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 […]

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 […]

Why Australia needs to recycle lithium batteries to keep up with demand

Why Australia Needs To Recycle Lithium Batteries To Keep Up With Demand

Lithium is the lightest of all metals, and that’s a key reason why lithium-based batteries are used in everything from phones to electric vehicles (EVs) to home and grid-scale storage batteries: more power capacity for less weight. And as the demand for gadgets, electric cars and home storage batteries begins to take off, a couple […]