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A second life battery company is helping Extreme E avoid 15 tons of CO2 emissions each season

Extreme E

As all-electric racing series Extreme E approaches the start of its third season this month, it has shared that second life battery storage specialist Zenobē is once again onboard as its official energy storage supplier. Onboard since the series’ inaugural season, Zenobē’s “powerskids” give EV batteries a second life by delivering clean power to the teams in remote race locations around the world.

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This US company says it can process mineral components for EV makers ‘in months’

US minerals

In order to qualify for the $7,500 tax credit, the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) requires a proportion of battery minerals in EVs to be extracted or processed in the US or free-trade partner countries. But a lot of automakers simply aren’t prepared for that requirement.

Electrek spoke with Megan O’Connor, cofounder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a Beverly, Massachusetts-based metals processing tech company, about how her company can help EV manufacturers address this challenge quickly.

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US increases EV battery recycling capacity with new AL facility processing up to 10K tonnes annually


As consumer preference continues trending toward electric vehicles, automakers are moving swiftly to lock up critical battery materials. With battery recycling technology advancing, it will help ease the transition, unlocking the true potential of the sustainability behind electric vehicles. A new EV battery recycling plant in Alabama from Li-Cycle can process up to 10,000 tonnes, enough for about 20,000 EVs per year, helping the US venture toward a zero-emission economy.

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Volkswagen Group taps JB Straubel’s Redwood Materials for battery recycling in US

Volkswagen battery recycling

This morning, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced a collaboration with Redwood Materials, Inc. to implement a battery-recycling supply chain in the United States for Volkswagen- and Audi-branded EVs. The collab represents VW’s commitment to sustainability in the United States and beyond while simultaneously expanding Redwood’s closed-loop battery supply chain.

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Learn how EV batteries can be profitably recycled in this free, 15-minute webinar

Li-ion battery recycling

Automakers are racing to produce electric vehicles, yet few firms currently know how to recycle old EV batteries. Experts at the Argonne National Laboratory, a US Department of Energy science and engineering research center in Lemont, Illinois, are inviting the public to listen in as experts explore the challenges – and solutions – of recycling lithium-ion batteries.

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Largest EU battery recycling plant comes online – enough for all of Norway’s batteries

hydrovolt battery recycling plant

Hydrovolt, the largest battery recycling plant in Europe, has started operations in Fredrikstad, Norway.

The plant is a joint venture between two Norwegian companies – Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum companies, and Northvolt, a battery producer building battery factories in Sweden and Germany.

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Here’s what the future of battery recycling is going to look like for EV owners

GM Microvast

Big-battery manufacturing is ramping up to power EVs, but what will we do with the batteries when they’re dead? There’s a lot of money going into battery recycling companies, but equally important is how those companies actually procure the batteries in order to recycle them. Electrek spoke with Leo Raudys, the CEO of Call2Recycle, about how the Atlanta-based company closes the loop between producers, consumers, and recyclers and makes it easier to get dead e-mobility batteries into recyclers’ hands. 

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Biden administration, DOE announce $3 billion in new funding to support US EV battery manufacturing and recycling

President Biden

President Biden and the US Department of Energy have issued multiple notices of intent to allocate $2.91 billion in support of EV battery manufacturing as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The DOE shared plans to use the funds to further battery materials refining, production plants, and battery cell manufacturing facilities in addition to battery recycling.

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