Iberdrola forges battery recycling collaboration

Apr 11, 2023 04:49 PM ET
  • Spanish energy firm is collaborating with Glencore and also FCC Ámbito to establish a purpose-built facility
Iberdrola forges battery recycling collaboration
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Iberdrola, Glencore and also FCC Ámbito have partnered to provide lithium-ion battery circularity services for Spain as well as Portugal.

The objective is to establish a purpose-built facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries, which would certainly consist of 2nd life repurposing in addition to end-of-life recycling remedies.

FCC Ámbito, a subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, offers commercial as well as business waste administration services.

With each other, the parties intend to combine their particular experience and expertise to use extensive recycling as well as 2nd life remedies for lithium-ion batteries, both from gigafactory production scrap and also end-of-life batteries.

In cooperation with the Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre (CIIAE, Centro Ibérico de Investigación en Almacenamiento Energético), the partners have evaluated existing battery recycling abilities and also feed availability in the area.

They remain to work in the direction of identifying the location for the recycling center, which will be sustained by sector leading technology.

The center will certainly be run by FCC Ámbito and will concentrate on the pre-processing of lithium-ion batteries as well as battery scrap, separating such feed right into distinct streams for further downstream refining and also recuperation of battery metals.

The recycling of battery materials is expected to reach 35,000 tonnes each year in Spain by 2035 including manufacturing scrap.

María Kaifer, Technical Director and also Head of Circular Economy, FCC Ámbito, stated: "With this collaboration, our firm remains to seek its critical growth purposes, which it has actually been working on, such as the advancement of recycling services for materials from the power shift.

" This is one step forward in our efforts to recover the resources which contain waste and also to reduce the dependancy on resources.

" The recycling of lithium-ion batteries is a difficulty that we face along with 2 leading business in their fields, Iberdrola and also Glencore, in order to join efforts to assure the recycling capacities of the chain."

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