The end of the year 2020 saw ERASTEEL RECYCLING re-launch recycling of alkaline batteries and NiMH batteries. After a few months of work to improve the process, the Erasteel Commentry site conducted battery recycling test campaigns.
These campaigns allowed us to further fine-tune equipment and to validate all the improvements made by our experts. Excellent results have been obtained in terms of the effectiveness of the recycling process, with more than 70% of all battery materials being recovered. This is much higher than those achieved by other traditional recycling processes (less than 60%)!
On the strength of these promising results, Erasteel intends to continue to ramp-up operations, with new campaigns of industrial production scheduled throughout 2021.
Thanks to its unique pyrometallurgical process for battery recycling, Erasteel is able to recover 3 materials simultaneously: ferronickel, zinc oxide and manganese slag. Erasteel is the only company in the world capable of providing recycled ferronickel!
But Erasteel’s recycling operations extend beyond batteries. Erasteel is also actively involved in the recycling of other materials such as catalysts from oil refineries and co-products from the metallurgy (oxides, scales, etc.) and chemical industries (metal hydroxides).
Thus, behind this expansion of its recycling operations lies Erasteel’s vision of becoming a European leader in the recycling of strategic metals (nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium).
You too can join us in promoting the recycling of scarce metals, thus helping to protect these scarce resources!
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