The new office is part of our business strategy to secure primary feed of Nickel Mixed Hydroxide Precipitate for imbalances in quality and quantity of feed at its “mega scale” battery recycling plant in Teesside.
In addition to short term start-up supply shortages of scrap, variability in black mass quality from a portfolio of suppliers (gigafactories, general recyclers/shredders) needs to be smoothed out, one way to do this is the addition of primary raw material MHP.
Future supply of primary raw materials to recycling plants will satisfy strict environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria for automakers and regulators to say batteries are sustainably and responsibly produced with the lowest carbon footprints.
Altilum has always operated in the Indonesian market and has operated licences for nickel and manganese assets in the region. We will make use of our global network advantages, coupled with ESG experience to build a Nickel supply chain to a UK Cathode Active Material plant.