Posted January 11, 2022
COVINGTON — The largest lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America will be operating in Covington by spring, according to an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Brian Kemp. The new industrial development announcement will bring $43 million in investment and create at least 150 jobs.
Battery Resourcers will be strategically positioned to recycle 30,000 metric tons of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap annually at its Covington facility, the equivalent of 70,000 vehicle batteries per year. The Covington facility, which will be Battery Resourcers’ first commercial-scale recycling plant, will return battery grade lithium, cobalt and nickel back into the battery supply chain.
The new announcement comes on the heels of December’s announcement that Rivian Automotive will build a $5 billion electric vehicle assembly plant and battery plant in Walton and Morgan counties, on Newton’s eastern border.