Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Companies and it is segmented by Industry (Automotive, Marine, Power and Others), Technology (Hydrometallurgical Process, Pyrometallurgy Process and Physical/Mechanical Process), and Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Size

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Study Period 2020 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 3.25 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 8.97 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 22.49 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Analysis

The Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market size is estimated at USD 3.25 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 8.97 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 22.49% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Among different types of battery recycling technology, the lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling market is expected to dominate the global battery recycling market in the latter part of the forecast period, majorly due to the demand for lithium-ion batteries and its ability such as favorable capacity-to-weight ratio. Moreover,  Rising concerns over battery waste disposal and stringent government policies clubbed with the increase in usage of lithium-ion battery due to the declining lithium-ion battery prices and growing adoption of electric vehicles, are likely to drive the lithium-ion battery recycling market during the forecast period. However, the raw materials for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries are available at a low cost, whereas a high cost is incurred in recycling. The high cost, along with the lack of a strong supply chain and low yield related to battery recycling, is likely to restrain the growth of the battery recycling market during the forecast period.

  • The power sector witnessing significant growth owing to requirement for energy storage solutions in the wake of policy-level initiatives to promote renewable power generation and massive deployment of electric vehicles. 
  • Advancements in battery technologies leading to the creation of technologically advanced batteries being developed by manufacturers are likely to create a massive opportunity for the battery recycling companies to invest and redirect their resources to make a breakthrough battery recycling technology.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to lead the lithium-ion battery recycling market, during the forecast period, due to the growth of the manufacturing sector, renewables power and the EV demand.

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Demand In Power Industry

  • The price of lithium-ion batteries has fallen steeply over the past 10 years. In 2018, the lithium-ion battery price was USD 176 per kWh. Lithium-ion battery prices are falling continuously, and the price decreased by 17.75% in 2018 compared to the price in 2017. The lithium-ion battery used in various application related to power sector such as ESS and other, which in turn likely to drive the market in power sector.
  • The two principal reasons for the drastic cost decline are:
  1. The steady improvement of battery performance achieved through sustained R&D, aimed at improving battery materials, reducing the amount of non-active materials and the cost of materials, improving cell design and production yield, and increasing production speed.
  2. Increase in production volume for end user in power industry, particularly in China, which helped in achieving the economies of scale in lithium-ion battery manufacturing, and the large capacity additions, which increased the competition among manufacturers (further declining the prices, but at the expense of the profitability of the manufacturers).
  • These trends result in sharp and sustained cost reduction which is expected to help cement lithium-ion as the battery chemistry of choice in all energy storage, power industry markets, including grid-scale, behind-the-meter storage, residential storage, and micro-grids.
  • Furthermore, the decline in average lithium-ion battery prices is expected to continue and reach approximately USD 100/kWh by 2025, in turn, making it much more cost-competitive than other battery types. The trend is expected to result in an increased application of lithium-ion batteries in new and exciting markets, such as energy storage systems (ESS), paired with renewables, like solar, wind, or hydro, for both residential and commercial applications, during the forecast period.
  • Hence, with declining prices, the use of lithium-ion batteries is expected to rise in power industry. The need for recycling these batteries is also expected to gain pace during the forecast period, in order to make the adoption of such batteries more sustainable and eco-friendlier.
Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Market : Lithium Ion Battery Prices, in USD per kWh, 2010-2018

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Lithium-ion batteries have traditionally been used mainly in consumer electronic devices, such as mobile phones, notebook, and PCs, but are now increasingly being redesigned for use as the power source of choice in hybrid and the complete electric vehicle (EV) range, owing to factors, such as low environmental impact, as EV does not emit any CO2, nitrogen oxides, or any other greenhouse gases.
  • The emergence of the new and exciting markets, such as electric vehicle and energy storage systems (ESS), for both the commercial and residential applications, is driving the demand for LIB. Moreover, ESS, coupled with renewables, such as wind, solar, or hydro, is technically and commercially necessary for increasing grid stability, consequently, driving the LIB segment.
  • Currently, China is the largest market for electric vehicles, as the country accounts for around 40% of the global sale. China is making efforts to reduce the air pollution level in the country, and it is expected to register a high growth rate in the electric vehicle sales, consequently, leading to the high demand for LIB.
  • Currently, China is the largest manufacturer of lithium-ion battery majorly for electric vehicles. In China, lithium production in the country, increasing from 6,800 metric tons in 2017 to 8,000 metric tons in 2018. As batteries are always related to environmental concerns, the government of china presents a policy for recycling facilities that the industry must set up as required.
  • Furthermore, in August 2018, the Government of India directed an outlay of INR 5,500 crore for the second phase of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME) India Scheme, for encouraging the adoption of EVs and local manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries. Thus, several automobile component manufacturers and power and energy solution providers in India, such as Amazon and Amara Raja Batteries, have put forth plans for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries locally, to leverage the booming green vehicles market in the country.
  • Additionally, the R&D investment by the government in the region on developing technologies can help decrease the cost incurred for the recycling process, which can motivate the recycling companies to take up recycled material for manufacturing a new product, and thereby, helping the growth of the market. Hence the recent trends are expected to propel the lithium-ion battery recycling marketduring the forecast period.
Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Market : Growth Rate by Region, 2020-2025

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Industry Overview

The lithium-ion battery recycling market is moderately fragmented due to few companies operating in the industry because of the complex technology. The key players in this market include Glencore, GS Yuasa Corporation, Li-Cycle Technology, Recupyl Sas,Umicore, Metal Conversion Technologies, and others.

Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Leaders

  1. GS Yuasa Corporation

  2. Li-Cycle Technology

  3. Recupyl Sas

  4. Glencore PLC

  5. Umicore SA

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Market Concentration
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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast, in USD billion, until 2025

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies & Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Industry

      1. 5.1.1 Automotive

      2. 5.1.2 Marine

      3. 5.1.3 Power

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Hydrometallurgical Process

      2. 5.2.2 Pyrometallurgy Process

      3. 5.2.3 Physical/Mechanical Process

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Asia-Pacific

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Glencore PLC

      2. 6.3.2 Green Technology Solutions, Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Li-Cycle Technology

      4. 6.3.4 Recupyl Sas

      5. 6.3.5 Umicore SA

      6. 6.3.6 Metal Conversion Technologies LLC

      7. 6.3.7 Retriev Technologies Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Raw Materials Company

      9. 6.3.9 TES-AMM Pte Ltd.

      10. 6.3.10 American Manganese

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Industry Segmentation

The lithium-ion battery recycling market report include:

Hydrometallurgical Process
Pyrometallurgy Process
Physical/Mechanical Process
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa
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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Market Research FAQs

The Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market size is expected to reach USD 3.25 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 22.49% to reach USD 8.97 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market size is expected to reach USD 3.25 billion.

GS Yuasa Corporation, Li-Cycle Technology , Recupyl Sas, Glencore PLC and Umicore SA are the major companies operating in the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market.

In 2023, the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market size was estimated at USD 2.65 billion. The report covers the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market historical market size for years: 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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