Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2021 Metso Outotec to supply sustainable solvent extraction technology for battery recycling process in US
Press release December 17, 2021

Metso Outotec to supply sustainable solvent extraction technology for battery recycling process in US

Metso Outotec Corporation press release, December 17, 2021 at 9:00 am EET

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement with Li-Cycle North America Hub Inc. for the supply of manganese, cobalt, and nickel solvent extraction technology for a battery recycling plant to be built in Rochester, New York, United States. The contract value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in the Metals Q4/2021 orders received.

The Metso Outotec delivery includes three modular VSF®X solvent extraction plants and related Dual Media Filters, and basic engineering.

“We are looking forward to working with Li-Cycle on this battery recycling project. The energy-efficient, modular VSF®X solvent extraction plant, which is part of our Planet Positive product range, reduces emissions and is safe to operate. The Li-Cycle project will be an important new reference for Metso Outotec in the battery recycling business,” says Jari Ålgars, President of the Metals business area at Metso Outotec.

Read more about Metso Outotec solvent extraction technology and Dual Media filter on our website. Metso Outotec battery recycling solutions are presented here.

More information on Li-Cycle on their website.

Further information:

Mikko Rantaharju, VP, Hydrometallurgy, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 529 211, email: mikko.rantaharju(at)

Helena Marjaranta, VP, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso Outotec is a global frontrunner in sustainable technologies, and end-to-end solutions and services for aggregates processing, as well as minerals and metals refining. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade through climate targets certified by Science Based Targets. In 2021, we ranked eighth in the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, the company has more than 15,000 employees in over 50 countries and had net sales of approximately EUR 3.9 billion in 2020. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.,

Metso Outotec VSF X solvent extraction lines