Fenix Battery Recycling Ltd., Willenhall, England, has acquired a 30,000 square foot facility in Kilwinning, Scotland. The site will play an important role in Fenix’s plans to develop facilities for on-site recycling of multiple battery types – expediting the roll-out of recycling innovations developed by Ever Resource and Fenix.
The news comes after Fenix, Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham received significant grant funding to develop an innovative technology for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. The funding, £955K, from the Government’s Innovate UK Smart Grants programme, is for the development of separation technologies to reduce the environmental impact and improve the efficiency of lithium battery recycling.
Fenix’s new fully licensed and permitted site, at Byrehill Industrial Estate, is ready to accept batteries for storage and discharge. The new facility will play a fundamental role in expanding the company’s infrastructure for battery recycling in the UK and global markets, with material coming from as far away as the USA to be treated by the company.