The Singapore-based e-waste giant TES-Amm which already has done significant investments in the lithium-ion battery end-of-life chain will establish a recycling facility in the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The plan is to set up a sorting, dismantling and pre-processing plant with ability to process 10,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries (presumably pack level)
The facility which is believed to previously have belonged to the Finnish company Urecycle which went into administration in May this year, comprises approximately 10,000 m2 with a warehouse of 2,000 m2. It already has a basic waste license to receive, store and forward lithium batteries and to manage electric vehicle batteries and battery production scrap as well as a license to shred alkaline batteries.There is an option to expand to a total of approximately 40,000 m2. The factory should be fully operational by the end of 2022.
TES-Amm opened their new hydrometallurgical processing plant in Singapore earlier this year with a capacity to recover material from 14 tonnes of waste batteries per day, which equates to 3,500-5,000 tonnes per year. Batteries in Europe are today collected and pre-processed in Grenoble, in the former Recupyl plant. With the new facility is it not to far-fetched to see a redirection of volumes to Rotterdam for pre-processing and further shipment to Singapore.
TES-Amm has done significant investments in the entire lithium-ion battery value chain with such as controlling shares in the recycling technology company Green Lion and the energy storage company Genplus, both from Singapore as well as the Germany-based battery lifecycle platform Circunomics. The company also bought the bankruptcy state from the UK-based phone refurbishing company Redeem which went into administration in 2020.
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