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Lithium-ion battery recycling

  • Frank Treffer
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Abstract

After a long hiatus, research on electric vehicles with battery energy storage systems was taken up again in the early 1980s. Developing low-cost batteries with a high power and energy density was and still is an important focus of such research. Lithium-ion batteries, which currently dominate in many consumer electronics applications such as laptops, represent a battery type that is able to achieve an acceptable range of up to 250 km in electric vehicles with a “still acceptable” battery weight of around 300 kg. For several years now, intensive research to further improve this technology has been promoted in both the private and the public sector.

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    Projektabschlussbericht Verbundprojekt “Entwicklung eines realisierbaren Recyclingkonzeptes für die Hochleistungsbatterien zukünftiger Elektrofahrzeuge” – Lithium-Ionen Batterierecycling Initiative – LiBRiGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Umicore AG & Co. KGHanau-WolfgangGermany

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