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Creating a Circular Economy for Critical Materials in Ohio

Creating a Circular Economy for Critical Materials in Ohio

Full Title: Creating a Circular Economy for Critical Materials in Ohio
Author(s): Stephanie Gagnon and Peter Trousdale
Publisher(s): Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Publication Date: June 1, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

Global demand for electric vehicles is expected to continue growing in the coming decades. With that, demand for critical materials like lithium, manganese, copper, silicon, and others is set to rise significantly. Recent electric vehicle battery and recycling investments in Ohio build on the state’s existing competencies throughout the automotive and scrap recycling supply chain, making Ohio a key player in the U.S. battery recycling economy of the future. At the same time, legislation like the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act have invested in growing American battery recycling capacity and innovation, creating incentives for domestic recycling through the EV tax credit. This brief provides insights from a C2ES roundtable hosted in Columbus, Ohio, in December 2023 that explored the critical materials recycling opportunity in Ohio and provides policy recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers to take advantage of this opportunity developed with participants during and following the discussion.

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