Developing technologies for sustainable and efficient processes for recycling lithium-ion batteries

The FREE4LIB project is developing six sustainable and efficient processes for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries at the end of their useful life, thanks to the creation of technologies with a technology readiness level (TRL) between 5 and 6.

These six processes are dismantling, pre-treatment and four other material recovery processes. All of them deliver highly innovative recycling solutions, achieving high efficiency in the recovery of materials and improving the supply of secondary resources at the European Union level.

FREE4LIB will also offer technologies to improve three processes for the reuse of metals and polymers and the synthesis of electrodes in the same value chain as secondary raw materials for the remanufacturing of greener batteries.

Programme and call: Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the call HORIZON-CL5-2021-D2-01-06 Sustainable, safe and efficient recycling processes (Batteries Partnership) (RIA)

Period: 2022-2026