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GPS_2011_GRAND_ReEnergizing_the_Way_We_Recycle_Lithium_Batteries

Date

2011

Abstract

Lithium-ion batteries are quickly becoming the dominant product in the rechargeable battery industry. As global production of these batteries increases, so does the rate at which the materials used to make them is depleted. Upon reaching end-of-life, most lithium-ion batteries make their way into the municipal waste stream, their components wasted. Others saw this problem and have developed exceptional processes by which lithium-ion batteries can be recycled. Despite these processes being available, the incentive to recycle is not, and the lack of supply to recycling companies renders the processes unprofitable. This project endeavors to provide the framework by which incentives to increase the recycling of lithium-ion batteries can be implemented.

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Grand Challenges

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Course

Grand Challenges

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Re-Energizing the Way We Recycle Lithium-ion Batteries


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