Redwood Supplies just lately acquired a $2 billion conditional dedication from The US Division of Power (DOE). The billion-dollar mortgage will assist the growth of Redwood Supplies’ McCarran website in Nevada.
Redwood Supplies plans to determine a recycling manufacturing facility on the McCarran website, situated roughly 24 miles east of Sparks, Nevada, within the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Heart. The recycling manufacturing facility will reprocess lithium-ion battery supplies and scrap copper wire into metallic commodities.
As soon as accomplished, the McCarran site could be instrumental to america EV battery provide chain. It could be the primary home facility to supply recycling for end-of-life batteries and manufacturing scrap. The ability would additionally assist the manufacturing of anode copper foil and cathode supplies in a completely closed loop.
The DOE’s $2 billion loan to Redwood Materials is a step in the direction of the Biden Administration’s objective to ramp up electrical car manufacturing in america. The Administration desires zero-emission autos to make up 50% of all new vehicles offered within the home market by 2030.
Redwood Supplies would additionally assist obtain the Adminstration’s objective by way of its anode copper foil and cathode energetic materials output—each important to lithium-ion battery manufacturing. The corporate is predicted to provide sufficient anode copper foil and cathode energetic materials to assist 1 million EV manufacturing yearly.
Redwood Supplies plans to make use of new and recycled supplies made from lithium, nickel, and cobalt to provide 36,000 metric tons of ultra-thin battery-grade copper foil and 100,000 metric tons of energetic cathode supplies per 12 months. The corporate already has a cope with Panasonic to recycle Tesla Giga Nevada’s scrap.
Tesla introduced plans to broaden Giga Nevada just lately, rising battery manufacturing traces on the website—particularly for 4680 battery cells. So Redwood Supplies could have far more scrap to recycle from Tesla Giga Nevada within the subsequent few years. It additionally inked offers with just a few different automotive corporations and even Amazon to recycle lithium-ion batteries and different e-waste supplies.