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Meeting 2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Design and Manufacturing Approaches for the Next Generation of Sustainable Materials: The 2021 Student-led Symposium (Invited Abstracts Only)
Presentation Title Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Research at the ReCell Center
Author(s) Linda Gaines, Bryant Polzin, Jeffrey Spangenberger
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Linda Gaines
Abstract Scope The U.S. Department of Energy announced its Advanced Battery Recycling R&D Center in January 2019 to develop an economical recycling process by the time large volumes of batteries from electric vehicles and other uses reach end of life. The ReCell Center is based at lead-lab Argonne, and includes partner labs Oak Ridge and NREL, and several universities. Even batteries that find second use will eventually need to be recycled. However, by then the material could be a 20 year-old formulation with little residual value from its structure or contained elements. In particular, cathodes are evolving towards formulations containing less cobalt, reducing the incentive for recycling with standard pyrometallurgical or hydrometallurgical methods. Many R&D questions focus on recovering usable cathode, as well as recovery of other materials. This presentation describes progress to address these questions during the ReCell Center’s first 2 years of operation.
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Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Research at the ReCell Center
Materials Innovations Towards Decarbonization of Industrial Processes
Microstructural Development and Powder Feedstock Recyclability in Additive Manufacturing by Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Improvements in the Materials Science of Fossil Fuels
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Stepwise approach to improving lead furnace operation through pilot scale studies and computational modeling
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