Growth of battery recycling being realised

Growth of battery recycling being realised

In Australia the growth of the fledgling battery recycling industry is starting to be realised. Currently the national recycling rate of household batteries is estimated at 12%.  This compares with Europe which is currently running at over 60%.  Whilst our industry is in its infancy the  global challenges of recycling  lithium-ion batteries is only now […]

Ecobatt continues to invest in world class technology

With over 7000 collection bins now in the market Ecobatt continues to invest in world class technology. 2023 was a major milestone for the group as they rolled out their collection kiosks in Coles, J B Hi Fi and The Good Guys.    The kiosks are equipped with sensor technology that reports fill levels, battery health […]

The transition to renewables falls behind.

Ecobatt's transition to renewables

The transition to renewables through wind and solar builds is not progressing as rapidly as the government would like.    Big batteries are emerging as the primary source of power to help avoid blackouts, balance supply and demand, and smooth out volatile prices.  According to consultancy, Rystad Energy, 2024 is set to be the start of […]

Demand for Lithium-ion Batteries grows

Lithium-ion Batteries

As the demand for lithium-ion batteries grows managing their end-of-life recycling is an increasingly important issue for manufacturers, and suppliers. Particularly, sectors such as electric vehicles, stationary energy storage, and consumer electronics  who are all experiencing dramatic growth. Recyclers are turning their attention to extracting valuable metals with the prospects of re-using those materials in […]

The importance of recycling EV batteries is slowly being recognised

Battery collection Container

The importance of recycling EV batteries is slowly being recognised throughout the world.  Companies along the battery supply chain are investing billions of dollars in recycling capabilities.  Furthermore, they are confronting projected shortages of the raw materials that will power the next generation of electric vehicles. Importantly, a recent article in the Financial Review outlined […]

The BSC calls for a national plan.

Recycling electric car batteries: How to recycle EV, HEV, PHEV and eBike batteries

The Battery Stewardship Council has called for a national plan on used EV Batteries.  Libby Chaplin, CEO of the BSC, has outlined the need for a national stewardship plan. This will complement the take back schemes that some EV car brands have adopted. The national Electric Vehicle Strategy released in April, identified the importance of battery […]

Lithium demand set to quadruple.

Lithium mine

Lithium demand is expected to quadruple in the next decade.  Electric vehicle demand as well as Gigafactories, grid storage and e-scooters are all contributing to a fast-growing lithium battery market.  Traditional methods of producing lithium are regarded as inefficient and expensive mainly due to the low recoveries of lithium from brines which can bring associated […]

Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries

Could grinding up Lithium batteries help recycle them

Recycling Lithium-ion batteries is becoming a more important initiative for many of the world’s largest companies.  The increasing usage of mobile phones, laptops and wireless technology means that efficiently recycling of lithium-ion is all important. New research shows that grinding up old batteries might lead to a low-energy way to recycle the lithium and other […]

Recycling old batteries to work as new

Recycled battery materials can work as well as new ones

Recycling old batteries to work as new might sound unrealistic but new independent tests show it can be done.  Redwood Materials, a US specialist recycling company believes that using cathodes can revolutionise the process.  How much power a battery holds, and how long it lasts, depends on its lattice of metallic atoms-how well it can […]

Can Battery Recycling for Electric cars keep pace

Can Battery Recycling for Electric cars keep pace

Battery recycling for electric cars is not an easy business model. Whilst more US companies are interested in recycling of electric car batteries, a recent article in the New York Times exposed the pitfalls.   Also, according to their research, it could be a decade or more before enough used lithium -ion batteries become available to […]

New research into recycling lithium-ion batteries

Charging up for sustainable change.

New research into recycling lithium-ion batteries is being conducted by James Cook University (JCU) PhD Candidate, Emenike Okonkwo.  “The method I’ve developed through my research is more eco-friendly and cost effective because it reduces the quantity of toxic chemicals in the overall process of recycling lithium-ion batteries”. Okonkwo said. Okonkwo moved from Nigeria to complete […]

Decarbonizing Transportation Effectively

Lithium-ion Batteries

Decarbonizing transportation through greater use of electric vehicles is a major trend around the world.  Lithium -ion batteries are also a critical component in developing a reliable renewable energy grid.  Importantly, both sectors have a responsibility to increase the sustainability of batteries and to create a circular economy. Furthermore, according to an article in the […]

Battery recycling market expected to be worth USD $11.83bn by 2022

Battery Recycling Market Expected To Be Worth USD $11.83bn By 2022

A recent report from marketsandmarkets.com forecasts that the global battery recycling market will grow from US$8.1 billion in 2016 to US$11.83 billion by 2022, an annual growth rate of 6.5%. Driving this growth is the increase in the number of batteries in use, and an expected tightening of environmental regulations by local and national governments. […]