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Blue Whale Materials Establishes Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Battery Processing Operations

Blue Whale Materials, a sustainable li-ion battery recycling company, will establish battery processing operations in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The project is expected to create 90 jobs.

The new facility, located on 35-acres at the Bartlesville Industrial Park, will processes spent li-ion batteries and production scrap into a highly concentrated dry product containing cobalt, nickel and lithium as well as copper and aluminum products.

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the economic vitality of the region as we continue to reshape the battery industry,” said Robert Kang, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Whale Materials.

Blue Whale Materials provides li-ion recycling solutions to safely reclaim and responsibly supply valuable critical materials like cobalt, nickel, and lithium for the growing electrified economy. The company’s recycling solutions are closing the loop for li-ion battery manufacturers, producing an ethically sourced stream of recycled cobalt, nickel, and lithium right here in America.

“I am thrilled to welcome Blue Whale Materials to Oklahoma, and I applaud their choice of Bartlesville for their innovative battery recycling facility,” noted Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. “Blue Whale’s investment here aligns with our state’s “more of everything” approach to our nation’s energy needs. I met with their management team during the recruitment process and they believe Oklahoma is the best state to locate their company. We are ready to partner with them to provide the workforce and talent they need to thrive here.”

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