June 15, 2023: Fortum and Terrafame have partnered for an experimental battery recycling challenge, the Finnish firms introduced on June 14.
The challenge goals to make use of the metals obtained by the power firm Fortum from lithium ion battery black mass within the manufacturing of Terrafame battery chemical substances.
Operations are scheduled to start this month and the challenge is predicted to final for a number of years.
The companions mentioned that utterly changing the mining of main uncooked supplies, reminiscent of nickel and cobalt, with recycled supplies “is just not potential within the close to future”.
Nonetheless, Tero Holländer, head of the battery enterprise line at Fortum Battery Recycling, says the partnership goals to advertise sustainable use of Finland’s mineral wealth to develop a home battery trade – and a step in direction of “a extra ample European battery manufacturing trade. with much less want to make use of imported uncooked supplies”.
Fortum mentioned on April 27 that it started industrial operation of its lithium hydrometallurgical battery recycling facility in Finland.
The corporate claims that the plant is the biggest in Europe when it comes to recycling capability and can even recuperate 95% of useful and significant metals from the black mass of the battery and reuse them to can develop new lithium ion battery chemical substances.