This article was originally published on The Welland Tribune on Wed on Dec. 7, 2022.
A company using next-generation technology to recycle nickel, cobalt and lithium from old batteries for the electric vehicle market is moving into the Thorold Multimodal Hub.
EVSX, a subsidiary of Quebec-based St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp., said its Ontario battery recycling and battery mineral processing facility is moving inside the Bioveld Complex, part of the hub.
The 80-hectare multimodal industrial complex is managed by the Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority. It sits on the east side of the Welland Canal in Thorold.
The hub has 46,450 square metres of indoor warehouse space and marine, rail and highway access.
It’s the first step in a plan to create a corridor of multimodal industrial hubs — to be called Niagara Ports — along the canal from Thorold south to Port Colborne.
A release from St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. said the location ties into EVSX’s strategy to reduce transportation time and costs while expanding potential local synergies.
It also said the company completed the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) standard independent review for its battery recycling modular industrial plants, allowing operations in Canada.
A modular plant will be ready by the end of the second quarter in 2023, with a second building expected to be added later in the year.