HydroLIBRec: Optimized process chains for
hydromechanical Li-ion battery recycling
The aim of the HydroLIBRec research project is to create the technological prerequisites for a new sustainable and function-preserving battery recycling system:
- more effective
- economically more sensible
- more environmentally friendly
The complete and optimized process chain should ensure the availability of lithium battery materials in Germany and Europe. The function-preserving recovery of active battery materials through chemical processing and the production of "recycled battery cells" is a cornerstone for the sustainable and necessary closure of material cycles.
HydroLIBRec models and evaluates alternative process chains as well as the variants to be compared using a life cycle assessment and economic analysis. This also includes a comparison with established processes and is intended to show what options are practically available for efficient recycling of battery materials in Germany.