Battery Recycling: A Need of the hour. Short article I wrote to see the reasons why we need to recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

Battery Recycling: A Need of the hour. Short article I wrote to see the reasons why we need to recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

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Battery Recycling: A Need of the hour. Short article I wrote to see the reasons why we need to recycle Lithium Ion Batteries



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4 thoughts on “Battery Recycling: A Need of the hour. Short article I wrote to see the reasons why we need to recycle Lithium Ion Batteries

  1. So a discussion about how recycling is needed but no mention of companies like Li-Cycle, Duesenfeld GmbH, Fortum, or Envirostream that are building up battery recycling capacity in anticipation of growing demand in the future?

  2. Lots of companies building up recycling capabilities (Licycle, Redwood materials, Duesenfeld, … ) . All the major battery producers already have theirs in place (CATL, Panasonic, … )

    The issue they are having is: Batteries aren’t as fragile as many ‘news outlets’ made it out to be (read: FUD). Companies are getting barely anything to recycle besides the batteries that fail quality testing during production and batteries from the occasional crashed car.

    This is not going to change for quite some years because at the end-of-life in an EV batteries are still more than adequate for other uses like home and grid storage (which is a lot better use than recycling them). The lifetime in storage applications is measured in decades because they are usually operated in temperature controlled conditions and the C-rates with which they are stressed are very low. Under such conditions degradation is practically non-existent.

    That said: eventually recycling will become a big thing (and I’ve already bought a few shares of a relevant company)

  3. Feedback and comments are welcome. I am writing from the point of view of gaining personal knowledge in the field of Electric Vehicles. Batteries in particular.
    The article I wrote originally for my favourite website on Batteries. Batterydesign.net

  4. definitely add a section on “what’s being done right now”…there are multiple companies already recycling batteries.

    but honestly, lithium batteries have very long lives. large scale recycling won’t be necessary until we start seeing very old, calendar aged batteries showing up. the industry is in its infancy and will grow with time, but the rapid phase of growth will not be for another 10 years or so.

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