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Recycling

Battery recycling

Transforming waste into the next generation of batteries

Electra recognizes the importance of moving towards a circular model for the use of the Earth’s resources. We are a Company built on principles of circularity and waste reduction as these are key components of our business strategy and operations. 

We have successfully demonstrated a process which will be able to recycle end-of-life batteries and battery materials known as “black mass”, and turn them into useable, and valuable products. Our refinery process provides automakers with a circular solution to recycle their batteries and to source new batteries for new electric vehicles, reducing negative environmental impacts. Through our operations, we are minimizing waste and creating value, while also providing net positive solutions

Electra launched a black mass trial late in 2022 at our refinery to recover critical materials from black mass in shredded lithium-ion batteries and successfully operated this demonstration process throughout 2023 on a semi-continuous basis to maximize product recoveries. The battery recycling strategy is part of a multipronged development plan to supply battery-grade material to third-party cathode precursor manufacturers.  To date the trial successfully extracted products containing lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, copper, and graphite.

Project Highlights

  • Recovery of lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite
  • Demonstration plant operated throughout 2023 using existing facilities and equipment
  • Hydrometallurgical process and hydroelectric power ensures low GHG emissions
  • First-of-its-kind commercial scale hydrometallurgical demonstration plant in North America
Recycling Highlights