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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

DOE funding toward X-BATT recycling tech

Part of greater DOE program, Semplastics awarded $200K Metal Tech News – June 8, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:09pm

Two bloated, end-of-life lithium-ion cell phone batteries.

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An estimated 3 billion lithium-ion batteries are thrown away each year, most of them finding their way to landfills.

Semplastics, parent company of X-MAT and X-BATT, was awarded over $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop novel high-capacity composite anodes for the upcycling of spent graphite from end-of-life-lithium batteries.

This funding comes just a week after Semplastics announced that it had received a U.S. patent for electrode fabrication technology that dramatically increases the storag...

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