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Cirba Solutions Expands Lancaster, Ohio Lithium-ion Processing Plant

Cirba Solutions, the largest battery materials and management team for end-of-life batteries and gigafactory manufacturing scrap, plans to expand its lithium-ion processing operations in Lancaster, Ohio. The more than $200 million project is expected to create 150 jobs.

The company is adding on a hydrometallurgical process to produce battery grade metal salts from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries and gigafactory scrap.

"This investment is crucial to the lithium-ion battery industry as demand for battery materials continues to increase,” said David Klanecky, President & CEO of Cirba Solutions. “With the assistance of the DOE, Cirba Solutions can make even greater strides in our battery recycling efforts to complete a closed-loop supply chain in North America - with the expansion of our Lancaster, Ohio facility tremendously helping us with our growth trajectory."

Cirba Solutions is the only complete service provider in the battery management industry, taking batteries at end-of-life, processing them to extract critical materials and supply these materials back in the supply chain. The company became the first recipient of funding under the DOE's Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC) grant program as part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

"With Lancaster's long history of manufacturing and recycling expertise, the expansion of this Cirba Solutions facility will be a tremendous support to the sustainable battery supply chain centered right here in America," noted U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm. "The investment in this expansion, including funding awarded from the President's Investing in America Agenda, will support this facility in extracting enough battery-grade critical minerals to power 200,000 new electric vehicles per year and will create 150 good-paying jobs that will be in demand for decades to come – the perfect opportunity for Ohioans looking to build long and rewarding careers."

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