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 […]

Lithion’s process will recycle 95 percent of old lithium-ion batteries into new ones

May 15, 2019 – While OEMs are leaning more towards electric vehicles, other companies are thinking of ways to properly recycle these vehicles batteries once they’ve reached its end of life cycle. Lithion, a Quebec recycling company has developed a process to recycle 95 percent of the old lithium-ion batteries into new ones. The company’s […]

Volkswagen’s plan for the future

March 27, 2019 – Volkswagen has proven that it is thinking of the future. Not just the future in terms of technology and electric vehicles but what is going to happen when those vehicles are no longer running. The OEM announced a pilot plant for recycling electric vehicle batteries in Salzgitter, Northern Germany which will […]

Quebec invests in the lithium-ion battery industry

November 26, 2018 — Propulsion Québec, the province’s smart and electric vehicle cluster, announced the launch of a study on the development of the lithium-ion battery industry in Québec. The study will profile the lithium-ion battery industry and analyze opportunities for Quebec in battery component, cell manufacturing and end-of-life battery recycling. Québec has a number of assets vital to developing […]

What about recycling EV batteries?

By Lindsey Cooke Toronto, Ontario — August 30, 2018 — As electric vehicles are becoming more of a hot commodity, it is important to understand how their batteries are recycled. The most common battery in standardized/internal combustion engine vehicles is a lead acid battery, which is typically used as the car’s starter batter. However, electric vehicles (e.g. hybrid, plug-in […]