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December 21, 2022

Electric Cars Are Taking Off, but When Will Battery Recycling Follow?

Li-Cycle employee sorting batteries for shredding

Many companies and investors are eager to recycle batteries but it could take a decade or more before enough used lithium-ion batteries become available.

December 21, 2022

Original article published via The New York Times

“Benjamin Reynaga used power tools to hack his way into a beat-up hybrid Honda Fit at an auto dismantling plant at the edge of the Mojave Desert until he reached the most important part of the car: its lithium-ion battery.

… Other businesses are focused solely on recycling. Li-Cycle, a Canadian company founded in 2016 by two former engineering consultants — Ajay Kochhar and Tim Johnston — is building several plants…”

Read the full article here.