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GM adds new link to domestic supply chain

Seeks to eventually have localized EV battery ecosystem built Metal Tech News - September 23, 2022


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 2:02pm

Technician tests the chemicals inside Lithion Recycling's demonstration plant.

Lithion Recycling Inc.

Lithion Recycling's Lion Project pilot plant can recycle up to 200 metric tons of battery materials per year, the equivalent of roughly 300 to 650 EV batteries. The company's goal is to have 20 commercial-scale (10,000 mt/y or bigger) in operation over the next 15 years.

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 Lithion's advanced battery recycling technology.

Touting a battery recovery rate of over 95% and utilizing the clean and green infrastructure already established in Quebec, Lithion's operations wil...

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