• A UK EV battery recycling industry would help secure a domestic supply of critical metals and move toward a circular economy by preventing used batteries ending up as landfill waste.
  • Via Altilium’s Technology focused UK subsidiary Altilitech Ltd, we have invented a novel process that extracts the Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt and Manganese from used batteries and offers the highest level of recycling efficiency, recovering 95% of the critical metals and 80% of the battery value setting a new global standard.
  • The technology has already been proven at the laboratory scale under a research program in partnership with the University of Plymouth and results in a 35% cost-saving and 38% reduction in emissions compared to the mining of virgin material.
  • Scale-up of the process from laboratory stage processing of 1kg of battery waste per day to a pilot plant capable of processing 400 kg cathode scrap per day to de-risk a commercial plant will take place in 2022. This will be the first continuous recycling of end-of-life Li-ion batteries in the UK.
  • Once Pilot stage testing is complete, Altilitech will construct the first commercial recycling plant in the UK processing 3 tons of battery scrap per day.
  • Patents are to be sought for the Recycling Process.