U.S. Secretary Blinken visits Lithion lithium-ion battery recycling MRF in Montreal, Canada
Lithion Recycling has hosted the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David L. Cohen, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, to its lithium-ion battery recycling and material recovery facility in Montreal, Canada.
In the four years since its foundation, Lithion has gained international recognition for its sustainable technologies accelerating the transition to electric transportation and closing the loop of the electric battery supply chain. Following GM Ventures' investment in Lithion last September, this visit represents a key opportunity for further collaboration between Canada and the U.S., as securing critical materials rapidly becomes a top priority for both countries.
Lithion is a Canadian-based company. With support from the provincial and federal governments and strategic partnerships, the company is set to expand its activities in North America, which will contribute to the advancement of carbon reduction objectives.
In 2025, the company will reach the capacity to recycle over 25,000 electric vehicle batteries every year and produce key critical materials to be sent to battery producers. This achievement is essential to ensure local and low-carbon sources of critical materials.
"We highly appreciate the interest in our company demonstrated by the U.S. and Canadian administrations. It is a great recognition of the critical role Lithion can play to support transportation electrification on the world stage and inspires us to continue collaborating with governments to build the sustainable solutions required for a successful energy transition," says Benoit Couture, president and CEO of Lithion.