UK/France – The UK-based recycler EMR has contracted the French player RECUPYL SAS Innovative Battery Recycling to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) collected throughout the UK.
EMR hopes that the new business agreement will provide it will a fully compliant solution to meet the stringent European Battery Directive targets of a 50% recycling rate by January 2014. The company states that RECUPYL has been recruited due to its industrial capacity to treat significant volumes of lithium-ion batteries.
The French specialist’s patented technology of material valorisation at low temperature was also complimented, as this method favours the close loop concept where materials are re-used into batteries. ‘This is a new, but fast evolving opportunity, and we are pleased to be working with Recupyl to provide a service which uses their cutting edge technology to maximise the recycling of electric vehicle batteries,’ EMR observes.
At the moment, the UK recycler owns nearly 150 facilities around the world, making it one today’s leading authorities on the recycling of a wide array of materials, such as end-of-life vehicles and industrial products.
RECUPYL has specialised in developing and operating processes to recover strategic metals out of waste, the so-called ‘urban mines’, with a primary focus on electric batteries. In 2011, it was able to secure a spot on the Global Cleantech 100 list.
For more information, visit: uk.emrgroup.com and www.recupyl.com