Ajay Kochhar, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle, one of North America’s largest lithium-ion battery resource recycling companies, is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.
Li-Cycle utilizes a breakthrough, commercial process for sustainably recovering critical high-grade materials from battery manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries, creating a closed-loop, domestically sourced lithium-ion battery supply chain. Li-Cycle patented technology enables a shift away from legacy thermal recycling technologies, which can emit harmful emissions and result in lower recovery rates. Li-Cycle’s commercial battery supply customers include 14 of the largest global automotive and battery manufacturers.
In the Impact episode, Kochhar shared insights from his career to date and described in detail the unique benefits of Li-Cycle’s solution to challenges posed by lithium-ion battery resource recovery.
“Lithium-ion batteries are at the crux of our transition to electrification – and the question about what to do with them at their end of life is just as important,” said Kochhar. “Zero waste is at the core of our philosophy, which is why we’re providing a sustainable solution for these spent batteries. It was a pleasure to have an in-depth discussion about all of this with John.”
“It was an honor to have Ajay on the Impact Podcast to tell the inspiring success story of Li-Cycle and to share the impactful work he and his team are doing to recycle lithium-ion batteries and re-use recovered materials to make new batteries in a truly circular and sustainable manner,” said Shegerian. “Ajay’s efforts with Li-Cycle make him a truly great example of how innovation and a commitment to sustainability can create a significant, proactive and positive difference for our planet.”
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