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Altilium Metals have selected Teesside for the UK’s largest EV battery recycling plant

Altilium Metals have selected Teesside for the UK’s largest EV battery recycling plant, transforming battery waste from more than 150,000 electric vehicles into cathode active material.


Altilium Metals have selected Teesside for the UK’s largest EV battery recycling plant p

According to Altilium Metals:

“Teesside offers the ideal location for a plant of this scale, with access to the UK’s largest Freeport, a highly skilled local workforce, local government support and a rich heritage in the field of chemical processing – not to mention its proximity to current and planned manufactures of electric vehicles and batteries.

The plant is being designed by Engineering Consultant Hatch and under an award from the UK Government’s Automotive Transformation Fund and will receive a mix stream of feedstock, including spent batteries, gigafactory scrap and primary feed from Altilium Metals nickel, cobalt mines.

Having control of the primary feed in a sustainable way is a source of competitive advantage since other pure recyclers will struggle with the supply of feed in the near term for mega-scale recycling projects such as this.

We plan to recycle battery waste direct to CAM and introduce the active materials back into the supply chain for reuse in the most sustainable way with minimum processing steps, thus lowering the cost of batteries and their environmental impact.”



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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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