The Canadian battery recycler Li-Cycle which is about to commission its first large scale material recovery plant in the US this year will set up a pre-processing plant in France. The plant, which will have a capacity of 10,000tpa, is expected to become operational in 2024. With the plant, and other European plants in Norway and Germany, Li-Cycle will have pre-processing capacity in Europe of 50,000 tonnes.
The new plant will be located in Harnes in the Northern part of France, and will be based on Li-Cycle's modular and scalable concept which uses under water shredding to be able to safely prepare the batteries for material recovery. At the time of the announcement the company also shared a deal with KION, the world's second largest fork lift companies. Li-Cycle will be the global recycling partner for KION, starting in Germany.
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