”All of those materials we put into a battery and into an EV don’t go anywhere. They’re all still there.”
Redwood Materials utvecklar metoder och verktyg för att återvinna litiumjonbatterier och skapa ett kretslopp för mineraler och råmaterial i batterisamhället.
Redwood is creating a closed-loop, domestic supply chain for lithium-ion batteries across collection, refurbishment, recycling, refining, and remanufacturing of sustainable battery materials.Redwood Materials: Recycling, refining, and remanufacturing battery materials for a clean energy future.
extract valuable metals such as cobalt, lithium, and nickel from used batteries and produce cathodes and anodes for new onesMIT Technology Review: This is where Tesla’s former CTO thinks battery recycling is headed
“But something that isn’t intuitive is just what a high level of reusability the metals inside of a battery have. All of those materials we put into a battery and into an EV don’t go anywhere. They’re all still there. They don’t get degraded, they don’t get compromised. 99% of those metals (emphasis added), or perhaps more, can be reused again and again and again. Literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of times.”CleanTechnica: JB Straubel On Redwood Materials — Electrify Everything, Recycle Endlessly
“So when we’re designing this circular system, we need to think about all the different technologies, and they have pros and cons. Some are more challenging in different ways. Obviously, iron phosphate has a lower total commodity metal value, but it’s certainly not zero. There’s a great opportunity to recycle lithium and copper from those. So I think each one has its own set of characteristics that we have to manage.CleanTechnica: JB Straubel On Redwood Materials — Electrify Everything, Recycle Endlessly
Vad har det för betydelse
I don’t believe we’re appropriately internalizing how bad climate change is going to be (emphasis added). So I guess I have this anxiety and fear that it’s going to get a whole lot worse than I think most people are expecting.
And the scale of all this is so big that even when we’re running flat out as fast as we can, with all that urgency that you felt and hopefully more, it’ll still take us decades.
In the final analysis, it won’t be battery recycling that saves the human race. It will be conquering the fear and ignorance that lead to exacerbating the climate crisis.CleanTechnica: JB Straubel On Redwood Materials — Electrify Everything, Recycle Endlessly