In 2020 Solvay and Veolia initiated a consortium with the aim to improve recycling methods for recovery of materials from waste lithium-ion batteries. The consortium was joined by Renault early 2021. The two original participants now confirm that the first steps in the project has ended successfully and that next step is to build up a demonstration plant.
The demonstration plant which will showcase the companies hydrometallurgical process will not necessarily be located at Eurodieuze which is Veolia largest current battery reycling facility.
More about the comanies' plans here.