Recycling is Getting Serious

The battery recycling industry is becoming increasingly relevant. In this feature Hans Eric Melin explores the global market and its regional variations 
Compared to the rapidly increasing volume of lithium-ion batteries that exist in the market the proportion that are recycled remains very small. Yet, recycled materials are becoming increasingly important for the lithium-ion battery supply chain and for some material producers recycling is a key component in their supply chain strategy. 

And it’s Asia that’s taken the lead.

Circular Energy Storage concludes that 179,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries (at the cell level) will . . .

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