Meeting the Growing Demand for Battery Materials

Meeting the Growing Demand for Battery Materials

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August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020 – Ryan Raitano   Future of Li-ion Batteries: As the world transitions towards clean energy, through renewable energy sources paired with energy storage, and electrified vehicles, one...

Li-Cycle Co-op Experience FAQ

Li-Cycle Co-op Experience FAQ

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June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020   Looking to gain valuable experience in a meaningful field? Here at Li-Cycle we strive to provide a continuous learning environment for our co-op students. We believe...

Why we need a circular economy and how emerging technology can push us there

Why we need a circular economy and how emerging technology can push us there

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April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 – Ryan Raitano   Introduction: Imagine an economy with no waste and no pollution. An economy where the same materials and resources are continuously cycled and through...

Top 50 Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Top 50 Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle

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April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 – Ryan Raitano   Li-Cycle Team’s Top 50 Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle   Today’s 50th Earth Day anniversary inspired the Li-Cycle team to put together a...

Proliferation of Lithium-ion Battery Mega Projects Globally and the Future of Clean Energy Grids

Proliferation of Lithium-ion Battery Mega Projects Globally and the Future of Clean Energy Grids

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March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020, Stefan Hogg   Renewable Energy: The Carbon-free Future The past decade has seen rapid improvements in the field of renewable energy generation from carbon-free sources. Solar energy...

Global Investment in Lithium-ion Batteries: Past, Present, and Future

Global Investment in Lithium-ion Batteries: Past, Present, and Future

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August 26, 2019

Industry history and context In the past 30 years, since their commercialization, lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries have been used in an increasingly diverse range of products, starting from early generation handheld...

A deep dive into the history of the electric vehicle movement

A deep dive into the history of the electric vehicle movement

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June 6, 2019

History of EVs Over the past decade, the world has seen rapid and accelerating growth within the electric vehicle (EV) sector. EVs are quickly securing a major foothold in the...

The Future of Lithium-ion Batteries and Resource Recovery

The Future of Lithium-ion Batteries and Resource Recovery

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November 27, 2018

​Electric vehicle charging station (Source: FleetCarma) Since their commercialization in 1991, lithium-ion batteries have made dramatic progress with respect to energy density, battery lifespan, and recharging capabilities. These attributes have enabled...

Lithium-ion Batteries and Renewable Energy: Enabling a Closed Loop Supply Chain

Lithium-ion Batteries and Renewable Energy: Enabling a Closed Loop Supply Chain

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August 27, 2018

Coal fired power plant (Source: Pixabay)   Energy drives the world forward. Conveniently, humanity has been sitting on vast energy sources in the form of fossil fuels; extracting and purifying these...

Lithium-ion Battery Thermal Runaway: What’s the Risk?

Lithium-ion Battery Thermal Runaway: What’s the Risk?

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June 1, 2018

Large fire at recycling facility in Rocky View County (Source: Global News)   Lithium-ion batteries have become an essential part of our everyday lives and continue to enable the trend towards...

Cobalt: the DRC and the Role of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

Cobalt: the DRC and the Role of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

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April 3, 2018

​A labourer climbs through a cobalt and copper mine in Kawama, Congo (Source: Washington Post)   As lithium-ion batteries electrify our world through the proliferation of electric vehicles, grid-scale energy storage,...

The E-Waste Journey & Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

The E-Waste Journey & Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

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February 28, 2018

E-waste being processed in China (Source: Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock)   Every year, the pace of technological advancement seems to increase, with newer products being continuously introduced into the market. However, as a...