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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

RecycLiCo upcycles lithium-ion cathodes

Upgrades black mass into ready-to-use NMC-622 material Metal Tech News – August 25, 2021


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:40pm

American Manganese RecycLiCo black powder battery recycling lithium-ion cathode

David Baillot; UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

American Manganese's RecycLiCo process has upgraded the mix of battery materials in black mass into a ready-to-use cathode product with the exact ratios of nickel, manganese, and cobalt for the cathodes in NMC-622 lithium-ion batteries.

Beyond simply recycling lithium-ion battery materials to be fed into supply chains, American Manganese Inc. is demonstrating that its RecycLiCo process can upcycle the black mass from spent batteries into new cathode material ready to go directly back in new cells.

In the lithium-ion battery recycling process, black mass is a powdery material that is produced by crushing or shredding the electr...

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