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Why Li-ion battery recycling is important for the EV Sector

Li-ion battery recycling

Why effective Lithium-ion battery recycling is required?

There’s been a growing movement to try and reduce the emissions of harmful gases that come from both petrol and diesel vehicles. In recent years, many car companies have been working to develop electric vehicles, or EVs, as an eco-friendly alternative.

EVs are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which not only produce far fewer emissions than traditional petrol and diesel cars but also help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.

Although the popularity of electric vehicles is on the rise globally, there are still some concerns that users have about them – specifically, what to do with lithium-ion batteries when they reach the end of their lifespan. With an estimated 245 million cars on the road by the year 2030, that’s more than 11 million tons of spent batteries that need to be managed. And while Li-ion battery recycling is an option, it’s not always clear how to do it safely and responsibly.

Let us explore some of the key concerns around Li-ion battery recycling, and what options are available for disposal and recycling.

The recycling of EV batteries is important for several reasons. Firstly, cathode metals such as nickel and cobalt are in high demand. Recycling these materials helps to reduce the need for virgin mining. Secondly, Li-ion battery recycling can help to reduce the amount of battery weight. This is because cathode materials make up a significant portion of the battery weight.

 

Li-ion battery recycling helps to conserve resources and reduces environmental pollution.

The mining process for metals used in electric vehicle batteries is very energy intensive and can cause environmental harm. These metals can contaminate water, soil and air harming the ecology. However, recycling these batteries can help to reduce this harm. Additionally, decreased reliance on virgin materials will help to preserve raw materials. Finally, it is important to dispose of EV batteries properly, as these batteries can leak harmful metals into the environment.

Lithium batteries are an important part of recycling, but it’s important to handle them carefully.

  • Lithium-ion batteries are delicate. They must be handled with care by professionals only, as they are often charged at high voltages.
  • This raises the risk factor for fire if the battery is damaged, punctured, or improperly managed.

Attero’s lithium-ion battery recycling is environmentally friendly and efficient. Our unique, patented and world-class urban mining technology allows us to extract battery elements with 99% efficiency. The extracted materials are of the same high quality as those used in new batteries. Our cell-shape agnostic process means we can recycle lithium-ion batteries of any size or shape. This allows us to have a positive environmental impact, promoting Carbon Positive Circular Economy.

Let us explore some of the key concerns around Li-ion battery recycling, and what options are available for disposal and recycling.

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