Arizona to Host New Ecobat Battery Recycle Plant
Ecobat, the leader in battery recycling, is constructing its third facility for recycling lithium-ion batteries. This facility will be their first one in North America and is located in Casa Grande, Arizona.
In the beginning, the facility will create an estimated 10,000 tons of recycled material each year. However, there are plans to increase the facility's capacity to meet the growing demand for recycling lithium-ion batteries.
"We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona," said Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph. "This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the United Kingdom, represents a significant milestone in Ecobat's strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale similar to our world-leading lead battery recycling business."
The new Ecobat facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, will recycle lithium-ion batteries that have reached the end of their useful life. The process of repurposing these batteries will involve using advanced diagnostic tools, sorting the batteries, shredding them, and separating the materials to create a concentrated black mass that contains the valuable components of lithium-ion batteries.
This new facility will be located about one mile away from the existing Ecobat Resources Arizona facility. For 15 years, the current facility has been using state-of-the-art technology and a skilled workforce to produce anodes. The new facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of this year.
"With the addition of yet another global battery innovator, Arizona has become a central hub of energy storage and recycling technologies," said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "With this state-of-the-art facility, Ecobat Casa Grande will improve Arizona's environmental footprint, grow our battery industry, and create skilled jobs."
Ecobat is committed to providing sustainable, second-life recycling solutions for advanced battery technology, and this is reflected in their notable International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certifications in environmental, safety and health, quality, and energy management systems. These certifications underscore the company's dedication to meeting the highest international standards in these areas.
"Congratulations to Ecobat, and thank you for bringing your company and jobs to our community," said Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland. "I get asked constantly, what are we going to do when we totally convert to Electric Vehicles and we have to deal with old batteries! This new lithium-ion battery recycling plant is a great example of exactly what we need; a company succeeding and expanding a sustainable operation in our community. We welcome the second component of their operations to the City of Casa Grande and applaud their efforts to use sustainable practices in their industry while providing jobs for residents who look for opportunities to work closer to home."