Tesla’s co-founder is pioneering a circular system for electric vehicle batteries

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

One reason I’ve been thinking about this issue is because of our excellent event Circularity, which the GreenBiz team put on last week. Speakers across the three days emphasized the crucial nature of developing products and systems that reduce or even eliminate waste, leading to more profits and less pollution for the planet. Lithium-ion batteries are clearly a candidate for such innovative circular thinking. 

Another reason battery reuse and recycling is coming to light this week is because of the emergence of Redwood Materials, a startup founded by former Tesla chief technology officer JB Straubel.

The company, featured in a lengthy Wall Street Journal article over the weekend, has a plan to take scrap metal from EV battery production and use that for the raw materials of other EV batteries.

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