NML Lithium Battery Recycling Day Workshop
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Jamshedpur, November 25: One day industry mA meeting on lithium battery recycling was held at the National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML) on Thursday, November 25. Dr I Chattoraj, Director, NML, Dr RP Singh, CSIR HQ, New Delhi and Dr Sanjay Kumar. The director of NML mentioned the importance of this event due to the demand for lithium in India. Dr Singh discussed the need to recycle LIB in India to produce metals like lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese, so that the 100 MW CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi battery manufacturing plant can be self-sufficient. Dr Sanjay Kumar discussed CSIR’s vision for strategic metals and NML’s advancements for these technologies. Dr Abhilash highlighted the motto of the event to get more start-ups to adopt NML technology for LIB recycling.
The presentation of Li-Cycle from USA mentioned its development in LIB recycling, which paved the way for strong discussions and aspirations among the Indian participants. Argus Media and Benchmark Intelligence delivered a presentation that drew participants’ attention to the global demand for battery metals, with particular focus on India and Asia.
The event brought together 27 organizations outside the field of CSIR. Some of them were Renault-Nissan, Star Exports, SD Auto, Auto Fiber Craft, Remap Technologies, Hira Ferro Alloys, E-Reclaim, Li-Circle, among others.
The camp was also tackled by Rishab Chopra (Li-Cycle), N. Kaalaselvi (CECRI), Pratima Meshram (CSIR-NML), Sushma Mothraina (SME Forum), Arpita De (ICEA), Manish Dua (Benchmark), Will Talbot (Argus), Debi Dash (IESA) and Dr Subramani of Renault Nissan.
The event included an exclusive lab-scale demonstration of the CSIR-NML holistic process for recycling lithium batteries that could extract all metals including Li, Ni, Co, Mn, Al, Cu and graphite from batteries. used mixed chemicals.
Following the visit to the recycling lab, there was an exclusive industry presentation session (chaired by the Director of CSIR-NML, Dr RP Singh, Dr SK Pal and Dr TC Alex) which was very appreciated by the representatives of the industries who presented their problems, scenario analysis and mode of collaboration, dismantling problems, battery availability, purity problems and other related facets. The session paved the way for a long collaboration between NML and the companies and institutions present.
The event concluded with the signing of agreements with two start-ups, Remap Technologies and Star Exports, which will soon be technology licensees from CSIR-NML for recycling lithium batteries. The farewell session ended with a vote of thanks offered by Dr Abhilash.