Partnering with U.S.-based Ascend Elements and e-waste recycling subsidiary TES, South Korea’s SK ecoplant is preparing to launch a lithium-ion battery hub in Hopkinsville, Ky.
SK ecoplant is opening a $65 million lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Hopkinsville which will span 100,000 square feet with the goal of disassembling and shredding EV batteries. The high-end technology will target shredding roughly 56,000 EV batteries per year.
Construction for the facility will begin in November 2023 and aims to be completed by January 2025.
With the growing need for EV batteries comes a need for plants that can manage processing crap and end-of-life batteries.