Our recycling process emits less GHG than other technologies currently in use and less than the mining and processing required to make an all-new battery. By regenerating components, our process is a revolutionary improvement in battery manufacturing, one that enables a circular economy and embodies the spirit of sustainable development.
Unlike what’s currently done, our battery recycling process is achieved using hydrometallurgy instead of combustion. This means that strategic elements contained in lithium-ion batteries are preserved rather than burned, as they would be in a combustion process.
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No; we produce raw materials that are just as pure as those that come from mining. That means that in theory there is no limit to the number of recycling cycles a battery can undergo.
Our pilot plant is being built in the Montreal metropolitan area.
In 2020, worldwide, it is predicted that about 200,000 metric tonnes of batteries will reach end of life and need to be recycled. By 2040, this number will jump to 7 million metric tonnes.
Our project is subdivided into three phases, each of which leads to the operation of factories with different recycling capacities. For more details, visit the Plants section of the website.
The first step of our recycling process is the mechanical separation of materials, after which the rest of the components are treated with a hydrometallurgical process to recover high-purity materials that can then be used in new batteries. Lithion Recycling doesn’t sell batteries. However, you can get in touch with us to recycle your energy storage systems when they reach their end of life.
All types of lithium-ion batteries are accepted, including the following chemistries: lithium cobalt oxide (LCO), lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC), lithium manganese oxide (LMO), lithium nickel cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA), and lithium iron phosphate (LFP). Generally speaking, these are the batteries used in electronic devices, electric cars, electric tools, and energy storage systems.
Lithion Recycling is always interested in selling the products we derive through the process we have developed directly to battery manufacturers. Our team will be happy to talk to you about it; please contact us.
We don’t accept batteries from individuals. To streamline battery collection, we only take batteries from organisations or companies, since they are able to provide a large quantity of batteries to recycle.
The rate depends on the chemical composition. For more information, please
We don’t accept batteries from individuals, but Lithion Recycling does work with Call2Recycle which collects residential batteries. You can find the drop-off location nearest you by visiting their website.