Episode 4: Inside Li-Cycle's Rochester, NY Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility

Stefanie Valentic, Editorial Director

February 4, 2021

In this special episode of Stef Talks Trash, Li-Cycle Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Tim Johnston gives viewers an inside look at the company's new commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility.

Spoke 2, located at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY, is North America's largest capacity facility of its kind. The facility, which became fully functional in December 2020, produces "black mass," a mixed battery material product that can be used to produce battery grade materials from recycled sources.

This is the Mississauga, Ontario-based company's second such Spoke facility, the other of which is located in Kingston, Ontario. With the addition of Spoke 2, Li-Cycle can now process up to 10,000 tonnes/year. Future plans include the construction of the Hub, a facility that will process the black mass into critical, battery-grade materials from recycled sources.

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About the Author(s)

Stefanie Valentic

Editorial Director, Waste360

Stefanie Valentic is the editorial director of Waste360. She can be reached at [email protected].


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