Meeting the Growing Demand for Battery Materials
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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...