Battery recycling plant joins lithium ventures in Middlesbrough

Altilium Metals has announced its intention to build a battery recycling plant after securing £3 million in Government funding through the BEIS Automotive Transformation Fund. The plant will recycle lithium batteries from electric vehicles and the company hopes to situate the plant near Middlesbrough. The full details of the plant, including the final location, will be announced in early 2023.

Feedstock will come from a mixed stream, including spent batteries, gigafactory scrap and primary feedstock from Altilium Metals’ nickel and cobalt mines which are based in Indonesia.

Altilium Metals commented: “Having control of the primary feed in a sustainable way is a source of competitive advantage since other pure recyclers will struggle with the supply of feed in the near term for mega-scale recycling projects such as this”.