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First Advisor

Eric Gratz

Second Advisor

Diran Apelian

Date

2014

Abstract

Hybrid/Electric Vehicles (EV/HEVs) will represent 7% of the global vehicle market by 2050. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, half the car’s cost, are safe while in use but hazardous when they enter traditional waste streams. By developing a closed loop recycling process, subsidies reduce consumer battery cost by 11%, and an energy storing electrical grid balances energy supply/demand, increases useful battery life by 100%, and increases grid efficiency. Green Battery Recycling technology recycles 90% of material value into new raw materials. Our closed loop process manages valuable hazardous materials responsibly, thereby decreasing cost, improving national security, and promoting environmental health.1, 6, 11

Keywords

Recover; Reuse; and Recycle

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Recover; Reuse; and Recycle

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Recharging the Future Closing the Loop on the Lithium-ion Batery Lifecycle


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