Tata Chemicals Starts Li-ion Battery Recycling Operations in Mumbai

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  • The company plans to scale up the capacity to recycle 500 tonnes of spent Li-ion batteries.
  • It is also investing Rs 4,000 crore to set up a 10 GW lithium-ion battery plant in Gujarat.
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In its bid to develop a sustainable circular economy, Tata Chemicals—part of the Tata Group—has started the commercial recovery of cathode active materials from spent lithium-ion cells/batteries.

The recycling operations are carried out at a 3P facility located near Mumbai and Tata Chemicals plans to eventually scale up the capacity to recycle 500 tonnes of spent Li-ion batteries.

Li-ion battery recycling allow recovery of valuable metals like lithium, cobalt, nickel and manganese at 99 percent plus purity within Industry leading levels of yield, according to the company.

As a result, the company believes that Li-ion battery recycling will help reduce environmental pollution, save energy and natural resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth.

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Tata Chemicals is also investing Rs 4,000 crore to set up a 10 GW lithium-ion battery plant at Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) in Gujarat.

The company will set up 1.7 GW capacity in the first phase at an investment of Rs 750-1000 crore and then scale it to 10 GW as demand rises.

Tata Chemicals has already been allotted 126 acres land in DSIR to set up Li-ion battery manufacturing business.

The company has signed a deal with the Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) to develop technology for the recovery and purification of cathode and anode active ingredients from spent lithium-ion cells/batteries.

As part of this deal, Tata Chemicals will leverage C-MET’s intellectual property, capabilities and infrastructure to test and validate multiple recycling chemistries.

 

Input:  pv magazine

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