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UK Positioned for Global Dominance in Battery Recycling: Key Findings from Innovate UK Report

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The UK aims to lead in global battery recycling by fostering collaboration among industry, academia, and government, according to an Innovate UK report. The "2035 UK Battery Recycling Industry Vision" stresses sustainable processes, safe battery discharge, and a skilled workforce to secure vital materials like cobalt and lithium. Creating a strong battery recycling system would boost mineral security, attract battery manufacturers, and aid net-zero goals. Urgency is stressed due to rising battery demand from electric vehicles. Standardizing battery designs is recommended for simpler, automated end-of-life procedures. Safe industry practices are vital to reduce battery transport costs and risks. Strong infrastructure is key to supporting growth and preventing harmful waste shipping. Refer to the "2035 UK Battery Recycling Industry Vision" for details.


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