The Primobius recycling process recovers the main active materials of lithium-ion-batteries in a small-footprint, environmentally friendly and sustainable manner such that these materials can be reused in manufacturing battery cathode.
A lithium-ion-battery is a rechargeable battery made up of an anode, cathode, separator, electrolyte, and two current collectors, all of which are enclosed within an outer casing.
Lithium-ion-batteries that will be recycled by Primobius include batteries with lithium cobalt oxide (LCO), lithium nickel cobalt manganese oxide (NCM) and lithium nickel cobalt aluminium oxide (NCA) cathode chemistries. The valuable metals contained within these cathodes, including cobalt, nickel, and lithium, are recovered as high-purity crystalline chemicals that can be supplied as raw materials back into the LIB supply chain.
Other valuable sulphate products from the Primobius recycling process include manganese sulphate, copper sulphate and ammonium sulphate. These products are suitable for industrial and agricultural applications.