ABTC is currently in the process of planning and developing three main facilities, each of which will play an integral role in creating a sustainable, closed-loop lithium-ion battery recycling platform. The three facilities are our Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Pilot Plant which includes our Research and Development Center, a universal waste storage facility, and a hazardous waste storage facility located at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Pilot Plant
ABTC’s first-of-its-kind battery recycling Pilot Plant, located in Fernley, Nevada, will directly support a domestic supply of high-demand battery metals, and will do so through the utilization of innovative extraction technologies. The plant itself will consist of roughly 100,000 square feet of building space, 60,000 of which will be production space, while 15,000 will be designated for a warehouse and 15,000 to 20,000 square feet as office and laboratory space.
The plant will utilize an innovative chemical reconstituting process, ensuring that the chemicals used in our process are broken down and recreated within our system, and thus recycled and reused rather than discharged as waste and sent to landfill. Materials that enter the plant, including lithium, graphite, and other battery metals and components, will also be recycled and ready for safe and secure shipping within hours.
Another one of the major benefits of our recycling operation is that we are incorporating a self-contained water treatment process. The water used throughout the recycling operation is therefore cleaner at the end of the process than it was before entering the facility. The facility will also use highly efficient renewable energy to power a portion of the plant, and is on track to apply to be a LEED Gold certified building.
Global Research & Development Center Housed at the ABTC Battery Recycling Pilot Plant
ABTC’s Pilot Plant will house a new Research and Development Center will be an innovative epicenter to perform an in-house, full-circle approach to research new ways to extract and recycle critical battery minerals. The Center will support both recycling and primary battery metal extraction technologies; analytical lab, process lab, and piloting the evolution of technologies from concept to commercialization.
Hazardous Waste Storage Site
Located in McCarran, Nevada in Storey County at TRIC, known as the largest industrial park in the world, this facility will store hazardous waste material, such as damaged batteries and battery manufacturing scrap from the production of batteries. While the site has yet to be constructed, we estimate that it will be around 200,000 square feet of warehouse storage space when complete. This facility will be built in a modular fashion as we abide by the proper safety mitigation standards included in the required codes as well as in our own standards to ensure the warehouse is as safe as possible.
Universal Waste Storage Site
Similar to the TRIC site, the universal waste storage facility will be roughly 200,000 square feet once constructed. Though we have yet to finalize a property location for this site, the building, once constructed, will house universal waste, including undamaged lithium batteries from phones, electric vehicles, and other similar sources.