The overall goal of the project is to develop a new system for efficient recycling of lithium-ion batteries where virtually all the included material is recycled. Through optimised pre-treatment, mineral processing and hydro / pyro-metallurgy are the goal that everything of value can be recovered, including electrolyte, graphite and lithium. This is to be achieved by combining the competence of leading expertise, research institutions and industrial partners in Sweden and China.
The interim goals of the project are related to:
The project is part of a collaborative project where each country finances its part. Some parts of the project are led from Sweden and others from China. To achieve the project's goals, Swerim has partnered with Shanghai Polytechnic University (SPU) of China and formed a consortium with parties from RISE, uRecycle, Boliden Mineral, NorthVolt and Stena Metall in Sweden and leading university and battery recycling industry in China.
The participants from Chinar are, in addition to SPU:
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Swerim AB, Boliden Mineral AB, NorthVolt AB, Stena Metall AB, uRecycle Portable Batterier Oy, Tsinghua University, Ganszhou Highpower Technology Co. Ltd, GEM, BAIC BJEV, Beijing New Energy Vehicle Co. Ltd