“We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona,” CEO Marcus Randolph said in a media release.
“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,” he added.
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 1.6 km from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility, which has been using state-of-the-art technology and a skilled workforce for 15 years to manufacture anodes. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of this year.
Earlier this month, Ecobat completed the sale of its Stolberg multi-metals processing plant in Germany to global commodities trader Trafigura.