FAQs

A form of rechargeable battery which stores energy by the reversible reduction of lithium ions.

The metal is usually a mixture of nickel, cobalt, copper, aluminium, titanium, lithium and manganese.

Due to their high energy density, high full-charge voltage, and lack of memory effects, lithium-ion batteries are frequently utilised in portable systems that must fit into small spaces.

Li-ion battery recycling reduces the demand for virgin materials, as well as the energy and pollution required to create new products.  

We have facilities to recover cobalt, manganese, nickel, aluminium, copper and lithium. It is further processed to make new batteries.

MiniMines is able to recover more than 95% of materials like cobalt, copper, nickel, aluminium, lithium and graphite from a lithium-ion battery.

Four techniques are used to recycle Li-ion batteries: –

  1. Pyrometallurgy
  2. Hydrometallurgy
  3. Direct recycling
  4. Mechanical recycling

This process involves heating the battery to high temperatures in a furnace to break down the battery components and recover valuable metals such as cobalt, nickel, manganese and copper. This technique is efficient but can generate high emissions and requires careful management of hazardous waste.

This process involves dissolving the battery components in acids or other solvents to recover the metals. This technique is more environmentally friendly and highly efficient.

 

  1. Direct Recycling: This process involves reusing the battery components or materials in new batteries or other applications without first breaking them down. This technique is considered the most sustainable approach, but it requires a high level of technical expertise and may not be suitable for all battery types or conditions.
  2. Mechanical Recycling: This process involves physically shredding and separating the battery components using mechanical means such as crushing, grinding, and sieving. This technique is energy-efficient and can recover some of the valuable materials, but it may not be suitable for all battery types and can generate some waste.
  1. Growing demand for lithium-ion batteries: By the increasing adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy storage systems. This is a significant opportunity for the recycling industry to recover valuable materials and reduce the environmental impact of battery waste.
  2. Support from governments and policymakers: Governments and policymakers are increasingly recognizing the importance of battery recycling and are providing support through regulations, funding, and other incentives.
  3. Potential revenue streams from recovered materials: The recovery of valuable materials from lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium, can create new revenue streams for recyclers and help offset the cost of recycling.
  1. Reducing resource depletion: Recycling batteries can reduce the need for new mining and extraction of cobalt, nickel, manganese and lithium resources, helping to conserve natural resources and reduce the environmental impact of mining.
  2. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: The production of new batteries, including the mining and processing of raw materials, can generate significant greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling batteries can reduce these emissions by using recycled materials rather than new raw materials.
  3. Reducing hazardous waste: Lithium-ion batteries can contain hazardous materials such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. Recycling these batteries can prevent these materials from ending up in landfills, where they can contaminate the environment and pose a threat to human health.
  4. Encouraging a circular economy: Recycling lithium-ion batteries promotes a circular economy where materials are reused and recycled rather than discarded, helping to reduce waste and conserve resources.

Yes, we will pay for the mobile and laptop batteries. For more inquiries, please contact info@m-mines.com.

The terminals of loose lithium-ion batteries should be taped using packaging, electrical, or duct tape, or they should be put in their own clear plastic bag. Only ground transportation is available for the delivery of goods. Things that pose a risk to one’s health or safety won’t be accepted.

You are welcome to send us as many batteries as you wish. For safe shipping, please read the package specifications.

During transportation or at landfills, they may start fires. Li-ion batteries ought to be brought to specific recycling or domestic hazardous waste collection locations instead.

The swelling, which could cause a fire, is a sign that the battery has been damaged. Until the best method of disposal is found, keep the battery or item in a secure place. This might be done somewhere far from combustible items, such as in a bucket full of a fire-fighting substance like sand.