Fungi Recycle Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries (IMAGE) American Chemical Society Caption The fungi <i>Aspergillus niger</i> (top left), <i>Penicillium simplicissimum</i> (top right) and <i>Penicillium chrysogenum</i> (bottom) can recycle cobalt and lithium from rechargeable batteries. Credit Aldo Lobos Usage Restrictions Please credit Aldo Lobos when using this image. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.