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Don’t Junk that EV Battery—It Might Power a Town

The Department of Energy has begun to sort out the nation’s next big recycling problem: what to do with batteries used by electric cars.

Yesterday, it awarded 15 checks in the amount of $67,000 to the winners of a contest that’s focused on making sure the batteries don’t end up in a landfill. They got the prizes for finding ways to collect used electric vehicle batteries, to efficiently extract valuable materials from them or to find “second life uses” for batteries that can still store electricity.