Governor Katie Hobbs Visits Li-Cycle’s Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility in Arizona

July 6, 2023

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TORONTO -Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. (NYSE: LICY) (“Li-Cycle” or the “Company”), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery and the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, was honoured to host Katie Hobbs, the Governor of Arizona, at the Company’s lithium-ion battery recycling facility located in Gilbert, Arizona.

During the visit, the Governor was joined by Tim Johnston, Li-Cycle’s co-founder and Executive Chair, for a tour of Li-Cycle’s Spoke facility, which leverages innovative technology to recycle lithium-ion battery materials. The Company’s proprietary submerged shredding recycling process has the capability to process full electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage battery packs without any manual disassembly or discharging, and can recycle all types of lithium-ion battery materials regardless of chemistry or form factor.

Li-Cycle’s Arizona Spoke facility, which can recycle up to of 18,0001 tonnes of lithium-ion battery material per year, is expected to play a key role in building a clean energy future in the U.S. and support the continued growth of the expanding lithium-ion battery supply chain in the state. During the visit and tour, the leaders exchanged views on the importance of safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly battery recycling and the clean tech industry in Arizona.

"Li-Cycle's lithium-ion battery recycling is critical to powering our future economy, and their Gilbert facility is a large part of our blossoming clean tech and manufacturing ecosystem in the East Valley,” said Governor Katie Hobbs. “This company is yet another example of how Arizona is a leader in green manufacturing, and is building a robust clean energy economy.”

“We were delighted to have the opportunity to host Governor Hobbs at our Spoke facility in Gilbert, Arizona and showcase our safe, sustainable and innovative technology for recycling lithium-ion battery material,” said Tim Johnston, co-founder and Executive Chair of Li-Cycle. “Li-Cycle continues to play a key role in driving the growth of a more sustainable battery ecosystem and EV supply chain in Arizona and across the U.S. We are excited to continue working closely with the local community to build a cleaner, domestic supply chain of key battery-grade materials to support the transition to electrification.”

About Li-Cycle Holdings Corp.

Li-Cycle (NYSE: LICY) is a leading global lithium-ion battery resource recovery company and North America’s largest pure-play lithium-ion battery recycler, with a rapidly growing presence across Europe. The Company leverages its innovative, sustainable and patented Spoke & Hub Technologies to provide a safe, scalable, customer-centric solution to recycle all different types of lithium-ion batteries. Established in 2016, and with major customers and partners around the world, Li-Cycle recovers critical battery-grade materials to create a domestic closed-loop battery supply chain for a clean energy future. For more information, visit

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