The qualification samples of nickel mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) produced at its Devon battery recycling scale-up line could be 50% lower carbon with stable levels of purity compared to using virgin raw material from mining and refining.
The MHP will support the development of a low carbon footprint, low-cost cathode active material production process direct from battery intermediate raw materials.
Altilium plans European commercial battery recycling early next year at its existing SX-EW hydromet plant producing 3,000 MT/annum of low carbon MHP.
Commercial innovations includes JV options and co-location of plants at customer sites for sustainable production of MHP cathode intermediates from recycling end-of-life batteries.
Its planned Teesside battery recycling plant will be the only production of sustainable cathode active material in the UK, giving full battery circularity and supporting the electrification of a local automotive supply chain.
Altilium is a UK based Clean Tech group supporting the shift of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon. We believe the technology metals for the electrification of transport can come from recycling existing waste streams, such as mine tailings and lithium scrap, creating valuable commodities and domestic industrial resilience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]