Almost half of consumers are unaware EV batteries are recyclable

A recent survey from Ascend Elements showed that 47 percent of consumers believe EV batteries cannot be recycled. This misinterpretation exists because EV battery recycling is a relatively new concept, and many people need clarification on the recycling route and its outcomes. Additionally, the same people believe recycling EV batteries is expensive when it’s immensely…

Princeton University Recycling Startup Debuts LIB Recycling Project

In a partnership, Princeton NuEnergy and Wistron brought a pilot-direct lithium-ion battery recycling line online in Texas via installing the technology on Wistron’s electronics recycling subsidiary company, Wistron GreenTech’s site in McKinney. The pilot line debuted a plasma-based recovery process that performs cathode-to-cathode and anode-to-anode recycling without chemical leaching by shredding the batteries, performing a…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/27-30/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details on eBay’s partnership with Phonecheck, a battery recycling facility that received Lithium Ion battery testbeds that will help the company test and grade batteries, how proper IT asset disposition can help you with data security, and tips for keeping your electronics cool during heat…

Battery Recycling Facility Receives Li-Ion Battery Testbeds

Lithium Ion batteries are among the most dangerous components in electronic recycling. Known to combust when damaged, LIBs have caused many fires in the industry and often result in a chain reaction, especially in battery recycling or other end-of-life facilities. Because of the chemical reaction that occurs, LIB fires are more difficult to extinguish, and…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (5/23-26/22)

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe  Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling. Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s…