Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market, By Component (Active Material, Non-Active Material), Chemistry (Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt (Li-NMC), Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LCO), Lithium-Manganese Oxide (LMO), Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP), Lithium-Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (NCA), Lithium-Titanate Oxide (LTO)), Recycling Process (Hydrometallurgical Process, Pyrometallurgy Process, Physical/ Mechanical Process) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Analysis and Size
Lithium-ion battery recycling refers to the industry involved in collecting, processing, and reusing end-of-life or spent lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are widely used in various applications, including consumer electronics, electric vehicles, renewable energy storage systems, and more. As these batteries reach their end of life or become obsolete, it is crucial to properly handle their disposal to minimize environmental impact and recover valuable materials for reuse.
Increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries, environmental regulations, and sustainability initiatives, growing concerns over resource scarcity, economic incentives and business opportunities, advancements in recycling technologies, growing government funding, corporate social responsibility, and a growing electric vehicle market are the factors that will expand the lithium-ion battery recycling market. Expansion of recycling infrastructure and increasing collaboration and partnerships among market players will provide beneficial opportunities for the lithium-ion battery recycling market in the forecast period of 2023-2030.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global lithium-ion battery recycling market, which was USD 4,781 million in 2022, would rocket up to USD 21,184 million by 2030 and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 20.45% during the forecast period. “Active material” dominates the component segment of the market due to its critical role and high value in the battery composition. Active materials are the key components responsible for storing and releasing energy in lithium-ion batteries.
They typically consist of cathode and anode materials essential for the battery's overall performance. The dominance of active materials in the component segment of the lithium-ion battery recycling market can be attributed to their significant economic and environmental value. By efficiently recovering and recycling active materials, the industry can reduce dependence on the extraction of virgin resources, mitigate environmental impacts, and contribute to a more sustainable circular economy for lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, recycling active materials helps address concerns related to resource scarcity, supply chain security, and the proper disposal of hazardous battery waste.
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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Scope and Segmentation
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable 2015-2020)
Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD
Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market, By Component (Active Material, Non-Active Material), Chemistry (Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt (Li-NMC), Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LCO), Lithium-Manganese Oxide (LMO), Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP), Lithium-Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (NCA), Lithium-Titanate Oxide (LTO)), Recycling Process (Hydrometallurgical Process, Pyrometallurgy Process, Physical/ Mechanical Process)
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, rest of South America, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of the Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Umicore N.V. (Belgium), Retriev Technologies Inc. (U.S.), Li-Cycle Corp. (Canada), American Manganese Inc. (Canada), GEM Co., Ltd. (China), Recupyl S.A.S. (France), Raw Materials Company Inc. (Canada), Neometals Ltd. (Australia), Accurec Recycling GmbH (Germany), Glencore International AG (Switzerland), G&P Batteries (U.K.), Battery Recycling Made Easy (U.S.), Brunp Recycling (China), LITHION Recycling Inc. (Canada), and Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd. (U.K.) among others
The industry segment focuses on the collection, processing, and reuse of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries. It encompasses the activities and services involved in extracting valuable materials from spent batteries, such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, and other metals, and preparing them for reuse in producing new batteries or other applications. This market involves stakeholders, including battery manufacturers, recycling companies, technology providers, regulatory bodies, and end-users. The primary goal of the global lithium-ion battery recycling market is to reduce the environmental impact of battery disposal, conserve valuable resources, and promote a sustainable approach to battery management.
Key activities in this market include battery collection and sorting, dismantling, and shredding, recovery of valuable materials through various recycling techniques (such as hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes), refining and purification of recovered materials, and their subsequent sale or reuse in battery manufacturing or other industries. The global lithium-ion battery recycling market is driven by factors such as the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, the need for efficient waste management and resource conservation, and regulatory initiatives promoting sustainable practices. The market offers opportunities for technology advancements, collaborations, and partnerships among industry participants to develop innovative recycling methods, establish comprehensive recycling networks, and meet the growing demand for recycled battery materials.
Overall, the market plays a crucial role in addressing the challenges associated with the disposal of end-of-life batteries and contributes to developing a circular economy by enabling the recovery and reuse of valuable battery materials.
Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Dynamics
- Rising resource conservation and material recovery
Lithium-ion battery recycling enables the recovery of valuable materials like lithium metals. As this material is finite and expensive to extract from primary sources, recycling becomes an attractive solution to conserve resources and reduce dependence on mining. The economic value of this recovered material acts as a driving factor for the global lithium-ion battery recycling market.
- Increasing public awareness and environmental consciousness
Growing public awareness about the environmental impact of improper battery disposal is driving the demand for lithium-ion battery recycling. Consumers and businesses are increasingly conscious of their ecological footprint and seek sustainable solutions. Education and awareness campaigns can further drive the importance of Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and increase participation.
