Hydrovolt, The Largest Battery Recycling Facility In Europe, Begins Operations – Where There Is An Economic Demand, Then Industry Supplies It

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt and Norwegian aluminium supplier Hydro are partners in Hydrovolt, a joint venture which has constructed the largest battery recycling facility in Europe. Located in Fredrikstad in southern Norway, the Hydrovolt factory is now in commercial operation and expects to recycle 12,000 tons of depleted batteries a year initially, rising to 70,000 tons by 2025 and 300,000 tons by 2030. 12,000 tons is enough to handle all depleted batteries from electric vehicles on the road in Norway today.

The fully automated Hydrovolt recycling process allows up to 95% of materials to be recovered from batteries that have reached the end of their useful service life. We’ve seen exactly the same sort of industry arising in the USA for end-of-life Tesla batteries.

See https://cleantechnica.com/2022/05/17/hydrovolt-the-largest-battery-recycling-facility-in-europe-begins-operations/

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