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LiC Batteries Recycling Program

Objective



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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Saft SA
Address
111-113,Boulevard Alfred Daney
33074 Bordeaux
France

Participants (4)

Merck KG aA
Germany
Address
250,Frankfurter Strasse
64271 Darmstadt - Hessen
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
9,Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
2,Chemin Des Chevreuils 1 - Bèt. B52/3
4000 Liege
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung,Baden-Württemberg
Germany
Address
8,Helmholtzstrasse
89081 Ulm