Along with sustainable energy production via wind, hydro or solar powerplants the modernization of the powertrain of our vehicles is also necessary, in order to lower the overall CO2 footprint of a country. So in the near future batteries are seen to replace the conventional combustion engine or at least to downgrade it to a backup solution in hybrid electric vehicles. This is the reason why the production, integration in the vehicle and in particular the recycling of batteries have become the focus of many companies and research institutions.
Lion Engineering as a provider of engineering services in the field of battery process engineering set itself the goal to develop concepts, ranging from issues in the field of plant and process technology right up to the identification of new areas of activity of your company. Furthermore we sell and develop qualityanalytics along the whole chain of electrode production.
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Recently, the pilot plant of the project LithoRec II was finished and many experts were invited to join the celebrations, interesting talks and workshops - mostly about battery recycling at TU Braunschweig.
The process is able to recycle a mass fraction of 75 % and more on a material recycling basis, which is supposed to be much better than state of the art.
Combining different process steps like discharging, dismantling, shredding, sifting and sieving operations the project partners TU Braunschweig, Volkswagen, Electrocycling and Lion Engineering were able to achieve their goal: Proving that lithium-ion batteries can be recycled better.
One interesting process dealing with the electrolyte came in a black box (which was actually white) and this was luckily because of an ongoing patenting process of the project partner Lion Engineering.