Belgian Firm to Recycle Tesla Electric Car Batteries
Tesla Motors recently announced that it has launched a comprehensive strategy to recycle its sports cars battery packs throughout Europe.
At the end of their life, Tesla will recycle battery packs at Umicore’s UHT facility in Belgium. The Brussels based materials technology company will use the expended pack material to produce an alloy that will be further refined into cobalt, nickel and other metals.
Umicore will transform the cobalt into high grade lithium cobalt oxide, which can be resold to battery manufacturers. One of the few byproducts of their environmentally friendly approach is a clean inertized slag containing calcium oxides and lithium. The slag goes into the production of special grade concretes.
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