LITHIUM-ION BATTERY RECYCLING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN RAMPING UP TO MEGA SCALE RECYCLING

As the costs of producing lithium ion batteries have dropped their use has increased dramatically. But it’s estimated that only 5% of lithium ion batteries are currently recycled. In this feature Ajay Kochhar, Co-founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle, explores the barriers to lithium ion recycling and developments in processing technology.

As the world trends towards electrification, exponential growth continues in the use of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, from the automotive industry, stationary energy storage (e.g. for renewables), and consumer electronics. 

The consistent improvement and cost reduction of li-ion battery technology has . . .

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