TECHNOLOGY

A unique and dependable approach to solving the global battery recycling problem.

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Here’s how it works

Our proprietary Spoke & Hub Technologies use a combination of mechanical safe size reduction and hydrometallurgical resource recovery specifically designed for lithium-ion battery recycling.

Mechanical safe size reduction

Spoke

All types of lithium-ion batteries are transformed from a charged state to an inert product in a safe and efficient manner.

Fully sustainable with no solid or liquid waste

Hydrometallurgical Processing

Hub

Cathode and anode materials are processed into battery grade end-products for reuse in lithium-ion battery production or other applications in the broader economy.

Produces battery grade lithium, nickel, cobalt and more

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Our technology and a sustainable future.

By solving the global end-of-lifecycle lithium-ion battery problem, we create a secondary supply to both meet the demand for critical battery materials and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

Validated and scalable

Li-Cycle’s commercial plant has provided important validation of our Spoke & Hub Technologies, as well as confirmation of its scalability to a commercial level.

Safe and sustainable

Proprietary technology allows for safe processing of all lithium-ion batteries without any landfilled waste and minimal GHGs, thus providing a sustainable end-of-life pathway for all lithium-ion batteries.

Economically viable

Driven by unparalleled recovery rates, Li-Cycle’s Spoke & Hub Technologies are an economically viable lithium-ion resource recovery solution, enabling commercialization and supporting the global transition toward electrification.

High quality end products

In alignment with our core value proposition, Li-Cycle has demonstrated and produced battery-grade end-products generated through our advanced lithium-ion battery recycling and resource recovery technology.