Technology The Second Life for Raw Materials - Northvolt Recycled Metals for Batteries
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The Swedish company Northvolt has made a lithium-ion battery cell made of recycling raw materials cobalt, manganese and nickel.
The Swedish company Northvolt, where Volkswagen is involved with 20 percent, has for the first time produced the cell of a lithium-ion battery in which the raw materials cobalt, manganese and nickel were completely used as a recycled material.
The complete process of recycling of the raw materials from old batteries to the production of the new cell was made at the location of the Northvolt Labs in Swedish Västeras. So long transport routes are eliminated, which further underlines the sustainability of the project.
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Emma Nehrenheim, Head of the Northvolt Recycling Program "Revolt", explains: "We show a clear way to a closed battery circulation and that there is a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative to conventional mining to gain raw materials for battery production." According to the recycling method, the recycling method can be recovered up to 95 percent of the metals used in a battery in a degree of purity, which does not depend on the newly obtained raw materials.50 percent recycling share in 2030
2023 is intended to operate the recycling plant of Northvolt, in which batteries from old electro cars and production waste are supplied to the reuse process. Here, a capacity of 30 gigawatt hours per year from recycling fabrics can be achieved.
In 2030, Northvolt wants to produce battery cells that are half of recycling material. The timing seems well overlooked: Northvolt shows that about 250,000 batteries in electric cars will have reached the end of their lifecycle. You can then serve as a raw material source for new power storage.
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Today is Tuesday. Welcome to Equilibrium, a newsletter that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Subscribe here: thehill.com/newsletter-signup. A trash can blanketed in barnacles has traveled 3,500 miles by sea to wash up on the shores of Mulranny Beach in Ireland, from its transatlantic origin in Myrtle Beach, S.C., The New York Times reported."The first reaction was, 'Wow,'" Keith McGreal, a safety andA trash can blanketed in barnacles has traveled 3,500 miles by sea to wash up on the shores of Mulranny Beach in Ireland, from its transatlantic origin in Myrtle Beach, S.C., The New York Times reported.