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LiC Batteries Recycling Program


The overall objective is to define a Recycling Process related to the Lithium-Carbon/Liquid Electrolyte battery system for the use as a traction battery in Electric Vehicles (EV).

Prototypes of complete LiC battery systems are under development : this project was started in 1996, will last until 1998 and is handled under the EC contract number JOE3-CT95-0012.

As the Li/C battery development enters a crucial phase, it is mandatory to look at the Recycling issue : in order to be acceptable by the market, the Li-C battery system must be recycled at a reasonable cost.

The aim of the project is to demonstrate the possibility of recycling the Li/C batteries : all constituents must be treated without causing any damage to the environment.

The way of operating will be as follow :

* identification of recycling processes for each component,
* listing of the different possible scenarios,
* choice of the solution leading to the optimal re-use of the products, * respect of environmental norms and regulations,
* proof of economical interest of the project.

This program will demonstrate that an Electric Vehicle is to be considered as a Non Polluting Vehicle during its life cycle : it will be a key point to open the EV market.

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