Tuscaloosa, AL

Hey Tuscaloosa,
we’re Li-Cycle .

We’re contributing to the growth and overall improvement of your community, while ensuring a healthier planet through our innovative technology.

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Supporting

30+

permanent local jobs

Up to

95%

of non-renewable battery materials recovered through our processes

Approximately

74%

of CO2 emissions offset compared to mining/refining one tonne of battery materials

JUST THE FACTS

The things you need to know.

Our Tuscaloosa plant, located in Alabama, is projected to commence operations by mid-2022. When completed, our Tuscaloosa Spoke will have a processing capacity of 5,000 tonnes of battery manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year.

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About the facility.

The Tuscaloosa Spoke supports our two-step process, which produces critical materials like cobalt sulfate, lithium carbonate, and nickel sulfate from black mass.

Managing our environmental footprint.

Our proprietary technology has been developed to ensure minimal environmental impact with zero wastewater, no direct emissions, and no landfill.

Commitment to safety.

The safety of the public, our employees, and all stakeholders in the Tuscaloosa area are our top priorities. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety and security systems to ensure that everyone working at and around the facility is protected.

Working within the community.

At Li-Cycle, we believe that success is driven by communication and collaboration. We are committed to open and ongoing engagement with our neighbours and the community, ensuring that no question or concern goes unheard. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some common questions.

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Why is the facility needed?

Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, industrial, utility, residential energy storage, and consumer electronics. Since 2010, the demand for lithium-ion batteries has grown by more than 500 percent. The world and our environment needs technology to recycle these batteries and ensure a sustainable future for our planet.

What is in a lithium-ion battery and where might I find it in my day-to-day life?

A lithium-ion battery is a type of rechargeable battery that employs lithium ions for its power. Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere in your everyday life — cell phones, laptops, power tools, scooters, e-bikes, transit buses, passenger vehicles and many more common devices.

What do facility operations look like?

The Tuscaloosa Spoke will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no substantial noise, odour, or light impacts. We have controls in place to help mitigate these effects from our operations.

In the News: Tuscaloosa, AL

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Battery recycling plant will be built at Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park

Battery recycling plant will be built at Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park

In the News, Alabama

September 28, 2021

September 27, 2021 Original article published in The Tuscaloosa News A Canada-based electric vehicle battery recycling plant will be housed in the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park and receive a…

Li-ion battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle plans Alabama facility after demand exceeds expectations

Li-ion battery recycling specialist Li-Cycle plans Alabama facility after demand exceeds expectations

In the News, Alabama

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021 Original article published in Energy Storage News Lithium battery recycling company Li-Cycle is planning its fourth facility in North America, the company said, as it made its…

Alabama Will Get A Li-Cycle Battery Recycling Facility

Alabama Will Get A Li-Cycle Battery Recycling Facility

In the News, Alabama

September 13, 2021

September 13, 2021 Original article published in Clean Technica Li-Cycle has announced plans to build a new lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Alabama. This will be its fourth commercial lithium-ion battery recycling…

Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

In the News, Alabama

September 10, 2021

Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, providing new capabilities within Alabama’s…

‘Big’ resurgence in battery manufacturing causes need for Alabama facility: Li-Cycle CEO

‘Big’ resurgence in battery manufacturing causes need for Alabama facility: Li-Cycle CEO

In the News, Alabama

September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021 Original interview published on BNN Bloomberg Ajay Kochhar, president, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the company’s plan to build a new recycling…

Li-Cycle speeds up lithium-ion recycling roll out with fourth plant announcement

Li-Cycle speeds up lithium-ion recycling roll out with fourth plant announcement

In the News, Alabama

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021 Original article published in Kitco Li-Cycle Holdings (NYSE: LICY) said today it will build a fourth commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility, to be located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama….

Li-Cycle to build EV battery recycling plant in Alabama

Li-Cycle to build EV battery recycling plant in Alabama

In the News, Alabama

September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021 Original article published in Reuters Li-Cycle Holdings Corp said on Wednesday it will build a recycling facility in Alabama to process a rising volume of lithium-ion battery…

Tuscaloosa Spoke Location

Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park,
Tuscaloosa, AL

T: 1-877-LI-CYCLE (542-9253)
E: info@li-cycle.com

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