Success in Demonstration Experiments for Secondary Battery Recycling Technology That Includes Cobalt Recovery - Establishment of a World-First New Recycling Process That Integrates Production of Soluble Slag That Enables Lithium Recovery -
August 16, 2021
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (SMM) has verified that nickel and cobalt from secondary batteries such as used lithium ion batteries (LIB) can be reused as a raw material for cathode material of LIBs through recovery and purification. Additionally, through our world-first original lithium recovery technology, we have established a new recycling process that is able to recycle copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium from used secondary batteries.
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