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July 19, 2022

Q&A with Li-Cycle CEO Ajay Kochhar: The role recycling will play in the EV market

Li-Cycle is building out a network of feeder plants to process spent EV batteries and battery manufacturing scrap from partners such as General Motors, LG Energy Solution and Mercedes-Benz

July 18, 2022

Original article published in Automotive News Canada (paywall)

Despite ongoing work to extract lithium from the geothermal brines of California and the hard-rock spodumene deposits of Quebec, North America’s first major new source of the valuable battery metal may come not from a mine, but a recycling plant run by a Canadian company in unassuming Upstate New York.

Li-Cycle Holdings CEO Ajay Kochhar said he never would have expected the company’s lithium-ion battery recycling plant, scheduled to open in Rochester, NY., next year, to be leading the way on North American lithium production, but that the cautious permitting process for new mines has allowed the Toronto-based firm to keep ahead of resource firms…

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