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Clean tech company Li-Cycle expands into Kingston, boosts economic growth

By Sarah MacFarlane, Ottawa Business Journal, March 10, 2022

North America’s leading recycler of lithium-ion batteries is expanding into Eastern Ontario with a new facility in Kingston. 

Li-Cycle’s new Centre of Excellence will be established in the Kingston Business Park. The city has fast-tracked the development planned for the business park to accommodate Li-Cycle’s growth. 

Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle’s technologies are designed to recover 95 per cent of all materials in lithium-ion batteries sustainably. Kingston is home to Li-Cycle’s first commercial Spoke, which is capable of processing 5,000 tonnes of battery material annually.

Kingston has played a “critical role in Li-Cycle’s success to date,” said Tim Johnston, Li-Cycle’s co-founder and executive chairman, in a news release. “It’s where we developed our technologies and opened our first commercial facility. We look forward to our ongoing collaboration with the city as we continue to scale our truly sustainable technologies in dedication to a circular economy.”

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