Our team is partnering with Lunaz, a leading innovator in the electric vehicle industry, to embark on a mission to upcycle used diesel trucks to electric, collect old EV batteries and transport them to battery recycling stations with ZERO carbon emissions. By harnessing the remaining power in the old batteries to extend vehicle range, we can reduce carbon emissions by up to 5% in EV battery recycling.

As the wave of end-of-life batteries from the EV revolution approaches, we are developing new technologies with Lunaz to transport over 200,000 spent EV batteries annually to our Teesside Battery Recycling Plant with the lowest possible carbon footprint.

The pioneering project, which has received funding from the UK Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund, is the latest addition to Altilum’s comprehensive ecosystem of technological solutions, developed to ensure the responsible management of spent EV batteries, from end-of-life collection to direct re-use of sustainable recovered cathode active material (CAM) in the production of new batteries.

Our moon-shot is the lowest carbon CAM in the world. CAM determines battery performance, is the highest value component in a battery (up to 50% of cost) and defines its carbon footprint. By transporting end-of-life batteries with zero carbon, we can reduce the carbon in secondary CAM produced from recycled battery precursors, making EVs even cleaner.

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