Cirba Solutions and General Motors Expand Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Collaboration to Help Support Sustainable Battery Supply Chain


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Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cirba Solutions, a leader in battery management and materials for end-of-life batteries, has extended a prior agreement with General Motors (GM) to recycle the electric vehicle (EV) lithium-ion batteries and cell waste generated from manufacturing and research at select GM facilities through 2024. With more than one million pounds of batteries already recycled by GM, this program is expected to process even more materials as electric vehicle production expands.

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This collaboration with Cirba Solutions provides GM with personalized service, logistics agility and state-of-the-art processing technology. It also relies on Cirba Solutions’ expertise in reverse logistics, disassembly and lithium-ion processing to put recycled materials back on the market. The extended contract builds on the original 2021 lithium-ion battery deal.

“Our collaboration with GM demonstrates their commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and their confidence in Cirba Solutions to manage a critical part of the electric vehicle supply chain,” said David Klanecky, President and CEO of Cirba. Solutions.

“We are excited to strengthen our focus on sustainability and continue our work with Cirba Solutions, said Melissa Flaherty, director of sustainable EV battery ecosystem at GM. “Integrating efficient electric vehicle battery recycling processes reduces emissions upstream of the battery supply chain and aligns with our vision of a world with zero accidents, zero emissions and zero congestion. “

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With six facilities, including two active lithium-ion processing sites, Cirba Solutions is positioned to meet the battery recycling needs of organizations today and tomorrow. In September 2022, Cirba Solutions announced plans to build a 75,000 square foot facility in Eloy, Arizona to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The Eloy facility will boost collection and processing for end-of-life electric vehicle battery collection and manufacturing facilities on the west coast of North America. This facility is expected to process enough battery material to support 50,000 electric vehicles per year.

Cirba Solutions also received approximately $75 million from the Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy, to expand its existing lithium-ion processing facility in Lancaster, Ohio. The company aims to increase its lithium-ion battery processing capacity by approximately 600% over the next few years and open several new processing facilities across North America.

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Cirba Solutions is the most trusted and only full-service provider in the battery management industry, taking end-of-life batteries, processing them to extract critical materials, and feeding those materials back into the supply chain. With a full suite of features that meet the demand for lithium-ion and cross-chemistry batteries, they support a truly circular battery supply chain for the industry. Services range from battery-centric logistics, collection programs, second-life applications and cathode production validation, with technology processes that emphasize environmental compliance. Cirba Solutions combines the resources and expertise of Heritage Battery Recycling, Retriev Technologies and Battery Solutions.

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