Botree Cycling: Recovering critical metals from end-of-life batteries

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The Beijing-based startup helps clients dismantle and recycle spent lithium batteries on-site, recovering over 90% of rare metals and reducing demand for mineral resources

Lithium batteries are used widely to power EVs for zero-emission mobility and store renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. They also play an important role in reducing dependence on fossil fuels and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, if these batteries are not recycled properly at the end of their usable lives, they might not necessarily be a better option.Currently, retired lithium batteries with 30–80% remaining capacity are repurposed to power street lights, low-speed EVs and other devices. Those with less than 30% are bound for disposal or recycling. While the metals...
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Edited by Fock Siu Ling, Selva Kumar

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