France’s Orano commissions hydromet plant to recycle battery metals from black mass

French nuclear fuel company Orano has become the latest firm to commission a pilot hydrometallurgical project in Europe to recover battery metals from black mass, it announced in the week ended December 1.

Orano’s recycling process consists of pre-processing to obtain “active material” in powder form, followed by a hydrometallurgy process which completes the recovery of the metals contained in electric vehicle (EV)...


Lee Allen

December 05, 2023

14:13 GMT