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Rare metal miners dig into used batteries for lithium and cobalt

Recycled resources to fill shortages in an electric car future

JX Nippon Mining & Metal's production site in Fukui Prefecture accommodates a test recycling plant for rechargeable li-ion batteries.

TOKYO -- As the era of the electric vehicle dawns, global resource players are working to establish networks and technologies for collecting and recycling valuable materials used in rechargeable batteries.

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