American Manganese Inc. is reporting recent innovations for recycling lithium-ion batteries. These include a chemical method of detaching aluminum foil from active cathode compounds; a mineral processing method to separate residual carbon, graphite, copper and aluminum from shredded and heat-treated batteries; a novel hydrometallurgical treatment was developed to remove fluoride originating from the electrolyte in shredded and heat-treated batteries; and a novel method to concentrate lithium.

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