Lithium Australia (ASX:LIT) has filed a provisional Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application, relating to the recycling of alkaline batteries, with IP Australia.
The alkaline battery separation process was used to generate samples for the 2021 micronutrient field trial programme undertaken by 90% owned subsidiary Envirostream Australia.
Envirostream Australia has filed the PCT application relating to its recycling process for alkaline batteries.
The PCT application – entitled ‘Process for recovering values from alkaline batteries’, with the reference Australian Provisional Patent Application 2021902192 – describes processes for the separation of electrode materials (comprising, for example, cathode material and/or an anode) from alkaline batteries.
That process was used to generate the samples applied in the Envirostream 2021 field trial programme (see ASX announcement 1 June 2021).
“The ability to add value to spent alkaline batteries is a further demonstration of Envirostream’s leading edge in the field of battery recycling,” Lithium Australia MD, Adrian Griffin, said.
“A timely technical advance, it coincides with the introduction of the national battery stewardship scheme (designed to divert end-of-life batteries from landfill, and will enhance the value of the spent alkaline batteries available for recycling.”
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