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RecycleKaro Investment in Nickel Metal Plant

RecycleKaro, a prominent player in sustainable, lithium-ion battery recycling, announces its ambitious plans to establish a Nickel Metal Plant with a substantial investment of 100 crores in Maharashtra. This venture underscores RecycleKaro’s commitment to completing the value chain of a circular economy and meeting the surging demand for lithium-ion batteries in India’s electric vehicle market. It also aims to contribute to India’s self-reliance (Atmanirbhar) by addressing the low global inventory of nickel and reducing dependence on China’s dominance in the sector.

Nickel for Lithium-ion Batteries

The lithium-ion battery industry, although not currently a significant consumer of nickel, is expected to witness a remarkable increase in demand for nickel for lithium-ion batteries, up to ten times by 2030. The surge in electric vehicle adoption is poised to drive a substantial uptick in nickel demand, projected to rise by over 60% by 2040. By pioneering this nickel production plant, RecycleKaro aims to strengthen India’s position within the global lithium-ion value chain.

Capacity of Plant 

The factory spread across 17 acres, will incorporate a plant capable of producing Nickel Metal from Scrap lithium-ion Batteries and Nickel Hydroxide. This innovative technology extracts metals from a black mass of scrap lithium-ion batteries and nickel hydroxide through an indigenous temperature-controlled, chemical leaching process, resulting in a nickel metal compound of higher purity. The plant is expected to produce 1200 tonnes of nickel metal annually, with 30 percent of the production allocated for use in FY 2023-24. RecycleKaro plans to commence production by the end of the calendar year, aiming for an output capacity of up to 1200 tonnes of nickel metal each year. India’s demand for Nickel approx. 45 KTPA, is entirely met through imports.

Words by the Management 

Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Founder and Director of RecycleKaro

Mr. Rajesh Gupta, Founder and Director of RecycleKaro, commented, “Establishing a state-of-the-art Nickel metal plant marks a significant milestone not only for our organization but for the entire electric vehicle (EV) industry. As we stand at the crossroads of a sustainable future, the demand for EVs is poised to surge, and with it, the need for crucial components like Nickel metal for lithium-ion batteries. This Nickel plant isn’t just an investment; it’s a testament to our dedication to shaping an eco-conscious tomorrow.”


RecyclesKaro’s Vision and Mission 

By establishing the Nickel Metal Plant, RecycleKaro will create numerous employment opportunities, in line with the new unit volumes defined. These opportunities will extend to the main plant, back-office operations, and more. The company’s vision aligns with India’s “Make in India” initiative, as it aims to generate employment and foster a robust EV ecosystem.

With a visionary approach and a relentless pursuit of excellence, RecycleKaro has achieved significant milestones that are set to redefine the recycling industry. The company has very recently successfully embarked on a journey to extract valuable metals from scrap automobile catalysts.

About RecycleKaro

RecycleKaro is a renowned e-waste management and lithium-ion battery recycling company. The company is at the forefront of lithium extraction from scrap batteries and utilizes innovative and environmentally responsible methods to extract valuable metals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and more from batteries. These critical elements are essential components of lithium-ion batteries, which power a wide range of applications, from electric vehicles to renewable energy storage systems.

A distinctive achievement is RecycleKaro’s ability to recover over 90% of critical elements from energy storage systems, backed by its Zero Waste Discharge plant, showcasing an unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. The company’s mission centers around decreasing the carbon footprint, securing the future, and fostering sustainable economic growth. With a 13-year focus on research, development, and innovation, RecycleKaro has developed the technology and infrastructure to recycle 675 MWh and reuse 608 MWh of battery capacity annually, targeting a reduction of 350 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2026.

The company collaborates globally with battery manufacturers, automakers, and renewable energy firms, with a client roster including Bajaj Auto, Ather Energy, HeroMotoCorp, and Tata Motors. Alongside lithium-ion battery recycling, RecycleKaro boasts 13+ years of e-waste recycling expertise, extracting precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. With 1350+ completed projects and 1200+ collection touchpoints, RecycleKaro emerges as a reliable and efficient industry supplier.

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