automakers, material manufacturers and battery recyclers can understand and leverage recycling supply.

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  • Dig into forecasts and outlooks for black mass and battery materials
  • Get a clear and accurate assessment of battery technology and the major recyclers
  • Get actionable insights on the economics of battery chemistries
  • Understand key ESG and supply chain qualification criteria

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