India’s green energy transition is largely dependent on Lithium-ion battery chemistry. The elements used in Lithium-ion battery are scarce in India. A 10 GWh of battery manufacturing will require 150 TPA of Lithium element, 375 TPA of Cobalt and Nickel.
Rubamin aims to provide a circular life cycle management solution for Lithium-Ion batteries.
Lithium-Ion Batteries recycling is a natural extension of Rubamin’s core competence and Hydrometallurgical experience. Our existing circular recycling operations for spent catalyst can easily be adapted to process Lithium-Ion Battery (LIB) Black Mass as an alternate feed.
Rubamin’s R&D team has developed and tested the process of LIB Black Mass Recycling for recovery of all metals such as Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt & Manganese. It enables recycling for all chemistries of lithium-ion batteries (LCO, NMC, LMO, NCA, and LFP).
Our proprietary technology can recover these metals into their purest battery-grade form in an eco-efficient way. These valuable metals can be reused into active cathode materials for new batteries.
LIB Black Mass
Zero Solid Waste & Zero Liquid Discharge Process
The company is in advanced stage of investing in a 30,000 MT LIB Black Mass recycling plant in two phases with Phase I expected to commence operations in December 2023 in Gujarat India.
Transition to green energy & net zero future is dependent on the availability of key elements such as Cobalt, Lithium, Nickel, Manganese and Graphite, Not just India but the world is deficient looking to the looming demand in near future.
At the same time production of batteries results in 5-10% manufacturing scrap which needs to be channelized back to production process for reducing cost of EV Battery. This is in addition to the end-of-life battery waste expected in near future which can provide much needed scarce metal resources. However, sustainable Li-Ion battery recycling is the missing link in the battery supply chain.
Rubamin has the eco-friendly recycling competence and know-how that can provide a substantial quantity of these metals to Indian industry as well as internationally for manufacturing of Lithium-Ion Battery.
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