Altilium Metals is pleased to announce that its 100% owned battery recycling business, Altilitech Ltd has received multiple reaction vessels and associated ancillary devices at its Devon Technology Centre, key equipment for a demonstration scale line recycling spent EV battery waste direct to Cathode Active Material. The demonstration line gives the operational capability to allow research on a hybrid feed of battery waste including LCO, NMC and LFP chemistries as well as primary raw materials feeds of MHP. The scale-up processing line will allow us to attain data to make informed decisions on materials handling, scalability and product quality at our planned UK Mega-Recycling plant being designed in conjunction with Hatch capable of recycling battery waste from 150,000 EVs per annum.
The adoption of electric vehicles has created a huge demand for battery metals such as lithium, nickel and cobalt; and this will accelerate each year as electric vehicles replace conventional vehicles. Currently UK-based OEMs have to pay to recycle end-of-life lithium-ion batteries that are exported abroad for material recovery, with the material later repurchased. We are developing recycling technologies that will provide a stable and sustainable supply of indigenously sourced metals that will be vital for the UK’s electrified automotive supply chain and it’s energy security.