RELEASE: Ecobat to build a new lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Arizona

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RELEASE: Ecobat to build a new lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Arizona

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The company will expand its European electric vehicle battery recycling capabilities and apply its global capacity, infrastructure and decades of experience in recycling and production of lead-acid batteries to recycle electric vehicle batteries in the United States

CASA GRANDE, Ariz., Feb. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecobat, a world leader in battery recycling, is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and the first in North America. The new Casa Grande, Arizona plant will initially produce about 10,000 tons of recycled material per year, and plans to expand its capacity to meet the growing need to recycle lithium-ion batteries.

"We are delighted to expand our global presence in lithium-ion battery recycling with a new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona," said Marcus Randolph, CEO of Ecobat. "This facility, like our lithium-ion battery recycling facilities in Germany and the UK, represents an important milestone in Ecobat's strategy to grow our lithium-ion battery recycling business on a similar scale. to our world-leading lead battery recycling business.

Ecobat Casa Grande will reuse end-of-life lithium-ion batteries by diagnosing, classifying, crushing and separating materials to produce a concentrated black mass containing the valuable lithium-ion battery materials . It will be located approximately one mile from the current Ecobat Resources Arizona facility, which has been manufacturing anodes with state-of-the-art technology and highly-skilled labor for 15 years. Commissioning is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

"With the addition of another global battery innovator, Arizona has become a powerhouse for energy storage and recycling technologies," said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. "With this state-of-the-art facility, Ecobat Casa Grande will improve Arizona's sustainability footprint while expanding our battery industry and creating skilled jobs."

Ecobat maintains notable certifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in environmental, health and safety, quality and energy management systems. The company's expansion into the North American market reinforces its commitment to providing sustainable second-life recycling solutions for advanced battery technology.

"Congratulations to Ecobat and thank you for bringing your company and jobs to our community," said Casa Grande Mayor Craig McFarland. "I am constantly asked, what are we going to do when we fully convert to electric vehicles and have to manage old batteries! This new lithium-ion battery recycling plant is a great example of exactly what we need; a company that succeeds and expands a sustainable operation in our community We welcome the second component of their operations to the City of Casa Grande and applaud their efforts to utilize sustainable practices in their industry while providing jobs for residents seeking opportunities to work closer to home.

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About Ecobat Ecobat is the world's largest battery recycler. We meet essential energy storage needs by making the battery business safer and more sustainable for a circular energy economy. In 2021, Ecobat's lead battery recycling business fully recycled 70 million car batteries. Now, we continue to invent ways to harness lead, lithium, and other materials that power everyday life more efficiently. For more information on how we are transforming energy storage, visit

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