Call2Recycle partners with Li Industries to improve battery recycling and sorting process
Call2Recycle has partnered with Li Industries to augment its battery sorting and recycling using Li Industries' technology. The partnership will initially focus on commercializing Li Industries' battery sorting technology, which will allow end-of-life batteries to be more efficient and accurately sort by battery chemistry.
Li Industries sorting technology automates most of the major tasks of identifying battery chemistries so that they can be separated for recycling. The company's sorting technology uses machine learning to identify the physical and chemical nuances of the different kinds of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, helping battery processors to optimize their recycling efforts. This automated process speeds up recycling and saves costs.
"One key element in optimizing the benefits of recycling is to ensure that we identify and capture as much of the used material as possible," stated Leo Raudys, CEO of Call2Recycle. "Li Industries' sorting technology enables us to identify the critical materials in each battery so that we can recover as much reusable material as possible, contributing to the circular economy and keeping it in the North America supply chain."
Li Industries expects its sorting facility to be fully operational by the end of 2022. Call2Recycle and Li Industries will be refining their approach to lithium-ion battery processing with the commercialization of its process expected in 2023.