Lithium carbonate regenerated from recycled battery waste utilizing a patented course of developed by RecycLiCo has efficiently been certified by C4V’s Section 1 Provide Chain Qualification program via testing in battery cells. In different phrases: C4V has confirmed that recycled lithium’s high quality rivals that of “virgin” lithium.
“As demand for lithium soars, it’s changing into more and more clear that mining alone can’t sustainably meet world wants,” explains Zarko Meseldzija, CEO and Director of RecycLiCo. “This take a look at confirms that our recycled lithium is not only a viable different, however we consider it’ll quickly be thought-about extra invaluable than mined lithium.”
The qualification program carried out by New York-based C4V, a lithium-ion battery expertise firm that creates next-generation storage supplies appropriate for Gigafactory-scale options, has yielded distinctive take a look at outcomes. Using RecycLiCo’s patented processes, lithium carbonate is extracted from battery trash and remodeled into cathode materials earlier than being built-in into battery cells. The battery cell examined confirmed excessive capability and stability all through the cycle testing, and C4V’s exacting requirements demonstrated that RecycLiCo’s recycled lithium is on par with mined, “virgin” lithium, placing the corporate “on the forefront of producing sustainable battery supplies,” in response to its newest press launch.
C4V additionally certified the RecycLiCo NMC811 precursor cathode lively materials (“pCAM”) in cell manufacturing and efficiency evaluations. RecycLiCo’s lithium carbonate and pCAM will subsequent bear part 2 testing, which is able to concentrate on producing each “pouch” cells and commercial-sized prismatic cells.
“We’re happy to announce the profitable qualification of lithium carbonate in Section 1 course of,” commented Baasit Ali, Engineering Supervisor, Provide Chain of C4V. “As being the important thing part in (the) battery worth chain, this milestone underscores our unwavering dedication to driving sustainable options and the business ahead.”
In response, Meseldzija emphasizes the broader Recyclico imaginative and prescient. “Securing this validation drives us in direction of a future the place our closed-loop course of not solely recycles however revolutionizes battery manufacturing, supporting a completely built-in, on-site battery lifecycle.”
I just lately had an opportunity to speak to Zarko Meseldzija about their course of, and a few of the different methods the corporate helps to create true circularity in lithium-ion battery manufacturing whereas driving efficiencies to assist additional decarbonize the manufacturing of recent li-ion batteries. You may test it out with the Spotify participant, under, or pay attention on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you discover podcasts.
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