By setting up an integrated recycling facility, the consortium of 13 interdisciplinary European partners will provide a solution to greatly reduce Lithium waste and decrease the dependency of the EU on imported battery chemicals and raw materials.
15th July 2022 – Lithium metal has been in high demand. Now more so than ever with the increasing popularity of e-mobility. Despite lithium recycling being an established process, an estimated 27% of the current global lithium production still turns into waste. The new research project RELiEF, a consortium of 13 partners from seven European countries, sets out with the very clear goal of reducing lithium waste by more than 70% through the use of previously unused secondary lithium sources. Funded through the European Union’s Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the project will receive EUR 6 million over the next three years. RELiEF is coordinated by Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering and the consortium kicks off its activities today with a virtual meeting.