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Altilium and Nissan unite to ‘revolutionise’ electric vehicle battery production

A firm looking to build the “UK’s largest” electric vehicle battery recycling plant on Teesside is working with a North East carmaker to drive forward greener motoring plans.

Altilium is partnering with Nissan to improve power pack sustainability.

Bosses say the partnership – part of a £30 million Advanced Propulsion Centre project – will use “advanced recycling technologies” to reduce new batteries’ carbon footprint and raw material imports.

The collaboration comes just days after Altilium – which is understood to be finalising plans for a Teesside factory capable of turning battery waste from more than 150,000 electric vehicles into a key component for new power packs every year – secured more than £7 million support.

Its Nissan partnership also includes AESC, which is building a 1000-job vehicle battery factory on Wearside, with officials hailing its potential to create a “closed-loop” model for battery materials that will include processing waste from spent Sunderland-made Nissan Leaf batteries into new materials for battery testing.

Dr Christian Marston, Altilium co-founder and chief operating officer, said: “This marks a significant milestone in our mission to create a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle batteries.

“Together, we are leveraging our strengths and resources to revolutionise how we manage and repurpose batteries, ensuring the UK has a domestic and sustainable source of battery materials for low-carbon transportation.”

March 6, 2024

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