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9 Battery Recycling Efforts You Should Know About

In the spirit of Earth Day 2024, here are 9 recent battery recycling developments we’ve featured in our pages.

Michael C. Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology

April 22, 2024

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As global electrification continues to accelerate, so does concern about where battery materials are sourced at the start of the supply chain—and where they will end up after a battery’s useful life.

There have been a number of developments on the latter front in recent months, from The US Department of Energy (DOE)’s grants to 17 projects to new efforts in China and Europe.

Citing a projected tenfold increase in demand for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV), consumer electronics, and stationary energy storage by 2030, the DOE stated in March that “Investments in sustainable reduced-cost recycling of consumer batteries are critical to securing the domestic materials supply chain.”

Government and industry players on every continent are gearing up efforts to reuse battery materials as part of their production process. Let’s take a look at the most recent developments. Click through to see 9 battery recycling efforts you should know about.

About the Author(s)

Michael C. Anderson

Editor-in-Chief, Battery Technology, Informa Markets - Engineering

Battery Technology Editor-in-Chief Michael C. Anderson has been covering manufacturing and transportation technology developments for more than a quarter-century, with editor roles at Manufacturing Engineering, Cutting Tool Engineering, Automotive Design & Production, and Smart Manufacturing. Before all of that, he taught English and literature at colleges in Japan and Michigan.

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