ABTC Surpasses Capacity at Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility

Based in Reno, Nevada, American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) has developed cutting-edge technologies for producing and recycling battery metals. These advancements are essential for addressing the increasing demand from the electric vehicle, stationary storage, and consumer electronics sectors. ABTC recently achieved a significant milestone by operating its commercial-scale lithium-ion battery recycling facility at a steady-state throughput, surpassing 115% of its maximum design rate. Originally designed to process 20,000 metric tonnes of battery feedstock annually, exceeding this rate highlights the success of continuous process improvements implemented during the facility’s commissioning phase. Operational Excellence and Team Expertise One of the primary advantages of ABTC’s internally developed technology is the comprehensive understanding team members possess of each unit operation within the processing train. This deep knowledge base enables real-time data evaluation and continuous operational enhancements. ABTC CEO Ryan Melsert attributes the facility’s success to the team’s dedication and expertise, emphasizing their commitment to achieving 24/7 operations. The recycling facility utilizes a pioneering set of recycling processes that combine a deconstruction approach with a targeted hydrometallurgical process. This system is versatile, processing various lithium-ion batteries and manufacturing scrap regardless of size, shape, or internal chemistry. The initial phase of the recycling process yields copper, […]

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