Recycling lithium-ion batteries

Recycling materials from batteries and accumulators

Fossil fuels are being increasingly replaced by other energy sources. Accumulators and batteries are increasingly being produced to store renewable energy. As a result, the need for low-cost recycling methods is also growing. BHS-Sonthofen has developed an efficient and reliable process for recycling accumulators and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Using this process, it is also possible to extract raw materials such as copper, lithium, nickel and cobalt for reuse.

Benefits at a glance:

  • High process reliability
  • Maximum yield of raw materials
  • Gas-tight design
  • Models in different sizes available (modular design)

Raw material recycling according to your requirements


Raw material recycling according to your requirements

Our shredding machines are available in different sizes to meet your individual requirements. Our systems allow you to process any type of cell and module. The end products are aluminum, high-grade copper concentrates and pure black mass, which contains lithium salts, manganese, cobalt or nickel depending on the type of battery. All three fractions are immediately ready for remarketing.

Machine portfolio

Rotary shear (VR)

Versatile, heavy-duty crusher for tough shredding tasks

Universal shredder (NGU)

Continuous high-performance crusher for all cutting-related applications


Tests give certainty

Which technical solution is the right one for your recycling process? Don’t leave anything to chance. Our team of specialists will test your material at our test center and develop a solution tailored to your specific needs.

Technical articles in the media

Recovering valuable materials - Safely avoiding hazards during the recycling of lithium-ion batteries

December 2020
BHS-Sonthofen is refining their innovative process for the recycling of spent batteries. It reliably prevents fires and the release of hazardous gases, as the crusher process is kept gas-tight all the way until the dryer, which is where the electrolytes are evaporated. This process is suitable for automobile batteries as well as lithium-ion and other household batteries. The resulting products are ready to be sold.
recovery, 6 | 2020

New process by BHS-Sonthofen

August 2020
Fossil fuels are being increasingly replaced by other energy sources. Their use requires efficient storage technologies. However, lithium batteries and accumulators are often criticized, because the raw materials used for this technology are produced in an environmentally questionable manner in regions that are considered social hotspots. This makes it all the more important to have efficient and safe processes that allow the raw materials that went into the depleted batteries and accumulators to be returned to the material cycle. Together with its subsidiary AVA, BHS has developed a process that allows for the safe and efficient recycling of lithium-ion accumulators and batteries.
recovery, 4 | 2020


2nd Virtual Battery Exhibition

27.04.-03.05.2021 | Virtual Event

IE Expo China 2021

20.04.-22.04.2021 | Shanghai (China)
Hall E4, booth C19 (German Pavilion)

IFAT 2022

30.05.-03.06.2022 | Munich (Germany)

International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) 2021

22.09.-24.09.2021 | Geneva (Switzerland)

Pollutec 2021

12.10.-15.10.2021 | Lyon (France)

Vakbeurs Recycling (Gorinchem) 2021

16.11.-18.11.2021 | Gorinchem (The Netherlands)

IERC 2022

19.01.-21.01.2022 | Salzburg (Austria)

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