The Faraday Institution – The ReLiB Project

The world is moving towards a low-carbon economy. Doing its part, the Faraday Institution funds research into how we can adapt electrochemical energy storage for batteries (more specifically for electric vehicles). The overall goal is to recycle at least 95% of the materials in the battery, which is extremely challenging. The ReLib project in particular is designed to tackle any legal, regulatory and technical problems to make way for a recycling industry for Lithium-ion batteries in the UK. There are hazards associated with Lithium-ion batteries, which explains the shift towards automated processing. Integrating robotics into the process may help reduce the hazards as well as allow us to recycle the batteries economically.