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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
64271 Darmstadt - Hessen