Ace Green Recycling plans Texas facility

Ace Green Recycling plans Texas facility

Ace Green Recycling plans Texas facility 1000 605 Batteries International

May 20, 2022: Ace Green Recycling unveiled plans on May 10 to build and operate what it claims will be an “emission-free” lead and lithium batteries recycling facility in Texas.

Ace said the 400,000 square foot (about 37,000m²) facility is expected to start the first phase of operations in the third quarter of 2023, starting with the recycling of lead batteries using the firm’s proprietary water-based recycling technology.

A lithium ion battery recycling facility will be built nearby later.

The company said it will give details of its proposed lithium recycling operations in the coming months.

‘Emission free’

The firm claims at full operating capacity, the entire Texas site will process and recycle up to 100,000 tonnes of used lead batteries and 20,000 tonnes of lithium ion batteries annually by 2025.

Ace claims that its recycling technology is “electric powered and emission free”. The company lists five battery recycling projects on its website, including Texas, as “coming soon”, but does not give operational or technical details.

Company co-founder and CEO Nishchay Chadha (pictured) said in an interview with CNBC in April 2021: “Whenever you introduce a new technology to the world people are going to be a little sceptical.”

Chadha said then that Ace had already been running a commercial scale recycling facility for 18 months, but to date, no details of the location, tonnage of lead processed and technical information has been forthcoming.