Li-Cycle Incorporated, a large lithium battery recycling company will be setting up shop in Monroe County.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a press conference yesterday announcing the company’s plan to invest $175 million dollars into a lithium-ion battery recycling hub on a 17.5 acer plot in the Eastman Business park.
The company says its expansion into Rochester will bring 100 new jobs to the area, in addition to those working at the center.
The governor went on, saying:
“This international partnership with Li-Cycle will foster the supply chain of lithium-ion batteries, which are in high demand, and will further expand the thriving energy storage industry in the region,” Cuomo said in a statement. “By investing in New York’s cleantech economy we are creating quality jobs and supporting our state’s clean energy businesses as we build back stronger from the COVID crisis and continue to move the Finger Lakes forward.”