• The graphite was recovered from NMC111 scrap at our Technology Centre in Devon. We are the only company in the UK recovering critical minerals from “black mass” on a battery recycling demonstration line, allowing us to attain data on feedstocks, scalability and product quality at future commercial plants.
  • Lithium-ion EV batteries consist of many different valuable materials, but by weight the graphite anode is the most significant element of the battery cell.
  • Graphite is presently not of major interest for the battery recycling industry and the existing technology means that it is either burned or ends up in landfill.
  • Upcycling and reuse of graphite can eliminate some of the demand for graphite mining and intensive refining, that is controlled fully by China and that carries hefty carbon emissions.
  • The recycled graphite will be processed as an alternative to mined graphite concentrate for a R&D program at the battery anode and advanced materials company. Future use of recycled graphite will support a more sustainable battery industry.

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