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Glencore to prepare a new pilot battery recycling plant

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Glencore is looking to build a plant outside of Italy and it will primarily function as a pilot project to recycle electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Glencore told Reuters that the decision to relocate the testing and demonstration plant away from Portovesme in Sardinia would allow for faster commissioning of the project.

Glencore revealed in May that it has plans to build a recycling hub with Canada’s Li-Cycle in Portovesme to produce lithium and other materials from the shredded material extracted from used car batteries.

Both of these companies are working on the testing and demo process of this project that can’t be done in Sardinia following the government’s refusal to fast forward the environmental impact assessment.