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Cirba Solutions Announces Over USD300 Million Investment in New EV Battery Recycling Facility.

The new flagship facility of Cirba Solutions in South Carolina will expand battery materials processing and create hundreds of jobs in local communities.

Cirba Solutions, a leading battery materials and management company, has announced a major investment in a new flagship facility in South Carolina. The facility, which will specialize in lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling, will receive a phase I investment of more than $300 million.

This significant investment is part of the company’s plan to expand its infrastructure to meet the growing demand for critical materials required for EV batteries. In total, Cirba Solutions plans to invest over $1 billion in the next five years to create a sustainable closed-loop battery supply chain.

Cirba Solutions has been a leader in battery recycling and management for over 30 years. The company’s comprehensive approach to end-of-life batteries and gigafactory scrap has made it a trusted partner for companies looking to create a sustainable battery supply chain.

Cirba Solutions is set to open its eighth operational facility in North America, with its fourth strategically located in the “Battery Belt” of the U.S. This area, which spans from Michigan to Georgia, has seen the announcement of over 15 new lithium-ion battery gigafactories or expansions since 2021.

The new flagship facility, which is industry-leading, will focus on processing end-of-life hybrid and electric vehicle batteries, gigafactory scrap, and end-of-life consumer batteries to extract critical materials such as nickel, cobalt, and lithium. These materials will support the domestic lithium-ion battery supply chain, providing enough premium recycled, battery-grade materials to power over 500,000 EV batteries annually.

The over 200-acre battery materials campus will create more than 300 jobs and be located near Columbia, South Carolina in Richland County. Groundbreaking will take place this year, with operations expected to begin in late 2024.

Cirba Solutions’ new South Carolina campus is an addition to the company’s existing Lancaster, Ohio, and Trail, British Columbia facilities, which have been processing batteries for several decades. With this expanding footprint, the company is creating hundreds of new jobs in local communities, expanding the battery and sustainability sectors, and providing critical materials for electric vehicle manufacturing.

The State of South Carolina and Richland County have been tremendous partners in supporting Cirba Solutions’ strategy to build a sustainable battery materials supply chain,” said David Klanecky, President and CEO of Cirba Solutions. “We are proud to bring this battery materials mega-site to Richland County, which will create generational jobs in the state and support an amazing community. Additionally, it shows our commitment to provide sustainably sourced and domestic battery-grade raw materials for cathode production in North America.

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