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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Upcycling old cathodes for new batteries

RecycLiCo upgrades lithium-ion cathode recipes to NMC-532 Metal Tech News – June 30, 2021


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:23pm

American Manganese RecycLiCo lithium-ion battery recycling cathode material

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American Manganese has adjusted its RecycLiCo process to upcycle old lithium-ion battery cathode recipes to the nickel-manganese-cobalt ratios used in newer generation cells.

To steer away from using expensive and oft controversial cobalt, electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturers have brewed up new recipes with higher percentages of more abundant nickel and manganese for their newer generation cells.

"Modern lithium-ion battery cathode chemistries have rapidly evolved to having less cobalt and more nickel or manganese materials, which does not reflect...

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