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In its annual “10 Breakthrough Technologies” report, MIT Review spotlights a new method for recycling batteries. This technique dissolves the metals more effectively so they can be separated from the cell waste. Using this method, recycling facilities can recover almost all the cobalt and nickel, and over 80% of the lithium, from used cells and cell manufacturing waste. The aluminium, copper and graphite are also often recoverable using this process.


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