Ecobat to establish Lithium-ion Battery recycling facility in Arizona
Battery recycling company Ecobat has announced a new battery recycling plant in Casa Grande, Arizona to initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year, with plans to expand capacity to satisfy the increasing need to recycle lithium-ion batteries.
This is the company's third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and its first in North America. Ecobat claims to expand its European EV battery recycling capabilities and apply global capability, infrastructure, and decades of experience with lead battery recycling to recycle advanced chemistry EV batteries in the U.S.
"We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona," said Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph. "This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the United Kingdom, represents a significant milestone in Ecobat's strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale, similar to our world-leading lead battery recycling business."
Ecobat Casa Grande will repurpose lithium-ion batteries reaching end-of-life through diagnostics, sorting, shredding and material separation to produce a concentrated black mass containing the valuable materials in lithium-ion batteries.
It will be located approximately one mile from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility, which has been using state-of-the-art technology and a highly trained workforce for 15 years to manufacture anodes, according to the recycling firm. Recyling operations is expected to commence in the third quarter of this year.
Ecobat claims to maintains notable International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications in environmental, safety and health, quality, and energy management systems. The company's expansion in the North American market underpins its commitment to providing sustainable, second-life recycling solutions for advanced-battery technology.