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Metso Outotec to provide solvent extraction technology for Li-Cycle’s battery recycling plant in New York

By Mary Page Bailey |

Metso Outotec Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) has signed an agreement with Li-Cycle North America Hub Inc. for the supply of manganese, cobalt, and nickel solvent extraction technology for a battery recycling plant to be built in Rochester, New York, United States. The contract value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in the Metals Q4/2021 orders received.

The Metso Outotec delivery includes three modular VSF X solvent extraction plants and related Dual Media Filters, and basic engineering.

“We are looking forward to working with Li-Cycle on this battery recycling project. The energy-efficient, modular VSF X solvent extraction plant, which is part of our Planet Positive product range, reduces emissions and is safe to operate. The Li-Cycle project will be an important new reference for Metso Outotec in the battery recycling business,” says Jari Ålgars, President of the Metals business area at Metso Outotec.

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