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Nissan to target U.S. and Europe for new battery recycling capacity by 2025

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January 10, 2022
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Nissan recently announced plans to build new Li-ion battery recycling facilities in Europe and the U.S. by 2025. This will be its first recycling plants outside Japan since building recycling facilities via 4R Energy Corp., a joint venture with Sumitomo Corp., in its domestic market. The Japanese automaker plans to perform recycling in-house to recirculate critical materials (Li, Ni, Co, Mn) into its battery production, reducing production costs. Europe and the U.S. are increasing battery recycling efforts due to growing electric vehicle adoption as well as to China's continued ban on importing battery "black mass." This news has players across the value chain scouting for partnerships or in-house recycling efforts (see the report).

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