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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
DOE’s ReCell Center displays the simple parts of a shredded battery.

DOE funds national collab for batteries

As part of its Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, the Department of Energy announced the selection of eight projects to receive a combined $2 million to drive innovation in... — Updated 9/26/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A lump of lithium-ion battery scrap to be processed by BASF and TODA.

ABTC joins BASF closed-loop battery team

With significant funding from the Department of Energy toward its Tonopah Flats lithium project, visits from representatives from the White House, and a partnership with TechMet-Mercuria, American Battery... — Updated 9/19/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
ABTC employee inspecting recycled battery powders.

ABTC, TechMet-Mercuria forge partnership

To further leverage its lithium-ion battery recycling expertise, American Battery Technology Company has entered into a strategic partnership with technology metals managing platform TechMet-Mercuria,... — Updated 8/22/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senator Mark Kelly at Arizona Spoke.

DOE secretary, senator visit Arizona Spoke

Following recent visits by heads of state such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to its lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Ontario,... — Updated 8/16/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Gisele Azimi and Kevin Zhang pose for photo holding recovered REEs.

Liquid CO2 to work for clean REE recovery

A team of researchers out of the University of Toronto has pioneered a method of separating critical minerals and metals from electronic waste, such as electric vehicle batteries and wind turbine magnets,... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
The word recycle stamped in all capital letters on tarnished steel blocks.

First recycled metals market launched

In the next five years, the recycling industry is expected to repurpose an average of 400 million tons of scrap metal annually, growing at an unprecedented rate due to the spread of industrialization and... — Updated 6/20/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A large canvas sack filled with lumps of recycled batteries or black mass.

Electra recycles lithium from spent batteries

Marking a significant milestone in its role as a leading electric vehicle battery recycler, Electra Battery Materials Corp. announced the successful recovery of technical-grade lithium carbonate from a... — Updated 6/8/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
A pile of metal scrap and waste for recycling.

US recycling tech gets boost in funding

The U.S. Department of Defense has developed the Materials Recovery Technologies for Defense Supply Resiliency initiative in support of President Biden's 2021 directive to identify and address risks in... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Four vials of rare earths precipitate after Cyclic Materials’ treatment.

Cyclic Materials REEs for circular economy

Despite what their name may suggest, the suite of 15 elements known as rare earths is not all that scarce. One thing that is hard to come by, however, is technology up to the difficult task of efficiently... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Pile of electronic devices to be recycled at Redwood facility.

Volkswagen to add Redwood bins to dealers

After partnering together mid-2022, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., has expanded its existing collaboration with Redwood Materials Inc. by adding Redwood recycling bins at participating Volkswagen... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Geomega technicians monitoring ISR recovery process.

Federal funds for Geomega REE recycling

With another C$3 million in funding, but this time from the Government of Canada's Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration program, Geomega Resources Inc. is well-financed to continue... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A zoomed in photo of a loudspeaker.

UK SCREAMs for recycled REE magnets

Researchers from the Birmingham Energy Institute, along with several partners, are supporting a new grant-funded project to recycle rare earth magnets from electronic waste, electric motors, and wind... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
X-MAT CEO Bill Easter holding prototypes of X-BATT single layer pouch batteries.

X-BATT granted battery recycling patent

X-MAT, the advanced materials division of Semplastics, recently announced it has been granted a United States patent for its electrode fabrication technology, which dramatically increases the storage... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics CEO Bill Easter and Director of R&D Kyle Marcus with Voltage Award.

Semplastics reveals new DioQuest venture

From its X-MAT subsidiary that turns coal into clean and efficient building materials to its X-BATT subsidiary that recycles spent lithium into new batteries, Semplastics has made a name for itself by... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The metal framing of one of Electra's battery materials refineries.

Electra makes first battery recycling move

Becoming the frontrunner of battery recyclers, Electra Battery Materials Corp. announced that it has successfully completed the first plant-scale recycling of black mass material in North America,... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes

Redwood cinches US Battery Belt campus

As recycling becomes more prominent in the restructuring of basically everything toward decarbonization and electrification, Redwood Materials Inc. announced its biggest move yet, a new battery materials... — Updated 2/9/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Three Geomega technicians observe REE separation equipment.

More funding for Geomega recycling tech

Developer of clean technologies for the mining, refining, and recycling of rare earths and other critical materials, Geomega Resources Inc. announced it has been awarded a C$3 million grant from the Techno... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A worker holds a handful of battery metal scrap for recycling.

RecycLiCo battery cathode material shines

Shortly after signing a memorandum of understanding with Korean electronics manufacturer Sonid Inc., RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. announced that a Korean manufacturer used cathode material upcycled... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Sonid CEO Choi Si-Myung and RecycLiCo CEO Zarko Meseldzija signing MOU.

RecycLiCo signs MOU with Korean Sonid

Battery recycling company RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. signed a memorandum of understanding with Korean electronics manufacturer Sonid Inc. signifying the first steps toward a potential commercial join... — Updated 1/10/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A phone app that shows a diamond being tracked by Everledger technology.

Everledger, Ford battery passport pilot

To encourage greater transparency in the inevitable battery-powered world, Ford Motor Company has partnered with Everledger to deliver the world's first passport pilot for the responsible recycling of... — Updated 11/14/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Three white lithium-ion batteries beside a green recycling symbol.

RecycLiCo has closed the loop for lithium

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. announced it has successfully closed the lithium-ion battery supply chain loop with its patented recycling and upcycling process. Closed-loop battery recycling is a method... — Updated 10/11/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Technician tests the chemicals inside Lithion Recycling's demonstration plant.

GM adds new link to domestic supply chain

Playing the long game, General Motors Co. announced a strategic investment with Quebec-based Lithion Recycling Inc. to support the automaker's pursuit of an eventual circular battery ecosystem using... — Updated 9/27/2022

An RMIT researcher with three columns of concrete produced with PPE.

Discarded PPE makes concrete stronger

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology School of Engineering have found that disposable personal protective equipment can be used as reinforcement materials in making structural concrete.... — Updated 9/6/2022 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A series of lithium-ion-phosphate cells wired together.

RecycLiCo achieves 99% recovery from LFP

RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc., in partnership with Kemetco Research Inc., has announced over 99% lithium recovery from its lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery cathode materials process during bench-sca... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Aqua Metals Aqualyzer pushing out soggy Black Mass with its pilot machines.

Lead to lithium, Aqua Metals recycling

A leading innovator in metals recycling, Aqua Metals Inc. has achieved a new milestone in proving its recycling technology by plating high-purity nickel metal, one atom at a time, from black mass recovered... — Updated 7/12/2022


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