Sustainability is important to us at Honda of Grays Harbor in Aberdeen, WA. So when we saw that Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Ascend Elements, an American company specializing in advanced materials recycling, recently announced a basic agreement to collaborate on the stable procurement of recycled lithium-ion battery resources in America, we had to share. The collaboration aims to establish a closed-loop system that will recover and recycle materials used to produce lithium-ion batteries for new ones in new Honda cars.

A Major Sustainability Initiative

Under the agreement, Ascend Elements will utilize its proprietary recycling technology to recover and refine essential metals from used lithium-ion batteries, including cobalt, nickel, and lithium. The refined materials will then be supplied to Honda, which will use them to produce new lithium-ion batteries.

The collaboration is part of Honda’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and accelerating the development of a circular economy. Honda has set a goal to electrify two-thirds of its global automobile sales by 2030 and aims to reduce the carbon footprint of its production activities by 2050.

Why It’s Important

Using recycled materials in battery production can help reduce the environmental impact of electric vehicles and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. As the demand for electric cars grows, establishing a closed-loop system for battery materials will become increasingly important.

Honda of Grays Harbor Cares

Our local Honda dealership looks forward to the collaboration between Honda and Ascend Elements, as it represents a significant step forward in developing a circular economy for lithium-ion batteries in America. By working together to recover and recycle key materials from used batteries, Honda and Ascend Elements are helping to ensure a sustainable and environmentally responsible future for electric vehicles.