By Gilbert Sun News
A Canadian company that recycles lithium-ion batteries – which power consumer electronics such as cell phones, laptops and electric vehicles – is looking to have its processing facility at Gilbert Gateway Commerce Park operational in January.
Li-Cycle expected to submit its application for a conditional use permit soon after holding a neighborhood meeting on Aug. 12 that was attended by two people from the community.
“They are really the good guys,” raved attorney Rod Jarvis, who represented Li-Cycle in the virtual meeting. “It’s the greenest of the green operations.”
The proposed facility would be housed in one of three buildings built on spec on a 28-acre site zoned for light industrial near Power Road and Loop 202. The size of Building 2 is 138,970 square feet and includes 36 truck wells and six loading doors.