The use of recycled metals for the production of new materials for the manufacture of batteries reduces the impact of CO2 emissions and the impact on the scarce resources of some minerals such as Lithium. This strategy fits directly into one of Savener’s main objectives in the search for solutions. To this end, it will define in detail an innovative mineral extraction process with the aim of using recycled metals for the production of new batteries and other applications.
Savener thus joins the small group of global engineering companies specialising in advanced technologies to implement sustainable solutions within the so-called green transition of the metallurgical industry, providing expertise in hydrometallurgy and specific process technologies for each project.
As an engineering company, Savener has defined and optimised the hydrometallurgical recycling process up to the completion and delivery of the PRE-FEED for a battery recycling plant by taking advantage of the licensing technologist’s novel process for lithium recovery and production, which includes lithium extraction with solvents and lithium electrolysis. We have developed the complete process to move from the laboratory to the industrialisation of this technology.
Savener’s technical team mainly developed the process engineering, instrumentation and control of the licensor’s own technologies in lithium recovery and production.
Combining Savener’s extensive engineering experience in the industrial recycling process sector and the licensor’s technology in minerals and advanced materials, a giant step has been taken to increase the necessary capabilities of the industry to redirect resource flows in the supply chain in the manufacture of Lithium Batteries, thus supporting the global strategies of decarbonisation and a new circular economy.
Savener engages in a flexible business model that develops energy transition and circular economy engineering services in collaboration with various partners, manufacturers of cleaner and more valuable end products, energy storage producers, vehicle and aircraft manufacturers and waste aggregators. In this particular case we want to close the loop and realise a circular economy for lithium-ion batteries for the benefit of our planet and future challenges.
Given the revolutionary nature of the solution developed and the international geopolitical interests involved, the confidentiality requirements are very high and we cannot provide further details at this stage. However, we are proud of such a disruptive development, of the capabilities demonstrated by our technical team and of such a promising result, and we could not let this news go any longer without sharing it with you.