The SMS group Hilchenbach manufacturing facility covers a total of 40,000 m2 and ranks among the most modern anywhere in the world.
A dedicated 2,000 m2 facility houses the Primobius recycling plant. Commercial-scale battery shredding equipment has been integrated with proprietary-design beneficiation and refining circuits. The integrated facility in Hilchenbach provides the opportunity for vehicle, battery and consumer electronics manufacturers to observe the Primobius’ process safely dispose of hazardous LIBs and generate re-usable materials for the production of new batteries and other goods.
In addition Primobius is planning to build a number of large-scale commercial facilities. The location for the first of these, in Germany, is the subject of a detailed site selection process. The feasibility assessment of the first commercial operation has started and will incorporate the conclusions from operation of the demonstration plant.