RHINOCEROS

Batteries reuse and direct production of high performances cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials from batteries recycling using low cost and environmentally friendly technologies.

N°GA

101069685

Total project cost

8.943.025 €

Project period

1/09/2022 – 31/08/2026

Project description

Rhinoceros is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon program and aims to facilitate access to the materials that make up the battery, developing a chain of innovative, circular and highly performing procurement able to recycle batteries and reuse the products obtained at high purity and at competitive prices for the remanufacturing of new batteries. In this project, the aim is to demonstrate a recycling path for batteries deriving from the automotive sector that have reached the end of their life, thus contributing to reducing Europe’s dependence on the import of CRM (Li, Co, graphite).

Activities performed by Echo

Eco Recycling, as project partner, is responsible for the following activities:

  • basic and detailed design of the prototype concerning the hydrometallurgical treatment;
  • support in construction and commissioning;
  • support during the demonstration phase.

Results achieved

Design and built a pilot plant able to produce to produce ~10kg/day of high performances electrode materials suitable for next generation batteries.

Partners involved

Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Accurec-Recycling, Jean Goldschmidt International – Hydrometal, ARKEMA FRANCE SA, TES RECUPYL SAS, WATT4EVER SRL/BV, Leitat Technological Center – Managing Technologies, VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V., KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED MATERIALS – ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY/CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB, UNIVERSITETET I AGDER, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, PNO INNOVATION, FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI, LEVERTONHELM LIMITED

Feed to the process

End-of-life lithium-ion batteries from the automotive sector.

Products and By-products

Electrode materials suitable for electrode with high performance.

Plant potential

Productivity of 10 kg/day (oxides to produce again elecrodes)

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RHINOCEROS

Title

Batteries reuse and direct production of high performances cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials from batteries recycling using low cost and environmentally friendly technologies.
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