Mining and recycling strategic battery metals
Published: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
As part of a strategy to diversify its activities, the Germany-based international plant builder and engineering business SMS group is applying its technological expertise to processing ores and the means to recycle lithium batteries. Chief technology officer Hans Ferkel and senior vice president for strategic project development Herbert Weissenbaeck discuss the group’s plans and progress with Richard Barrett
Of all the battery metals to have emerged as a key component
of the energy storage vital for modern-day life, lithium is
probably the best known in the public mind in view of its
widespread use in rechargeable phones, power tools, electric
vehicles (EVs) and a wide range of other...