Providing Li-Ion Battery Recycling Solutions


Testimony on Li-Ion Recycling:

Blue Whale Materials CEO Robert Kang testified on critical minerals and li-ion battery recycling before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Prepared remarks and a video of the hearing available HERE.

Blue Whale Materials recycles li-ion batteries to reclaim cobalt, nickel, lithium and manganese.

Recycling li-ion batteries is crucial for our environment and for supplying the critical materials needed for the innovation economy of the future.

Blue Whale Materials solves the challenges brought by increased demand for cobalt, ethical sourcing, and recycling at scale.

Challenge 1


The need for critical battery materials is urgent. Cobalt demand, for instance, is projected to grow by 67% in just the next 4-years.

Challenge 2


The vast majority of cobalt is mined and processed in countries that present geopolitical, environmental and ethical challenges, constraining the supply.

Challenge 3


Significant logistical hurdles to recycling Li-ion batteries at scale, and limited domestic options.


Blue Whale Materials is working to build a U.S. li-ion battery recycling facility, producing an ethically sourced stream of cobalt, nickel, manganese, and lithium in the first stage of a closed-loop solution for li-ion battery manufacturers.