Northvolt, a Swedish battery producer, and Hydro, a Norwegian aluminum supplier, are partners in Hydrovolt, a joint venture that has built Europe’s biggest battery recycling plant. The Hydrovolt facility, located in Fredrikstad, southern Norway, is already operational and plans to recycle 12,000 tons of exhausted batteries per year initially, increasingContinue Reading


According to new figures in Tesla’s 2021 Impact Report, recycled batteries have returned over 92 percent of their original raw materials to company for future use. Tesla’s plants already have a closed-loop recycling mechanism in place. This allows the company to recycle all of the batteries it gets, with upContinue Reading

Redwood Materials

Panasonic will begin utilizing copper from recycled lithium-ion batteries provided by Redwood Materials later this year to make new lithium-ion batteries at its Nevada facility. Copper foil, a critical component of a battery cell’s anode side, will be the first recycled item from Redwood. Typically, the anode is comprised ofContinue Reading

Recycled Battery

People often believe that recycled lithium-ion battery material is inferior to virgin material. Battery manufacturers are still hesitant to employ recycled materials in their batteries. However, according to a new research, recycled lithium-ion batteries are as good as, if not better than, new batteries manufactured from newly mined minerals. TheContinue Reading


Today, the world’s battery manufacturing powerhouses — CATL, Panasonic, LG Energy Solution — are mostly found in Asia. Redwood Materials, wants to change that paradigm and bring more battery production to the United States. A big part of his plan involves ramping up the recovery of essential battery raw materialsContinue Reading


Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries themselves only have a shelf life of eight to ten years. There are more than 1.4 billion cars in the world today, and that number could double by 2036. But producing so many electric vehicles in a decade would cause a surge in demand for metals like lithium, cobalt,Continue Reading

SK Innovation

SK Innovation, Korea’s first oil refining company, which has grown into the nation’s top oil refinery and chemical company, has a plan to change its corporate identity “from carbon to green.” The company’s management, shared three key strategies as to how they plan to achieve this: Green Anchoring: Reinforcing aContinue Reading


New Flyer, a bus manufacturer (including both New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc.), has built a pilot recycling facility along with Li-Cycle Corporation to recycle lithium-ion batteries in Canada. Li-Cycle Corporation is reportedly the largest Li-ion battery recycler in North America. This initial pilot batteryContinue Reading