Here we got the answer for the people who think EVs are also polluting the environment. The Tata Chemicals have taken the initiative to recycle the lithium-ion batteries. It has set up the lithium-ion recycling plant in India and started its commercial operations. Recycling process will recover the active cathode materials from the spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells or batteries.
Lithium-ion recycling plant in India set up by Tata Chemicals
The Tata Chemicals works in the fields of chemicals, crop nutrition, and consumer products will also recycle the li-ion batteries. The Tata chemicals unit is located near Mumbai, India.
In Li-ion battery recycling process the metals like lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese are recovered and are 99% pure in nature. This process helps to collect the materials from the used ones and to reuse it which leads to the need for fewer energy and natural resources. The recovered materials are delivered to the battery manufactures to be reused for the production of new batteries.
The company’s aim is to strengthen the energy sciences business undertaken by them. The recycling process is a pilot project and is productive. The company targets to recycle 500 tons of spent Li-ion batteries.
Lithium-ion recycling plant in India
An (MoU) memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board and Urja Global to set up manufacturing units of lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles in India.
Also, a Gurgaon based Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd signed an agreement with the US-based Farasis Energy Inc to manufacture Lithium-ion battery packs for 2W and 3W in India.
The three electric vehicle battery (Li-ion) manufacturers will set up plants in Telangana soon as part of the NITI Aayog’s EV push. A 10 gigawatt combined capacity is expected to build with an investment of 1500 crore in the first phase.
The State-run oil refiner Indian Oil Corporation Ltd will set up a 1 Giga Watt (GW) plant to make batteries for the electric vehicles in partnership with an overseas start-up using a non-lithium raw material which is available locally.
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