On the 20th of March was held the kick off meeting of the work package dedicated to the end of life of used batteries at the RENAULT Technocentre in Guyancourt (FRANCE).
All partners involving in this WP were present: DAIMLER & RENAULT as car makers, FRAUNHOFER IPA & CEA as technological research centres and SNAM, EDI & UMICORE as batteries recyclers.
During this meeting, partners shared their point of view on the work program to lead in order to reduce the cost and the environmental impact of the batteries end of life. This program will cover all steps from used batteries collection to the final treatments (ultimate recycling). Several strong focuses will done on:
– Safety issues related to the reverse logistics of used batteries (collection, storage and transportation).
– Batteries reuse in other technical areas such as stationary applications.
– High efficiency recycling process in order to improve the batteries materials removal and to reduce environmental emissions.
One of main challenge will be to promote an eco design approach to the EV batteries designers for the next batteries generations.