Arcimoto Inc., Redivivus partners for battery recycling program
Arcimoto, Inc. has announced that it has launched a battery recycling program with Redivivus, a lithium-ion battery recycling company solving the challenges of large-scale e-waste recycling through innovations in safe logistics and battery disassembly, and cost-effective recovery of materials in cells and battery modules.
"Arcimoto is committed to leading the transportation industry in sustainability, and this partnership with Redivivus has meaningful potential benefits: increased safety for our team, reduced emissions and mining demand for highly extractive materials such as cobalt, and an overall higher purity of recovered materials," said Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto Founder and CEO. \
"Conventional battery recycling methods can be dangerous and harmful to the environment, and we are proud to join with Redivivus to pioneer a new hydrometallurgical process that is better for the planet. It's the only one we've got."
Redivivus will provide a battery processing solution to Arcimoto manufacturing plants, service, and sales centers, based on its Redi-Shred process, designed to safely dispose and neutralize battery waste in a sealed and scrubbed environment. The neutralized materials will then be transported to a recycling line designed by Redivivus, reducing hazmat logistics and overhead. From there, using the Redi-Cycle process, the materials will be converted at a high purity to secondary materials through a hybrid solution of hydrometallurgical and electrochemical recycling, reducing mining demand, minimizing thermal emissions, and increasing end-user savings. One of the final products is a Nickel and Cobalt metallic alloy, called Redivivus Nickel, that bypasses the challenging and costly process of separating the elements. Redi-Cycle aims to be more environmentally friendly and cost-effective when compared to other battery recycling technologies.
"The Redivivus partnership with Arcimoto solidifies the outstanding relationship between our founders and the battery industry. It's beautiful to not only design and builds batteries that are industry-leading, but also to provide an end-of-life solution," said Erika Guerrero, Redivivus Founder, and Officer. "Arcimoto brings rightsized, sustainable transportation with batteries made to survive the wild and aligns with our goals to reduce and reuse before recycling. We're appreciative and excited for the opportunity to prove our Redi-Shred and Redi-Cycle technologies at a larger scale."