The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has announced a $2-million lithium-ion recycling development program with American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) in Fernley, Nevada. The contract award, which includes a 75-percent cost share by the ABTC-led project team, funds a 30-month project.
The program’s goal is to demonstrate a scaled, fully-domestic, integrated processing cycle for the universal recycling of batteries with partners in the battery supply chain.
“This battery recycling program with ABTC is part of USABC’s broad battery technology research and development program,” said Steve Zimmer, Executive Director of USCAR. “Programs like this are critical to advancing the technology needed to meet both near- and long-term goals that will enable broader scale vehicle electrification.”