Leading the way toward a more circular economy
ABTC is pioneering a closed-loop battery recycling process that separates and recovers each individual elemental metal from end-of-life batteries from consumer electronics, stationary storage applications, and electric vehicles, as well as from defects and waste from battery manufacturing facilities. These recovered metals are refined to battery-grade specifications and then sold back into the supply chain in a true closed loop process.
There is a significant e-waste challenge presented by non-recycled lithium-ion batteries when improperly handled or not recycled. In addition to an exponential increase in hazardous waste across the globe, pitfalls include fires at metal-waste recovery facilities, as well as the loss of valuable minerals that could otherwise be reused.
Demand for lithium-ion batteries is growing exponentially in comparison to other battery chemistries in the global markets. Declining prices coupled with increasing power density is increasing adoption in electric vehicles, consumer electronics, stationary storage applications, as well as medical and industrial applications.
The recycling of existing energy storage feedstock is of paramount importance. ABTC is meeting the supply chain challenge by developing an integrated lithium-ion battery recycling facility.
While many conventional methods of lithium-ion battery recycling typically produce cobalt and nickel, the ABTC process completely recycles and recovers every critical element from a battery pack while producing zero waste.
The facility will process end-of-life batteries and manufacturing scrap materials, extracting each of the key elements from electric vehicle and consumer electronic lithium-ion batteries. Every unit of battery metal that is recycled is one less unit required by importation or mining.