Ex-Tesla executive Straubel aims to build world's top battery recycler

Topics Tesla

By Paul Lienert (Reuters) - Tesla co-founder J.B.

Straubel wants to build his startup Redwood Materials into the world's top battery recycling company and one of the largest battery materials companies, he said at a technology conference Wednesday. Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp, the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon. With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode,.....

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