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Batteries seem to be one of the biggest barriers to widespread implementation of renewable energy. Right now we primarily use lithium ion batteries, which have served us well for things like personal devices for years now, but they have their issues just like any other technology. The materials used in lithium ion batteries are scarce, expensive, and the opposite of environmentally friendly to extract. So if we are going to use more and more lithium ion batteries, we can’t continue to rely on mining alone to supply the essential materials. That’s where battery recycling and Li-Cycle come in.
Li-Cycle is implementing innovative new processes to recycle the most important components of a battery in a way that far and away surpasses the costs of mining, as well as other battery recycling methods. Chris Biederman is the Chief Technology Officer at Li-Cycle, and he talked me through the importance of battery recycling and what Li-Cycle does differently. Check out the resources below to learn even more about Li-Cycle.
Website – https://li-cycle.com/
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/li-cycle-corp.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/li_cycle?s=20
Innovating a Bright Future is the podcast that brings together technology and climate action in an engaging interview format that showcases some of the most interesting initiatives taking place across the globe. If you are someone who cares about climate change but you’re tired of hearing about how the world is going to explode in a few short years if we don’t do something soon (What does that even mean?), then this podcast is for you. We stay away from divisive politics and meaningless numbers with no context, and instead I interview climate action leaders implementing revolutionary ideas that are helping to reduce our impact on the world around us. Listen to this podcast to learn, be inspired, and find new ideas to look into even more. If you are interested in getting involved, please use any of the contacts or social media listed below, and look into the links below as well for actionable things you can do right now.
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My name is Avry Krywolt, I am a student from Alberta Canada, I am passionate about taking action against climate change, and I am the host of Innovating a Bright Future. I’ve noticed through my own experience that the number of people concerned about climate change is growing quickly. At the same time, the information being presented to the public is, in most cases, a sad sigh of defeat, irrational denialism, or frantic screaming that does no one any good. The fact is that climate change is happening, but it is not hopeless, and you are not powerless. TED speaker and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe said that “The most important thing you can for climate change is talk about it.” so let’s talk about it. Let’s learn about solar energy and battery storage, let’s dig into green hydrogen, and wind, and the power of water, and the importance of sustainable energy. Let’s learn and let’s discuss. We aren’t doomed, but we have to work hard in order to keep climate change from wreaking real havoc on our world. So let’s get to work.
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