Japan to recycle Li batteries

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 03 September 2009

Nippon Mining to start up first pilot plant extracting lithium from used batteries

Nippon Mining & Metals Co., Ltd. (NMM) plans to start up a commercial scale plant to extract metals from used lithium-ion batteries by 2011.

The Japanese company is opening a pilot plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, to develop the process, which extracts of value-bearing metals such as cobalt, nickel, lithium...

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