EV recycling debunks misconceptions about excess waste, proves sustainability


The manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) batteries has traditionally posed significant environmental challenges, primarily due to the extraction and processing of heavy, hard-to-reach minerals. However, advancements in battery recycling, spearheaded by industry leaders like Mini Mines, are significantly reducing the ecological impact of EVs and enhancing their sustainability credentials. We can turn the tables with […]

The Why and How of safe E-waste recycling


Electronic waste, or e-waste, results from the disposal of electronic and electrical devices that are no longer functional or have surpassed their intended lifespan. The accelerated pace of technological advancements and the constant release of new electronic models contribute to a surge in e-waste production. Common items include computers, monitors, printers, mobile phones, and household […]

Lithium-ion Battery: A Guide to Different Recycling Processes


Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) with lithium, cobalt, and graphite as key components are pivotal in consumer electronics and increasingly prevalent in electric vehicles (EVs) and large-scale energy storage. The surge in demand, particularly in the EV sector, raises concerns about the scarcity of these materials and highlights the need for sustainable practices, such as recycling. Challenges […]

The Power of Recyclable Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Units


In the relentless pursuit of a sustainable and environmentally responsible future, recyclable lithium-ion battery manufacturing units are emerging as the transformative solution to our energy storage needs. These cutting-edge facilities represent a fundamental shift in the way we approach energy storage, offering a multitude of benefits that range from resource conservation to waste reduction  and […]

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR): A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Sustainability


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has gained significant momentum as a policy approach to address environmental impacts in product lifecycle management. It is rooted in the notion that manufacturers must assume more responsibility for their products. EPR is reshaping our perspective on sustainability and waste management. This essay delves into EPR, covering its history, objectives, and […]

Decoding ‘Black Mass’: The heart of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

In the ever-evolving landscape of lithium-ion battery recycling and critical metal mining, one term that has emerged as a pivotal player is “black mass.” If you’ve delved into articles on sustainable battery practices, you’ve likely encountered this enigmatic substance. Today, let’s delve into the mysteries surrounding black mass, its composition, and its essential role in […]

Battery Production and Recycling: A Global Perspective


Battery production has become a global industry with intricate supply chains, predominantly centered in China, where a significant portion of raw materials refining and cell production occurs. Raw materials constitute approximately 65 percent of the final battery cost, and the raw material market is susceptible to volatility due to increasing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) […]

The Green Revolution of Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and India’s Green Economy


Lithium-ion batteries (Li-ion) have become ubiquitous in our lives, powering everything from smartphones to electric vehicles (EVs). Their energy density and long cycle life make them indispensable, but the environmental impact of their disposal can be detrimental. Recycling lithium-ion batteries is not only a responsible choice but also a sustainable solution for conserving valuable resources, […]

The Importance of Battery Recycling and Reuse

As the world shifts towards sustainable energy, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are increasingly being used in electric vehicles (EVs) and grid-connected storage applications. India is no exception, with the government pushing for local manufacturing of lithium cells to meet the growing demand. However, there are several challenges in making the LIB value chain sustainable, including limited […]