Recyclus' Li-ion recycling process is industry leading, capable of safely dealing with all 5 types of Li-ion battery sciences - in any combination - at any one time.
Making sure that resources are used more efficiently and kept in use for longer to minimise waste and reduce environmental impacts by promoting recycling, remanufacturing and re-use.
The Lead-Acid Battery
The lead-acid battery recycling industry is a major polluter, with 18,000 tonnes of spent batteries incinerated each year in the UK alone. This presents Recyclus with a unique opportunity to use hydrometallurgical processes to reduce the carbon footprint by 85%, cut slag by >90% and recycle the plastics and lead. The global lead battery market will reach $95bn USD by 2026, and is set to increase given the continued demand for vehicles, making sustainable recycling an absolute must for the industry to meet demand.
The Lithium-ion Battery
Nearly every fourth battery is a rechargeable lithium battery. Most are embedded in electric appliances and, with a growth in electric vehicles, there is an estimated $6bn USD opportunity from recoverable materials by 2030, and $45bn USD second-life battery applications market. There is currently no UK capability for the recovery of these materials, with spent batteries being exported to Europe, providing a unique opportunity for Recyclus to establish a national capability.
Recyclus' state-of-the-art technology extracts the lead-acid paste using water, converting it into 99.99% leady oxide (Pb/PbO). Critically, this process has zero sulphur oxide or nitrous oxide emissions, and cuts slag waste by >90% in comparison to existing incumbents.
This also supports the underlying economics of PbO production, which is currently $255 USD per tonne. The capex on this is 1/7th the cost of incumbent technology.
The Recyclus Group are providing a solution for the dangers posed in the storage and transportation of Li-ion batteries, through our ADR transport boxes. The Li-ion storage and transport boxes can be made bespoke to suit the needs and goals of different companies, and to offer a confidential service if required.
The transport boxes will be filled with layers of Lithium Battery Fire Protection Pillows that are designed to prevent a lithium fire occurring during the storage and transportation of lithium batteries, prioritising the safety and sustainability of battery recycling practices.