Just over a year after its announcement in September 2021, Li-Cycle has opened its new battery recycling facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The company’s fourth recycling facility in North America has the capacity to process 10,000 tonnes of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life (E-o-L) batteries annually, which is roughly the equivalent of the number of batteries required for 20,000 EV’s per year. The facility utilises Li-Cycle’s patented process which requires no dismantling of battery packs or modules, meaning a greater variety of battery configurations can be recycled, and produces no wastewater. Taking up 100,000 square feet and additional 120,000 square feet in warehouse storage, the sizeable new facility has the flexibility to expand its processing capacity in the future. The site is strategically positioned in south-eastern U.S. to support the expanding EV supply chain operations, evidenced by Mercedes beginning the construction of its first U.S. battery-electric utility vehicle at its Tuscaloosa facility.
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