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UK’s First Industrial-Scale Li-ion Battery Recycling Facility Progressing on Schedule

Technology Minerals Plc 

(“Technology Minerals” or the “Company”) 

Commissioning Phase Progressing on Schedule

Technology Minerals Plc (“Technology Minerals” or the “Company”) (LSE: TM1), the first listed UK company focused on creating a sustainable circular economy for battery metals, is pleased to announce its 48.25% owned battery recycling business, Recyclus Group Ltd (“Recyclus”), continues to make good progress through the commissioning phase at the UK’s first industrial scale lithium-ion (“Li-ion”) battery recycling facility in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.


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The commissioning phase is advancing on schedule with the plant steadily increasing its hours of operation as it builds up to continuous operations. Furthermore, the facility has passed comprehensive inspections conducted by all relevant agencies, ensuring the uninterrupted continuation of operations without any delays.

The plant has a permit to process up to 22,000 tonnes of Li-ion batteries per annum and Recyclus expects that 8,300 tonnes will be processed in the first year, utilising a single shift pattern of labour during the standard working week. The plant processes end-of-life Li-ion batteries to produce black mass, which contains critical battery metals that can be reprocessed and sold back into the battery supply chain. 

Robin Brundle, Chairman of Technology Minerals, said:

The commissioning phase at the Li-ion battery recycling site is performing well and on schedule. We are steadily increasing the hours of operation as we gear up to full continuous operations and we look forward to updating the market as we continue our progress.” 


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Technology Minerals Plc 

Technology Minerals is developing the UK’s first listed, sustainable circular economy for battery metals, using cutting-edge technology to recycle, recover, and re-use battery technologies for a renewable energy future. Technology Minerals is focused on extracting raw materials required for Li-ion batteries, whilst solving the ecological issue of spent Li-ion batteries, by recycling them for re-use by battery manufacturers. With the increasing global demand for battery metals to supply electrification, the group will explore, mine, and recycle metals from spent batteries. 

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Recyclus Group Ltd  

The demand for the raw materials used in battery manufacturing is anticipated to increase substantially. Recyclus Group provides a national recycling initiative that supports the transition to carbon neutrality. Recyclus Group’s battery recycling capacity will prove essential in the shift from fossil fuels to electric transportation. Through its strategic support from Technology Minerals, Recyclus is an integral component to the recycling of lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries and is a significant contributor towards the circular economy of battery metals. 

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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. 

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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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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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