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The ReCell Center: Making Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Profitable

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Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
wifi event
Mar 25, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Jeff Spangenberger - Materials Recycling R&D Program Lead in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory
Elizabeth Meschewski
Originating Calendar
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Events

Abstract: End-of-life lithium-ion batteries in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles are just now starting to reach their end of life.  The recycling infrastructure that these batteries are expected to go through will likely result as a cost to the end user.  ReCell is working to develop, scale-up, and demonstrate, battery recycling processes that reduce cost and increase revenue to improve the economics of responsible end-of-life lithium-ion battery management even as the use of cobalt is reduced in batteries.  Four focus areas are targeted: direct cathode recycling, recovery of other materials, design for recycle, and modeling and analysis.  This presentation will provide a summary of ReCell’s work to create a profitable battery recycling system.


Biography: Jeff Spangenberger is the Materials Recycling R&D Program Lead in the Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His program works to solve material separation, recovery and recycling challenges resulting in cost effective and environmentally sustainable processes that are then transferrable to industry. His current focus is on lithium-ion battery recycling and is the director of the ReCell center, an advanced battery recycling program funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office of DOE, to evaluate and advance the cost effective and sustainable recycling of end-of-life advanced batteries.


This seminar is a certified green event by the University of Illinois' University of Illinois' Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment.

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