Ecobat, a leader in battery recycling, is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and its first in North America.
Ecobat said the new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona will initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year.
“This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and 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,” said Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph.
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.
Ecobat said it will be located approximately one mile from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of this year.