Technology Minerals has formed a partnership with Slicker Recycling to collaborate in the battery metals market.
This will be done through Recyclus Group, which is 49% owned by Technology Minerals.
The companies said the agreement would lead to a national initiative with the aim of improving the UK capability for battery recycling from what they called “dangerous, small-scale manual operations” to recycling safely and sustainably on an industrial scale.
Slicker Recycling has 13 depots and makes more than 25,000 collections a year.
It will collect battery waste and transport it to the closest Recyclus Group plant, which can salvage materials including cobalt, nickel, lithium, and manganese for re-use.
Recyclus said the partnership could deliver up to 40% of the UK lead-acid battery capacity, and up to 90% of its Li-ion capacity once the two plants are commissioned early in the new year.
Recycling capacity is planned in 2022 to reach 16,000 tonnes a year for lead-acid batteries and 5,000 tonnes for lithium-ion ones.
Mark Olpin, managing director of Slicker Recycling, said: “The raw materials extracted from the used batteries collected as part of this partnership will go back into industry as part of a closed loop solution.
“This is especially welcome at a time when electric car production and ownership is at its highest ever level, with that trend set to continue on a steep curve, therefore needing sustainable solutions to keep it moving and growing.
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