Ecobatt, a member of the Ecocycle group, has announced it plans to spend USD30 million building a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Victoria, Australia. Set to be operational by the end of 2025, the plant will have a capacity of more than 30,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries per year.

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Ecobatt has appointed the German firm Umwelt-und Recyclingtechnik (URT) to provide the technology and commission the plant near the group’s headquarters in Campbellfield, Victoria. Managing director of Ecocycle, Doug Rowe, commented, “One of the attractions of URT’s plant was that the technology incorporates advanced safety measures while implementing standards not previously seen or used in Australia”.

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Until now Ecocycle has focused on the recycling of batteries of all kinds, with over 7,000 battery collection points across Australia. This builds on a trend of an increasing number of states banning electronic waste and batteries going to landfill. The announcement of…

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