Heritage battery recycling facility will create 110 jobs

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Materials processor Heritage Battery Recycling has announced plans to build a lithium-ion battery recycling site in Eloy, Arizona. The company expects the project to create 110 permanent jobs in addition to 75 construction jobs.

The facility will be constructed in a 75,000 square foot building. Services will include the treatment of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries and battery manufacturing waste, sorting, disassembly, diagnostic testing and storage. The site’s product would act as feedstock, which would provide battery-grade salts for the manufacture of batteries and cathodes.

Heritage Battery Recycling expects battery materials from the facility to power 50,000 electric vehicles annually. Operations are expected to begin in 2023.

Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, welcomed the development and added that the facility would strengthen the state’s battery and electric vehicle supply chain. Heritage Battery Recycling is a subsidiary of Cirba Solutions, which will open its second site in Arizona. Cirba Solutions has served over 7,000 customers and recycled hundreds of millions of pounds.

Cirba Solutions President and CEO David Klanecky said that by 2028, the lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach $25 billion. According to Klanecky, “Federal incentives and requirements ensure that lithium-ion battery recycling will be essential for automakers.”

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