REUSE & RECYCLING OF LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

The ReLiB Project
Our Vision

POWERING BRITAIN’S BATTERY REVOLUTION

The Faraday
Institution

Our Strategy

Systems
Fully autonomous gateway testing and robotic sorting techniques & development of systems
Economic Assessment
An assessment of the relative engineering & economic gains for various 2nd life applications
Life Cycle Analysis
The use of life cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment of each recycling route to identify optimum management systems
Segregation
The development of recycling technologies to segregate and purify the different materials
Characterisation
Of active materials from cells near, & at EoL & recycled materials recovered from used batteries
Research Vision

ReLiB
Work Streams

Since its inception, ReLiB has pursued a high-technology, science- and safety-led approach to the challenges of managing EoL EV LIBs in three complementary work streams. The ReLiB project will continue its open and collaborative research ethos organized into the following three, closely cooperating work streams:
WS1
Pack to Cell
  • Autonomous pack level disassembly
  • Automated disassembly with focus on hierarchical testing
  • Electrical, thermal, acoustic & XRD metrology for module & cell dismantling
  • Develop library of X-ray/ CT scans of cells
  • Develop automated image collection of cells
WS2
Cells to Materials
  • Disassembly of cells in different form factors
  • Develop & improve materials recovery techniques
  • Focus on anode and cathode recovery
  • Full characterisation of cells at 1st & 2nd life
  • Assess viability of direct recycling routes
WS3
Delivering Recycling
  • Investigate remanufacturing of reclaimed materials
  • Assess performance of recovered materials in remanufactured cells
  • Prioritise low cost recycling routes
  • LCA evaluation of recycling processes
  • Trial design features for easier, automated dismantling

Work Stream
Leads

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Principal Investigator

Dr Paul
Anderson

Dr Paul Anderson is a Reader in Materials Chemistry at the University of Birmingham and the Principal Investigator for the ReLiB project.
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WS1 Lead

Prof Simon Lambert

Dr Simon Lambert is a member of academic staff in the Electrical Power research group at Newcastle University.
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WS2 Lead

Prof Emma Kendrick

Professor Emma Kendrickis a materials chemist whose research focuses on new battery materials and technologies.
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WS3 Lead

Prof Andy
Abbott

Professor Andrew Abbott is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Leicester with a special interest in green chemistry.
ReLiBProject Management Team
Research into sustainable management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries in the automotive industry
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ReLiBProject Management Team
Research into sustainable management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries in the automotive industry

OUR LOCATIONSWhere to find us
Picture of a map with markers pointing to Birmingham, Oxford, Edinburgh, Leicester, Newcastle and London
STAY IN TOUCHReLiB Social Links
Keep up to date with the ReLiB 2.0 project by following us on our social media

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