Strong growth in lithium ion battery recycling facilities across Europe

Plans for significant capacity expansion in Scandinavia and North America

Germany is at present the European leader the field in the recycling of lithium-ion batteries (LIB). No other European country has as many battery recycling plants in planning or in operation. While at present, the largest facilities have capacities of no more than tens of thousands of tonnes a year, there are plans to expand capacity significantly in the medium and long term, according to research conducted by EUWID.

Many small operations in Germany

According to the data compiled by EUWID, there are currently six LIB recycling plants operating in Germany. Four additional companies have concrete plans to commission commercial-scale operations in the next two to three years. These businesses either have yet to begin construction of the processing facilities or have only pilot-scale facilities at present. In addition to battery recycling, several companies in Germany are in the business of recirculating production scrap from battery production....

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