Supercharging Australia’s lithium-ion battery recycling industry

Supercharging Australia’s lithium-ion battery recycling industry

Australia could have $3.1 billion industry in lithium-ion battery recycling, according to a new report.

Lithium-ion batteries are in everything from laptops and mobile phones to electric vehicles and large-scale battery storage plants. And the global demand is growing. But what happens to lithium-ion batteries when they die? It’s an important question for Australia: the world’s largest producer of lithium.

A new report — Australian Landscape for Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and Reuse in 2020 — provides the most up-to-date status of lithium-ion battery recycling in Australia. Informed by CSIRO research and stakeholder surveys, it discusses battery markets and recycling technology, before identifying 18 opportunities for the industry.

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