President Joe Biden’s strategy to convert U.S. power plants into electric vehicles will encourage internal recycling of batteries to reuse lithium and other metals, according to government officials.
As Biden struggles with climate change and competes with China’s most important competencies on its agenda, the administration will conduct a 100-day review on Friday, including gaps in supply chains in key areas, including electric vehicles (EVs).
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These gaps include minerals used in EV batteries and consumer electronics. The administration is also looking at ways to reduce metal use in new battery chemicals.
Reports from various government agencies will be sent to the White House, a process that Biden has ordered in an executive order this year. Parts of the reports could be published next week.
Democrats are pushing for aggressive climate targets to ensure that most U.S.-manufactured cars are electric by 2030 and that all road cars are electric by 2040.
Ensuring enough cobalt, lithium and other raw materials to make EV batteries is the main obstacle, as domestic mines face extensive regulatory barriers and environmental opposition.
Reuters reported on May 25 that Biden intends to rely on mines from allied countries to supply EVs with the many metals needed to build them.
Opportunities for the administration to promote home recycling include direct investment in projects and scientific research, as well as spending funds approved by Congress.
Encouraging home recycling would help the administration to achieve this goal by breaking down old vehicles into new components and thus with less confidence in Mining.
“When the US looks at the possibility of recycling, it is very clear that we need to invest in that capacity, we need to take a more proactive approach,” said one of the administration officials.
“A big part of the lithium option is to actually recycle, and be a leader in recycling the existing lithium battery and bringing that to these new batteries.” One of the officials said the White House would like to open more recycling plants in the United States, and last fall China’s Ganfeng Lithium Co. the company announced plans to build a battery recycling plant to supply the U.S. EV market in Mexico.
The Creative Strategies of the Administration will emphasize research and development aimed at promoting the use of already extracted metals. This plan would effectively expand the research being conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Argonne Laboratory, which has been the main focus of government battery recycling research. Extracting different mineral components from the battery has been proven difficult and expensive in the past, and new research focuses on ways to reuse cathodes and other parts of the battery, according to Argonne researchers. The focus of Washington’s recycling is on other regions doing the same. The European Union is considering reducing exports of scrap metal to encourage more regional recycling as part of its effort to make the climate neutral by 2050.
IE Markit forecasts IE Markit forecasts IE Markit forecasts 2.5 million sales last year were 2.5 million last year, 70% forecast for 2021 and will continue to grow until 2040 the figures. Without recycling, the EV Revolution would result in the dumping of only 8 million tons of battery waste in U.S. landfills by 2040, according to U.S. government estimates. According to an April report, end-of-life batteries could reduce the need for new sources to charge for recycling by Mining by 55% EV batteries by 2040. Lithium is 25%, and cobalt and nickel are 35%. Recycling will have the added benefit of reducing the demand for new pain, the report said, which was authorized by the Earthworks conservation team and the Institute for Sustainable Futures at Sydney University of Technology.
This would help Biden avoid certain struggles with environmentalists and other anti-mining elections. “We can encourage the transition of renewable energy without introducing new holes in the ground,” Payworks Sampat told Earthworks. Lead acid batteries were rarely recycled, but now almost all of them are crushed for reuse in internal combustion engines. Environmentalists say this could be a blueprint for the recycling industry. Battery recycling plants are slowly beginning to open in the United States. Last fall, Amazon.com Inc. made an investment in Redwood Materials, a Nevada-based private recycling company, and signed an agreement to recycle scrap and battery parts from Tennessee’s Nissan Motor Co. electric vehicle contractor Leaf. Tesla Inc. said it is developing a battery recycling system at the Nevada Gigafactory. The company also hires third-party recyclers.
Apple Inc. It has started recycling iPhones and other old electronics at its Austin, Texas facility. The US government is the largest shareholder in the mining investment company TechMet, Li-Cycle Corp. as well as the main investor in the Canadian battery recycler.
Li-Cycle Corp. plans to market this year through a merger with Peridot Acquisition Corp. to acquire the checks, and the shares gained 6% on Friday.
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