Closed Loop Recycling technology: to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Efficient recycling technology that finally makes a circular economy possible
At Lithion Recycling, our goal is to provide a sustainable, affordable, and local solution for recycling lithium-ion batteries by deploying our innovative technology in every major city around the globe.
Enabling a circular economy by implementing a sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling solution accelerates the green energy transition and brings decarbonization objectives into reach, all while reducing pressure on natural resource extraction.
Advantages of Closing the Loop on Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling
By recycling electric car batteries in a sustainable way, Lithion Recycling offers a solution that justifies investment in transportation electrification and renewable energy.
Reduces pressure on natural resource extraction by increasing availability of strategic materials
Accelerates deployment of electric transportation by providing an economical recycling solution for electric vehicles at end of life
Contributes to planetary decarbonization goals by a low GHG process and a local solution that minimizes the need for transportation.
Introduces the possibility of marketing green batteries made from recycled materials
Road transportation is responsible for 34% of Quebec’s GHG emissions. Electrifying transport is THE solution to decarbonize the environment.
Environmental Decarbonization: A Global Challenge
To counteract these damaging effects, decarbonization of the environment has become one of the most important issues facing modern society.
Using renewable energy and electrifying transportation provides an ecological yet practical response to this issue. Today, these new technologies require lithium-ion batteries to flourish in the market. This means that there are millions of Li-ion batteries which will need to be dealt with at the end of their useful life.
Current technology for managing Li-ion battery waste primarily consists of burning these batteries through a pyrometallurgical process. By its very nature, this method destroys many high-value components while also emitting significant quantities of GHG, which defeats the purpose.
Disruptive Technology Reaches 95% Recovery Rate
Lithion Recycling was founded by a group of passionate, self-driven chemical and process engineers who got together to find a coherent solution that could fill the technological gap in Li-ion battery waste management.
This Montreal-based company’s goal was to recycle as much of the battery as possible, while minimizing GHG emissions. The results have exceeded expectations!
The team met the challenge by developing a novel technology based on hydrometallurgy. This process makes it not only possible, but also sustainable and affordable, to extract the various high-value components in a Li-ion battery, including lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, copper, aluminum, manganese, and more. Because these elements are recovered at a high purity level, they can be directly reused to manufacture new lithium-ion batteries. By recycling batteries efficiently, Lithion technology enables the principles of a circular economy.
Reducing the ecological debt of batteries makes purchasing an electric vehicle a legitimately effective action in the fight against climate change. Electrification of transport thus becomes a tool that is relevant, effective, and sustainable for society.
Lithion Recycling’s technology closes the loop for regenerating batteries. In the medium term, it will drive down the cost of vehicles by providing easier access to key elements (lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite, copper, aluminum, manganese, etc).