EPA is funding a $5.5 million competition to promote innovation in lithium ion battery collection and reuse. There’s a webinar on April 10 that anyone can register to attend and learn more.
The Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize focuses on identifying innovative solutions for collecting, sorting, storing, and transporting spent and discarded lithium-ion batteries — from electric vehicle (EV), consumer electronics, industrial, and stationary applications — for eventual recycling and materials recovery.
The Battery Recycling Prize is a $5.5-million phased prize competition designed to incentivize American entrepreneurs to develop and demonstrate processes that, when scaled, have the potential to profitably capture 90% of all discarded or spent lithium-based batteries in the United States for eventual recovery of key materials for re-introduction into the U.S. supply chain.
If the word is passed around enough, it might actually reach an entrepreneur in our area interested and capable of implementing one of the competition phases.
More information on this page: https://americanmadechallenges.org/batteryrecycling/