- The EcoGraf purification process was trialled on recycled material extracted from lithium-ion batteries
- EcoGraf is also evaluating the potential to commercialise this opportunity
Australia-based company EcoGraf Ltd has successfully trialled its proprietary graphite purification technology to recycle lithium-ion battery anode material in Germany. The process has been able to increase the carbon purity of the recycled material by over 200 per cent and also achieved a carbon content of over 99 per cent.
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The EcoGraf purification process was trialled on recycled material extracted from lithium-ion batteries. It included anode material which consists of natural battery graphite, synthetic graphite and silicon. Graphite consists of almost 50 per cent of the mass of a typical lithium-ion battery. This process can be a big step to support EVs and battery manufacturers achieve closed-loop manufacturing processes.
EcoGraf is also evaluating the potential to commercialise this opportunity. It has proceeded to develop the new EcoGraf purification facility in Kwinana, Western Australia. A detailed financial model has been prepared for the funding process for the Kwinana process. It includes proposed terms for a $35 million debt funding package. This represents about 50 per cent of the total construction cost.