Taiwan is taking a significant step towards achieving a circular economy with the establishment of its first recycling plant for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in Taoyuan.
UWin Resource Regeneration’s facility focuses on recycling LIBs, including those used in electric vehicles and various portable devices. The rising volume of discarded batteries in Taiwan has necessitated sustainable recycling solutions to avoid environmental pollution.
UWin’s green-chemistry technique offers a safer and more efficient discharging process, while hydrometallurgy extracts valuable metals without toxic effluent.
The plant aims to produce high-purity lithium carbonate for the local LIB supply chain, contributing to the country’s environmental goals and reducing CO2 emissions associated with battery manufacturing.