The Future of EV Battery Metals



The competition for EV battery metals like copper, nickel, lithium, and cobalt is intensifying as automakers’ demand for them rises more and more every day, which is a great sign for these metals futures!! #copper #nickel #metal #scrap #work #info #news #update #market #economy #EV #electricvehicle #future #demand #scrapyard #team #recycle #sustainability #fyp #tesla #elon

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The competition for EV battery metals like copper, lithium, nickel, and cobalt is intensifying as automakers’ demand for them rises more and more every day, which is an excellent sign for these metals futures.

Automakers are investing directly in the mining sector to secure future supplies of battery inputs.

For example, General Motors recently invested $650m in Lithium Americas to fund the Thacker Pass project in Nevada.

This is to get exclusive rights to 40,000 tonnes per year of lithium from a domestic mine.

Another metal that is being used a lot in EVs currently is nickel, although some have suggested a shift away from that metal into a more abundant resource like iron.

Elon Musk has said that Teslas batteries may eventually be up to ⅔ iron-based in the future with lower percentages of nickel in them.

These Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries would be good for copper as they require 50% more copper than the current nickel-based batteries.

These metals will continue to have high volatility until manufacturers figure out what works best for these EV batteries while also considering which ones are most abundant.

Either way, a scrap yard like ours will be well positioned for the electric vehicle future.


Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs