ACE to build the largest battery recycling plant in North America in Texas

The Lone Star State is gaining another massive facility. ACE Green Recycling has announced plans to build and operate what will become North America’s largest emissions-free and sustainable battery recycling plant. While a specific location hasn’t yet been revealed, the company shared in a statement that the operations will take place somewhere in Texas

“Texas sits at the heart of the world’s global energy revolution with key access to an abundant pool of top engineering and technical talent. ACE’s new facility aims to be part of that revolution and build a greener, more sustainable future for America,” said Nishchay Chadha, ACE’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer in a statement

The 400,000-square-foot facility will recycle both lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries found in automobiles, power storage, mobile phones, and laptops. While some battery recycling methods rely on fossil fuel-heavy smelting, recycling operations at ACE are entirely electric, reducing carbon emissions to zero. The company is also exploring solar energy for other plant activities. 

Because of the lack of large-scale recycling plants in the U.S, the country relies on importing and exporting battery scraps and new battery materials. The plant intends to reduce dependence on foreign suppliers. 

Development of the facility will take place gradually. The expected start to phase one of operations will begin in the third quarter of 2023, leading with the recycling of lead-acid batteries. When operating at full capacity, ACE says the complex will process and recycle up to 100,000 metric tons of used lead-acid batteries and 20,000 metric tons of used lithium-ion batteries annually by 2025. 

At full productivity, the facility intends to rid landfills of more than 10 million pounds of hazardous waste, and recycle more than 15 million pounds of plastic annually. The recycling park will generate 100 Texas jobs. 

ACE Green Recycling is an American technology company with extended operations across the globe in Southeast Asia and India.

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