Can Lithium-Ion Batteries Be Safely, Efficiently and Profitably Recycled in North America?

30 Apr 2019

Recycling lithium-ion batteries is the next great environmental challenge as North America's transportation infrastructure electrifies. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that by 2040 nearly 2 million metric tonnes of lithium-ion battery waste will be generated each year in the United States alone. There is a critical need to develop effective, low-cost and environmentally sounds ways to collect and recycle those batteries. 

NAATBatt International, the trade association for advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain partners in North America, will host a workshop on issues in lithium-ion battery recycling on July 9-10, 2019, in Buffalo, New York. NAATBatt members and non-members are invited to attend. The workshop will focus on four basic problems in lithium-ion battery recycling: collection of batteries; separation and sorting; transportation and storage; and recycling technology.

Lithium-ion battery manufacturers, component suppliers, chemical companies, recyclers, transportation companies, salvage companies, regulators and policy advocates are urged to attend to learn about the unique challenges of lithium-ion battery recycling and possible solutions. Information about the new U.S. Department of Energy Battery Recycling Prize will be provided. For more information about the workshop, click here.

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