Iberdrola, FCC & Glencore to develop battery recycling facility

April 12, 2023

FCC Ámbito, a subsidiary of FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente, and Iberdrola will collaborate with Glencore to provide “industrial-scale lithium-ion battery recycling solutions” on the Iberian Peninsula via the development of a specialised facility.

Glencore is a major producer, recycler and marketer of key metals for battery production, while FCC Servicios Medio Ambiente is a specialist in the management of industrial and commercial waste. Together with Iberdrola, the parties will develop comprehensive recycling processes for lithium batteries that are “manufacturing rejects” and at the end-of-life.

In collaboration with the Iberian Energy Storage Research Centre (CIIAE), the parties have carried out an in-depth analysis of the potential battery recycling market in the Iberian Peninsula and are working to identify the right technology partners to carry out the facility. The plant, which will be operated by FCC Ámbito, will allow the pre-separation of lithium-ion batteries for subsequent refining.