Li-Cycle to build $175 million lithium-ion battery recycling hub in Monroe County

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Lithium-ion battery resource recovery firm Li-Cycle will invest over $175 million in a lithium-ion battery recycling ‘Hub’ on a 15.4-acre parcel of land at Eastman Business Park.

This is in addition to its Li-Cycle’s first US ‘Spoke’ operation already located at the park in Monroe County. The company has committed to creating at least 100 new jobs at the Hub.

Earlier this year, Empire State Development announced that Li-Cycle would establish its first US-based facility in New York State in an effort to tap into the robust lithium-ion battery supply chain and ecosystem in Rochester, New York and the U.S.

Li-Cycle plans to begin construction on the Hub facility in 2021.

Rochester’s Li-Cycle Spoke, due to open this Fall, will be capable of shredding up to 5,000 t/yr of spent lithium-ion batteries. Ultimately, the Hub operation in Rochester will receive battery materials from the Rochester Spoke and similar operations across the U.S., and process them further for use as raw materials in future manufacturing, including for new batteries.

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