Li-Cycle and Univar Solutions partner for battery management

Li-Cycle Corp. and Univar Solutions OnSite Services (Univar Solutions) have partnered to provide waste management solutions for lithium-ion batteries.

Through the partnership, Li-Cycle and Univar Solutions customers will now benefit from a waste management solution for lithium-ion battery waste across multiple manufacturing verticals, including the growing North American electric vehicle manufacturing market.

The partnership will use Univar Solutions’s expertise in collecting, sorting, and diverting waste on site at such facilities, with Li-Cycle becoming a key partner for responsibly managing any lithium-ion battery waste.

Complete waste management

“This new partnership with Univar Solutions will enable us to deliver additional value for both new and existing customers by providing them with total waste management solutions as it pertains to lithium-ion batteries,” said Ajay Kochhar, co-founder and CEO of Li-Cycle.

“We are constantly looking for ways to support our growing customer base and promote more economically and environmentally sustainable lithium-ion battery recycling, which in turn helps create new sources of critical materials for the end-consumer.”

Li-Cycle utilizes a commercial process for efficient recovery of critical, finite materials from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries through partnerships with some of the largest automotive and battery manufacturers across the globe.

“At Univar Solutions, our commitment to bringing more sustainable solutions for a better world extends to helping our customers and suppliers achieve their sustainability goals. We are thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Li-Cycle and we look forward to working together,” said Stephen Molica, vice-president of Services for Univar Solutions.

“We believe this partnership will help enhance sustainability solutions of our OnSite Services portfolio and look forward to further supporting our customers’ important sustainability goals using Li-Cycle’s solutions.”