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ABRI January News

Keeping you up-to-date on battery news in Australia and around the world.  Scroll down and click on the ‘read more’ buttons to go to the full news stories.

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AUSTRALIAN-CHINESE PARTNERSHIP TO COMMERCIALISE LITHIUM BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

An Australian company, VSPC, has partnered with a Chinese firm to commercialise a Lithium Ferro Phosphate (LFP) cathode product.  The MoU between VSPC and Beijing Saideli Technology Incorporated Company (SDL) covers the low capital establishment of a supply chain for the cathode material in China, in addition to collaboration for a study into the feasibility for international cathode material, based on VSPC technology.

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TES ANNOUNCES EXPANSIVE NEW BATTERY RECYCLING SERVICES

On 6 November 2019, TES announced the opening of two new battery recycling facilities – TES B in Singapore and Recupyl in Grenoble, France. The approximately $25 million investment positions TES as a leader in the lithium battery recycling market and the growing second life battery space.

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PUBLIC INTEREST IN PROPOSED VICTORIAN BATTERY RECYCLING FACILITY HIGH

The Victorian EPA held consultation sessions during January regarding a works approval application for a proposed lead acid battery recycling facility in Gippsland, Victoria with submissions extended until 31 January 2020. The proposal estimates 98 per cent of the lead, plastic and electrolyte (sulfuric acid) in batteries will be recycled.

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ABRI members are actively involved at the forefront of developments in industry and government to address the rapid expansion in the market and ensure that solutions to battery stewardship are practical and far reaching. Together, we influence policy, participate in research, facilitate trials and develop best practices to ensure that battery handling and recovery options are safe, efficient and business friendly. Our members represent the entire supply chain – importers, retailers, energy providers, recyclers, as well as government and research. We rely on member support to provide the latest information, events, best practices and industry trends. If your organisation finds these activities relevant, now is a good time to become involved.

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EV BATTERY POTENTIAL INSPIRES ENVA GROUP’S LATEST TAKEOVER

The expanding Enva group, with operations across the UK and Ireland, has acquired British battery specialist SAR Recycling Ltd.  Based in Immingham in England, SAR Recycling is a leading provider of battery collection and recycling services across the UK and Ireland. SAR recovers component materials which are then sold on to smelters and into the plastics recycling industry.

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THE RAPID RISE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES COULD LEAD TO A MOUNTAIN OF BATTERY WASTE

Electric vehicles will play a pivotal role in meeting global targets to reduce carbon emissions, but new research warns the world is unprepared to deal with the lithium-ion batteries that power these cars once they reach the end of their useful life span.

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RECOVERING VITAL METALS BY RECYCLING MORE CAR BATTERIES

‘Battery costs are falling by half every five years as the scale of manufacturing increases,’ Berenberg bank analyst Asad Farid told the recent E-waste World Expo in Frankfurt. Based on this trend, the global electric vehicle market will reach US$ 140 billion (EUR 125 billion) by the end of this year.

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THE UNKNOWN SUCCESS OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERY RECYCLING

‘Recycling of lithium-ion batteries is happening on a much larger scale than most people realise,’ according to London-based consultancy firm Circular Energy Storage.

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NEW GUIDELINES REGULATE BATTERY RECYCLING SECTOR

The government is tackling illegal disposal of lead-acid fuel cells, which has resulted in pollution and higher health risks.

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