Ecobat to build its first North American lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Arizona
Ecobat is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and its first in North America. The new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, will initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year, with plans to expand capacity to satisfy the increasing need to recycle lithium-ion batteries.
"We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona," says Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph. "This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the United Kingdom, represents a significant milestone in Ecobat's strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale, similar to our world-leading lead battery recycling business."
Ecobat's Casa Grande facility will repurpose lithium-ion batteries reaching end-of-life through diagnostics, sorting, shredding, and material separation to produce a concentrated black mass containing the valuable materials in lithium-ion batteries. It will be located approximately one mile from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of this year.
"With the addition of yet another global battery innovator, Arizona has become a central hub of energy storage and recycling technologies," says Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "With this state-of-the-art facility, Ecobat Casa Grande will enhance Arizona's sustainability footprint while expanding our battery industry and creating skilled jobs."
Ecobat maintains notable International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certifications in environmental, safety and health, quality, and energy management systems.