With No Canary’s Battery-to-Black Mass Recycling, more materials can be recovered with lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, graphite, aluminum, the organic carbonates and manganese than in older process variants for recycling lithium-ion batteries.
In particular, the efficient recovery of lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite guarantees decisively increased revenues compared to competitive technologies. In addition, energy and costs are saved by not having to carry out thermal deactivation. Inerting by using vacuum crushing saves nitrogen and thus energy.
This example calculation shows the variable costs and revenues of lithium-ion battery recycling with the No Canary Battery-to-Black Mass process using conservative assumptions.
Depreciation Recycling Line Battery-to-Black Mass
1 t/h – 5.000 t/a
Depreciation [€/t Bat]
Variable Costs (No Canary technology incl. discharging + dismantling)
Disposal plastics and electrolyte [€/t Bat]
Blue Collar labour costs (mainly from discharging and dismantling) [€/t Bat]
Operating supplies [€/t Bat]
Nitrogen [€/t Bat]
Electricity [€/t Bat]
Shredder knives [€/t Bat]
Revenues (conservative estimate for for NMC 8:1:1 batteries)
Gate fee (high Ni, Co) [€/t Bat]
Black Mass [€/t Bat]
Manual dismantling [€/t Bat]
Heavy Parts [€/t Bat]
Metal Foil [€/t Bat]
Revenues [€/t Bat]
Variable Costs [€/t Bat]
Contribution margin [€/t Bat]