Recyclus working on expanding lithium battery recycling in India

19 March 2024 17:39


London/Bangalore - British battery recycling company Recyclus has been admitted to the British and Indian governments’ Innovating for Transport and Energy Systems, or ITES, program. The program will help Recyclus enter the Indian lithium-ion battery market. Recyclus now runs a lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Britain.

British battery recycling company Recyclus will be stepping up its efforts to foster innovation between the Indian and United Kingdom governments.

In a press release issued on March 12, Technology Minerals, a publicly listed firm that owns 48.35 percent of Recyclus, announced that Innovating for Transport and Energy Systems, or ITES, a partnership between India and the UK, will be supporting Recyclus’ work. ITES aims to bring together researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and others to innovate in green technology. Energy Systems Catapult, a net-zero innovator, and the Indian Institute of Science help oversee ITES.

“ITES nurtures partnerships amongst key players in the UK and India's journey towards achieving cleaner transport systems, ranging from high-impact innovators, researchers, policymakers, businesses, and investors,” said the press release.
ITES will grant Recyclus access to India's growing lithium-ion electric battery sector. The company as well as its Indian partners hope to build on the first industrial-scale lithium-ion electric battery recycling plant that Recyclus operates in Britain as well as the company’s award-winning mobile solution – both developed with the help of the University of Birmingham.

“With a population of circa 1.5 billion with circa 1.3 billion of those owning one or more handheld devices, India is in need of a solution to address rising volumes of discarded Li-ion batteries,” said Recyclus Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Robin Brundle. “Our selection evidences the UK government's view of Recyclus as a trusted company in establishing a cradle-to-cradle sustainable circular economy for battery metals supporting the drive to electrification." ce/jd

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