RecycLiCo Battery Materials Inc. and Nanoramic Laboratories have announced a strategic collaboration with the goal of optimizing the complete life cycle of lithium-ion batteries. This collaboration synergizes both companies’ unique materials and technologies to establish an efficient, sustainable battery supply chain.
Nanoramic will contribute its discarded Neocarbonix® lithium-ion battery cathode electrodes, notable for their high-performance, low-cost nanocarbon mesh binding structure, for testing with RecycLiCo’s proprietary lithium-ion battery recycling process, which has proven up to 99% extraction of lithium, nickel, manganese, and cobalt from conventional waste cathode materials. The collaboration aims to attain mutual recognition of the future integration of Nanoramic and RecycLiCo technologies in commercial operations.
Nanoramic’s innovative NMP-free and PVDF-free electrodes offer a solution to potential bans on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in lithium-ion batteries. By leveraging RecycLiCo’s expertise in conversion of waste cathodes into valuable battery-grade materials, both parties are working to ‘close the loop’ by returning the recycled product back to Nanoramic for cell production and further electrochemical analysis.
Nanoramic Founder, John Cooley, said, “Sustainability has always been at the heart of Nanoramic, so this exciting partnership with RecycLiCo is crucial in our mission to reduce the end-to-end impact of battery manufacturing and use. It is also further proof that we at Nanoramic are continuing to grow and stand out in the global market. We’re developing transformative technologies that are not just more sustainable, but enabling lower cost, faster charging, and higher performing batteries that will ultimately encourage more people to shift to electric vehicles, which will have huge benefits to society. We’re proud that RecycLiCo is now joining us on that journey.”
RecycLiCo’s CEO, Zarko Meseldzija, said, “This collaboration places RecycLiCo at the forefront of battery recycling technology by working with next-generation cathode materials to demonstrate a closed-loop, sustainable process. We are delighted to work alongside Nanoramic, a company whose commitment to sustainability reflects our own. With our combined expertise, we’re confident we can make a substantial contribution towards minimizing environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices in the industry.”