- Increase in technological advancement
Continuous advancements in lithium-ion battery recycling technologies and processes are driving the market's growth. Improvements in recycling efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the ability to handle diverse battery chemistries enhance the viability of lithium-ion battery recycling operations. Technological innovations attract investments and drive the market forward.
- Increasing adoption of electric vehicles
The rising popularity of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries in the automotive sector create a significant need for battery recycling. As the number of EVs on the road continues to increase, the volume of end-of-life batteries requiring recycling also grows, creating the demand for recycling services and technologies.
- Lack of Adequate Recycling Infrastructure
One of the significant challenges for the lithium-ion battery recycling market is the insufficient infrastructure for collecting, sorting, and processing end-of-life batteries. The limited number of recycling facilities and the lack of standardized processes and regulations in some regions pose a significant barrier to efficient and widespread battery recycling.
- Complex and Costly Recycling Processes
Lithium-ion battery recycling involves complex and sophisticated processes to recover valuable materials and ensure the safe disposal of hazardous components. These processes can be costly and require specialized equipment and technologies. The high capital investment and operational costs associated with battery recycling can impede the market's growth, especially for small-scale recycling operations.
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- In March 2023, Umicore introduced Battery Recycling Solutions, a new business unit catering to the burgeoning market demand. This strategic move aims to capitalize on the industry's rapid growth and establish Umicore as a prominent player in the sector. As part of its expansion plans, Umicore is undertaking a substantial scale-up of its recycling capacity. By 2026, the company plans to establish a state-of-the-art battery recycling plant in Europe with a capacity of 150,000 tonnes. This ambitious project will enable Umicore to meet the increasing recycling requirements of lithium-ion batteries and strengthen its position in the market
- In March 2022, Retriev Technologies acquired Battery Solutions, creating the largest comprehensive battery management solution in North America. This merger combines their expertise and infrastructure, offering a recycling solution for industry and consumers, enabling a "circular supply chain" opportunity. The integration combines their complementary services, including end-of-life battery management, logistics, sorting, and processing capabilities, positioning them as the only player in the industry with the capability to handle every type of battery across its entire life cycle. With a strategic national footprint and a focus on contributing to the circular economy, this acquisition strengthens its position in the market. It addresses the growing need for sustainable battery management solutions.
Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Scope
The global lithium-ion battery recycling market is segmented on the basis of component, chemistry, and recycling process. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Active Material
- Non-Active Material
- Lithium-Nickel Manganese Cobalt (Li-NMC)
- Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LCO)
- Lithium-Manganese Oxide (LMO)
- Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LFP)
- Lithium-Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (NCA)
- Lithium-Titanate Oxide (LTO)
- Hydrometallurgical Process
- Pyrometallurgy Process
- Physical/ Mechanical Process
The Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Country Analysis/Insights
The global lithium-ion battery recycling market is analyzed and market size insights and trends are provided by country, component, chemistry, and recycling process, as referenced above.
The countries covered in the global lithium-ion battery recycling market are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, rest of South America, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, rest of the Middle East and Africa.
The Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the market because the region is a significant producer of lithium-ion batteries. China, Japan, and South Korea are all major producers of lithium-ion batteries, generating a significant amount of waste from these batteries.
Europe is the fastest-growing region in the global lithium-ion battery recycling market due to the rapid growth of the automotive industry, which is leading to an increased demand for lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, the growing popularity of Electric Vehicles (EVs), which uses lithium-ion batteries, and the increasing environmental awareness in the region, which is leading to a greater focus on recycling, are the factors that are boosting the growth of the lithium-ion battery recycling market in the Europe region.
The region section of the report also provides individual market-impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, and Porter’s five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and the challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the region data.
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Competitive Landscape and Global Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Share Analysis
The global lithium-ion battery recycling market competitive landscape provides details of competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.
Some of the major players operating in the global lithium-ion battery recycling market are:
- Umicore N.V. (Belgium)
- Retriev Technologies Inc. (U.S.)
- Li-Cycle Corp. (Canada)
- American Manganese Inc. (Canada)
- GEM Co., Ltd. (China)
- Recupyl S.A.S. (France)
- Raw Materials Company Inc. (Canada)
- Neometals Ltd. (Australia)
- Accurec Recycling GmbH (Germany)
- Glencore International AG (Switzerland)
- G&P Batteries (U.K.)
- Battery Recycling Made Easy (U.S.)
- Brunp Recycling (China)
- LITHION Recycling Inc. (Canada)
- Eco-Bat Technologies Ltd. (U.K.)