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Lithium can now be recycled

Lithium from Norwegian electric car batteries isn't recycled that often. Instead, it ends up as waste when other metals it's mixed with are recycled. But this may change.  This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three pioneers in the development of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are now found everywhere and are a vital component of today's electric cars. But lithium is also quite rare, and is usually present only in small concentrations where it is found in the Earth's crust. Yet recycling has been only minimally profitable. In fact, EV owners have had to pay to recycle their car batteries. Now a research group at NTNU wants to collaborate with Norwegian industry to do something about that.  Read more......

 

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