ICE-d Out: Nissan to end ICE development in all markets but U.S.

Toronto, Ontario — Nissan and the internal combustion engine have officially parted ways, making the brand the first Japanese automaker to announce a full stop to the development of ICE technology in every market but the U.S. Though the company has already ended gas engine sales in Europe, it will carry on the limited development […]

Matte’s Mandate: ARPAC CEO shares four comments on 2035 emissions target

Montreal, Quebec— When it comes to electric vehicle batteries, the Association of Auto Parts Recyclers share a question in common with much of the general Canadian public: “What end of life electric vehicle battery strategies need to be in place to support our environmental goals while achieving the one hundred percent zero-emission vehicle target by […]

No Battery Borders: Electra signs deal to recycle Japanese-sourced EV batteries in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario — In a deal that will link North American and Asian auto recycling markets, Electra Battery Materials issued a press release stating it has signed a battery recycling and cobalt sulfate supply agreement with Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation. The deal will see Marubeni working alongside Electra to help source lithium-ion battery material for […]

Li-Cycle Listed: Ontario battery recyclers files to go public on NYSE

Mississauga, Ontario – Li-Cycle is raising funds for global expansion by going public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in a deal that values the battery recycler at US$1.7 billion, the company announced Tuesday. The five-year-old private company has unveiled plans to merge with Peridot Acquisition Corp., an NYSE-listed special acquisition corporation (SPAC). If […]

NAATBatt Notes: Lithium-ion batteries are being reused, not scrapped

Toronto, Ontario –  While lithium-ion batteries have touted a bad rap for allegedly being tossed in landfills or poorly recycled, they actually boast some of the longest lifetimes and highest reuse rates, Hans Eric Melin, managing director of Circular Energy Storage said during a panel at NAATBatt International 2021. In most consumers’ minds, a vehicle […]