Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Commodities Milestone reached in the recycle of cobalt from spent EV batteries Japan's Sumitomo Metal discovers way to conserve rare metal Sumitomo Metal's test facilities for harvesting carbon materials from used electric-car batteries. (courtesy of Sumitomo Metal Mining)
TAISUKE SUZUKI, Nikkei staff writer March 28, 2019 06:49 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japan's
Sumitomo Metal Mining has developed a method to recycle cobalt from spent electric car batteries, allowing conservation of a relatively scarce metal, Nikkei has learned.
The company has set up a test plant in Ehime Prefecture to melt down used batteries under controlled conditions to extract cobalt in a form that lets them be quickly reused as battery parts.
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