The University of Plymouth is a leading UK University and is ranked among world’s top 25 in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. It has verified independently that the Altiltech process to recycle end-of-life lithium-ion batteries is suitable for commercial use and can recover greater than 95% of valuable cathode metals.
The Altilitech recycling process will look to be operated at the Altilium Metals Solvent Extraction-Electrowining (SX-EW) plant in Bulgaria.
Mid-2022 Altilium Metals will commence EV processing where scale up production will increase to plant capacity of 10,000 MT per year of electric vehicle cathode waste or 20,000 EV battery packs.
This will be the first low carbon, high efficiency hydrometallurgical recycling of spent consumer electronic and electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries in Europe at a commercial scale.