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DOE seeks lithium battery recycling input

To help guide $335 million in coming government investments Metal Tech News – August 31, 2022

 

Last updated 8/30/2022 at 3:06pm

Various e-waste in the form of lithium-ion batteries.

Princeton University

Less than 20% of current e-waste is recycled. Additionally, roughly 15% gold, 15% silver, and 5% platinum are recovered, with most everything else left in landfill. For every million cell phones recycled, we could recover 35,247 pounds of copper, 772 lb of silver, 75 lb of gold, and 33 lb of palladium, according to Global E-Waste Monitor.

As part of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input to help guide the future implementation of $335 million in investments for lithium-ion battery recycling programs.

"Battery recycling doesn't just remove harmful waste from our environment, it also strengthens domestic manufacturing by placing us...



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