Improving the Resource Efficieny of Lithium-Ion Batteries Through Remanufacturing

Recycling Pyramid

Motivation and Procedure

The research project seeks to sustainably increase the resource efficiency in the production of lithium-ion batteries across all stages of the life cycle with the help of a suitable remanufacturing concept. Existing battery packs will be analyzed with respect to remanufacturability and the resulting costs; in a next step, best practice methods will be derived.

Newly developed, innovative battery packs and modules will be optimized, and, as a result, implemented in a prototype. As a basis for development, a StreetScooter vehicle will be used. Subsequently, the reverse logistics processes and disassembly of the respective components will be carried out; modules, cells and other components will be combined with new and used components to form a recyclable battery pack.

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Research Objectives

  • Design guidelines for a resource-efficient and cost-optimized remanufacturing of lithium-ion batteries
  • Development of an overall concept for a remanufacturing battery
  • Demonstrator development and validation of concepts

Research and Project Partners

  • StreetScooter GmbH
  • Futavis GmbH

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) during the period from 02/15/2016 to 12/31/2019.

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