Altilium were pleased to welcome award-winning motoring broadcaster and transport campaigner Quentin Willson for a tour of our cutting edge EV Battery Recycling Centre in Tavistock last month.
As an EV enthusiast and founder of the Fair Charge campaign, Quentin was excited to learn about Altilium’s pioneering battery recycling technology, which can help to reduce the costs of new EVs and lower the carbon footprint of battery production by over 50%, compared to virgin mined materials.
In this short film shot at the facility, Quentin dispels some of the myths surrounding what happens to end-of-life EV batteries as he speaks to Altilium’s senior leadership team about their vision to develop a circular economy for low carbon battery materials.
With exclusive access to Altilium’s R&D labs, the film takes an in-depth look at the process of transforming battery waste into new cathode active materials for reuse in the next generation of high performance batteries.
Quentin also highlights the importance of securing a domestic supply chain of these valuable minerals for the long-term future of the UK automotive sector.
“The Government Foreign Affairs Committee have warned that the UK is vulnerable in the supply of critical minerals and is falling behind in the global race for battery resource,” he notes. “Repurposing the critical minerals that we already have is vital to the future of our automotive industry.”