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Battery recycling, two ways

Mike De Socio writes in GreenBiz on battery recycling methods.

The C3 Take
  • As developers face record high lithium costs and pressure to diversify their supply chains, battery recycling companies are beginning to form.
  • One such company is Ascend Elements, which uses old batteries to produce cathodes that power new technologies.
  • Ascend’s process has allowed the company to reduce the carbon footprint of cathode making by 90% versus its competitors.

“Because the cathode materials in EV batteries are often the most carbon-intensive piece, Ascend’s recycling process can render batteries a lot more sustainable. ‘We are able to reduce the carbon footprint of our cathode materials by over 90 percent,’ O’Kronley said. ‘Just by swapping out that material alone … allows that EV to now have the same carbon footprint as an [internal combustion engine] vehicle from 0 miles.'”

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