Meeting the lithium-ion battery challenge
R S Bruce is addressing this growing volume of end of life lithium-ion batteries in the UK and Europe by establishing a facility for recycling these batteries in Sheffield. This facility will be capable of receiving and recycling all types of secondary lithium-ion batteries and will recover the valuable materials including cathode powder, copper, and aluminium.
The process is safe, low-energy, and cost-effective with recovery rates greater than 80%. The recovered materials are suitable for onward processing to create compounds suitable for reuse in battery manufacture.