Cirba Solutions and GM extend collaboration on EV battery recycling
Cirba Solutions and GM have extended an existing agreement to recycle battery scrap generated by manufacturing and research at selected GM facilities through 2024. The original agreement dates from 2021, and GM has already recycled more than a million pounds of batteries.
Cirba provides GM with reverse logistics, disassembly and processing to return recycled materials to the market.
The company has six facilities, including two active lithium-ion processing sites. In September 2022, it announced plans to construct a 75,000-square-foot recycling facility in Eloy, Arizona, which is expected to process enough battery material to support 50,000 EVs annually.
Cirba recently received approximately $75 million from the DOE to expand its existing lithium-ion processing facility in Lancaster, Ohio. The company aims to increase its processing capacity by approximately 600% over the next few years, and to open several new facilities in North America.
“Integrating efficient EV battery recycling processes helps lower emissions upstream in the battery supply chain and aligns with our vision for a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion,” said Melissa Flaherty, Director of Sustainable EV Battery Ecosystem at GM.
Source: Cirba Solutions