RecyLIB - Direct recycling of lithium-ion batteries
Motivated by the economically and ecologically intriguing perspective of utilizing up to 40% of recycled materials in the battery production by 2050, more and more manufacturers put the integration of recycled materials on their R&D roadmaps. These activities are emphasized by the European Commission’s intention to create a closed-loop economically viable supply chain.
The project RecyLIB aims to establish sustainable, low-energy and highly efficient manufacturing and recycling chains for lithium-ion batteries.
The international consortium of RecyLIB with six partners from industry and research will:
- strengthen the raw materials circular economy in the European Union by developing a sustainable, low-energy and highly efficient direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries
- reduce the dependency of battery materials manufacturers on foreign critical raw materials
- provide an alternative eco-friendly cathode production route to minimize the use of toxic solvents improving the ecological footprint of lithium-ion battery production
- demonstrate the successful reuse of recycled electrode material in the production of new lithium-ion batteries