Mining and recycling strategic battery metals

By IM Staff
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...

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