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Ecobat Plans Casa Grande, Arizona, Battery Recycling Plant

Ecobat, a global leader in battery recycling, will locate a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The project is expected to create more than 60 jobs.

Located approximately one mile from the company’s existing campus, the new facility will initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year, with plans to expand capacity to satisfy the increasing need to recycle lithium-ion batteries. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.

“We are thrilled to grow our global lithium-ion battery recycling footprint with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona,” said Ecobat CEO Marcus Randolph. “This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the United Kingdom, represents a significant milestone in Ecobat’s strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business to a scale, similar to our world-leading lead battery recycling business.”

Ecobat Casa Grande will repurpose lithium-ion batteries reaching end-of-life through diagnostics, sorting, shredding and material separation to produce a concentrated black mass containing the valuable materials in lithium-ion batteries.

“With the addition of yet another global battery innovator, Arizona has become a central hub of energy storage and recycling technologies,” noted Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “With this state-of-the-art facility, Ecobat Casa Grande will enhance Arizona’s sustainability footprint while expanding our battery industry and creating skilled jobs.”

Ecobat is a world leader in the production of lead, lead alloys, and the recycling of lead batteries. The company currently has 13 smelters across three continents with an average annual output of 840,000 tons of lead.

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