15/12/2021. Grant funding secured for the recovery of lithium from battery black mass.

Ever Resource and a Korean University spin-out company have received £650,000 in grants from a European source of funding for research and innovation. The aim of the project is to scale up a novel electrochemical process for the refining of lithium salts from battery black mass.

Our objective is to create a low-cost, flexible option that is compatible with all types of lithium battery recycling practices in use today. The electrolytic cell, due to be scaled up and optimised by Ever Resource, will deliver a drop-in solution for all types of recycling plants that are focusing on cathodic metals but struggling to recover lithium.

We envisage that our solution will also provide a robust option for the recycling of primary lithium cells and future batteries such as lithium sulphur and solid-state lithium.