With the rapid increase in lithium batteries used globally, a significant waste problem will exist at the end of their life. Currently, technology only allows for the recovery of lithium resources as low-value LiOH or Li2CO3 salts. However, high-value materials such as LiPF6 are utilised in battery manufacture and operation. Our extraction technology allows for the recovery of high-value electrolyte materials. The technology can be adopted to existing battery recycling plants or can form the basis of new recycling processes.
Lithium PF6 recovery during battery recycling
Recovery of high-value lithium electrolyte from lithium battery recycling