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Recycling and Circularity

Recycling and re-use are central to our sustainability and sourcing proposition. We will aim to reduce the environmental footprint of each cell, while extracting as much value as possible.

We help build the European circular value chain in three ways:

Recycled content
To increase the use of recycled content in new batteries, Morrow has already started testing recycled materials for qualification in the production of LNMO material, as a first step for industrial validation before entry into large-scale production.  

To reduce the environmental footprint of each cell, whilst extracting as much value as possible, Morrow's strategic partners will investigate the re-use potential of our LNMO batteries, enabling second life of battery cells.

Recycling efficiency
Morrow plans to deploy Sustainability Hubs in key European locations to reduce the environmental footprint and extract the maximum value from each used battery.

Each sustainability Hub will include a scalable and fully automated re-use and recycling workflow that ensures safe handling, increases material efficiency and reduces cost. The secondary material collected and processed at the Hubs will be transported to Arendal in Southern Norway to be used in new battery cells.


Our circular philosophy and approach is a vital part of our operations in Morrow. We recognise that battery production can have a significant environmental impact, and it is our responsibility to reduce this impact over time.

In line with this, the EU Battery Regulation is imposing requirements for circularity in the battery value chain. As a company, we are committed to meeting these standards and working towards greater sustainability. One way we are doing this is by increasing the use of recycled materials in our battery production processes, reducing waste and minimising our carbon footprint across the entire battery value chain.

Together with NCE Eyde - the Norwegian Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Process Industry - Morrow is now mapping out a range of industrial side streams that can potentially be integrated into our LNMO production value chain to achieve both a reduction in cost and an increase in sustainability.

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