May 16, 2020

The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 to be announced in November

The Manufacturer
The Manufacturer Top 100
manufacturing industry
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Nell Walker
2 min
The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 to be announced in November
Held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK, The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 event will take place on the 1st of November.



The list is developed...

Held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK, The Manufacturer Top 100 2016 event will take place on the 1st of November.

 

The list is developed by The Manufacturer and judged by leading industry experts, with the aim to identify and champion dynamic leaders in the sector. It also promotes role models who may encourage younger people to begin a career in manufacturing.

This year the judging panel received an unprecedented number of nominations, and has required a month to decide. The results will be announced at the event, where shortlisted candidates will attend from all over the country.

This year, the The Manufacturer Top 100 judging panel consisted of:

Alan Foster, Operations Director, McLaren Automotive

Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Halil Bedevi, Managing Director, Hennik Recruitment 

Jan Ward CBE, CEO, Corrotherm

Jane Robinson, Director, Cutting Technologies

Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair, EEF

Max Roberts, Vice President & UK Leader, Manufacturing & Automotive, Salesforce 

Nigel Fine, CEO, Institution of Engineering and Technology 

Paul Everitt, CEO, ADS

Philip Greenish CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering 

Professor John Perkins, Director, JP2 Consulting Ltd and Formerly Chief Scientific Advisor, BIS

Professor Sir Mike Gregory CBE, Former Head of the Institute of Manufacturing, Cambridge University

Rachel Eade MBE, Automotive Ambassador, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks

Terry Scuoler, CEO, EEF

Zoe Webster, Head of High Value Manufacturing, Innovate UK

Download the Top 100 2015 here.

 

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May 12, 2021

Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing

SustainableManufacturing
BatteryCell
EVs
Automotive
2 min
Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

 

What is Ultium Cells LLC?

Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”

Who is Li-Cycle?

Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.

As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”

Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?

By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.

“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).

"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.

"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.

Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.

"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.

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