Commercial battery recycling helps your business and the planet

They’re designated as hazardous by most governments. They can be challenging to move transboundary. They have safety risks if not handled properly.

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Work with an expert like TES that understands how to address these challenges in a way that is sustainable and closes the loop

Knowledge and expertise
Local legal laws and Basel Convention Regulations on waste and dangerous or hazardous commodities require expert knowledge. We’re experts on waste compliance and hazardous goods regulations, so we can analyze and design your individual supply chain and individual streams.


Permits and notifications
An international treaty aimed at reducing the movements of hazardous waste between nations, limiting the transboundary movement of batteries. We own notifications, licenses and export confirmations to compliantly move Li-Ion batteries.

Compliant logistics supply chain

Batteries are classified as dangerous and Hazardous Goods Regulations apply. At TES, we have a network of logistics partners and pyramids for dangerous goods, so we can store, handle, consolidate and transport your goods.


Best class recycling facilities
Each TES facility employs a recycling process utilizing proprietary in-house technology. From auto-punching machines to shredders, we have the equipment to break batteries into high-quality black mass. We recover nickel, lithium and cobalt to reuse in the forward manufacturing supply chain.

280,000
Our facility in Singapore has the capacity to handle 14 tonnes of Lithium-ion batteries or the equivalent of 280,000 smart phones each day.
90%
Recovery rates. If 10kgs of batteries go into our process, we're able to capture 9kgs of usable commodity material in the recycling process.
99%
Purity of products like cobalt and lithium. Standards so high they can be purified for reuse in the production of new batteries.

Battery recycling - black mass process

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Battery recycling - chemical refinement process

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Award-winning process

Our award-winning, innovative battery recycling process was recognized by Reuters as part of their Responsible Business Awards Sustainability Innovation Award. This award recognizes companies that have developed an innovation in a sustainability initiative enabled by technology. TES stood above the formidable competition in the category from UPS, Kraft Heinz, Maersk and Formula 1.

Our battery recycling technology also garnered the Excellence Award for IT Services from the Singapore Business Review Technology.

Assistant Managing Director Damian Chan noted: “As the first facility in Singapore to recover precious metals from batteries using a new hydrometallurgy process, TES B offers closed-loop battery recycling services, thus serving domestic needs and enhancing the regional value chain for e-waste management."

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90% yield and >99% purity of elements extracted from TES’ battery recycling process

Environmentally friendly
Proprietary, in-house technology breaks batteries down into fine substances. Copper, aluminum, nickel and commodity grade cobalt and lithium are recovered without introducing secondary contaminants into the atmosphere.

Award-winning
Our award-winning, innovative battery recycling process was recognized by Reuters as part of their Responsible Business Awards 2020’s Sustainability Innovation Award. Our global sustainability efforts also saw us win the SBR Technology Excellence Award for IT Services following the opening of our battery recycling facility in Singapore, featuring our trailblazing recycling process to improve recovery rates and a closed-loop solution.

 

High recovery rate
TES’ battery recycling process yields commodity-grade purity rates >99% - the highest rates in the industry.

Circular economy
The process at these facilities creates a closed-loop, reusing raw materials from end-of-life batteries that can be used for new products. Commodities generated to support this include:

  • Lithium Carbonate
  • Cobalt Hydroxide
  • Sodium Sulfate (by-products)
  • Graphite/Copper/Aluminum

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