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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)

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.

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