U.S. amercian researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory have introduced a new system called ReCell, enabling industry players to evaluate the impact of recycling batteries in EVs.
ReCell provides indications about total costs and environmental impacts when it comes to recycle cathods, anodes and electrolytes. According to project leader Jeff Spangenberger, the novel system helps determine “where we need to focus our efforts. This results in more efficient research and expedites the process of reaching our life cycle, or circular, goal.”
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a novel model that allows industry, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and others to gauge the impact of recycling batteries in electric vehicles.
The project got initiated thanks to funds from the Argonne’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development programme. Meanwhile, the DoE is supporting the current work.