Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

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BATTERY RECYCLING

Neometals has developed a sustainable proprietary process for the recovery of valuable constituents from cell production scrap and end-of-life lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

What

Neometals has developed a proprietary sustainable process for the recovery of valuable constituents from sell production scrap and end-of-life lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). The Neometals processing flowsheet targets the recovery of >90% of all battery materials from LIBs that might otherwise be disposed of in land fill or processed in energy-intensive pyrometallurgical recovery circuits.

Specifically, the Neometals’ recycling process targets the recovery of valuable materials from consumer electronic batteries (devices with lithium cobalt oxide (LCO) cathodes), and nickel‐rich electric vehicle and stationary storage battery chemistries (lithium‐nickel-manganese‐cobalt (NMC) cathodes).

The business aims to make revenue from provision of recycling services, licensing and sale of recovered cobalt, nickel, lithium, copper, iron, aluminium, manganese into saleable products.

Why

The need for LIB recycling solutions is being driven by burgeoning LIB production for the EV and electronics industries. At end of life LIBs pose an environmental challenge and regulations coupled together with corporate responsibility is mandating ethical disposal and recycling from what is a very low base today. Long term storage of spent LIBs poses a fire risk and locks up the valuable constituents from participating in the circular economy.

NMT Advantages

  • Unique patent pending technology;
  • Acceptance of broad battery chemistries;
  • No requirement to discharge spent LIBs;
  • Business model flexibility; and
  • Process produces high purity chemical products rather than intermediate.

Status

Pilot plant testing in Canada will supply data to feasibility studies and support the design of larger scale technology before investment decision and commercial deployment. Process and product qualification will occur in parallel with partner selection diligence.

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