Rhinoceros will develop, improve and demonstrate, in an industrially relevant environment, an economically and environmentally viable route for re-using, re-purposing, re-conditioning and recycling of end-of-life (EoL) electric vehicle (EV) and stationary batteries.
Rhinoceros will first develop a smart sorting and dismantling system enabling the automated classification and dismantling of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and the reassembly of still working modules in new repurposed batteries for second life applications such as batteries for energy storage systems. When direct reuse and repurpose of batteries is not possible, a circular recycling route of all the materials present in LIBs (e.g., metals, graphite, fluorinated compounds and polymers, active materials) will be followed to close the materials loop. This route is based on a set of cost efficient, flexible and environmentally friendly routes targeting the pre-treatment, refining and the recovery of materials.
Through product qualification by industrial end-users, Rhinoceros will demonstrate the direct production of high performances cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials at competitive costs from battery recycling. The achievements will bring Europe to an increased independence level from foreigner manufacturers and raw materials suppliers.
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Eco Recycling Societa A Responsabilita Limitata
Arkema France Sa
Tes Recupyl Sas
Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion
Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V.
Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie
Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola Ab
University of Agder
Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza
Ford Otomotiv Sanayi Anonim Sirketi