Recyclus Group, in collaboration with the UoB, has been awarded funding of £1.96m from Innovate UK to create a mobile battery recycling system capable of safely handling any type of Li-ion battery.
Recyclus will lead the project and design and build a compact prototype mobile recycling truck that handles a complete range of Li-ion battery modules from all areas of industry.
The recycling trucks will come in three size options ranging from 7.5 to 16 tonnes which will be capable of processing between 500 and 2,000 kg/h of Li-ion batteries.
Recyclus has developed the UK’s first industrial-scale process that can work across all of the key Li-ion battery technologies, and Recyclus and WMG, University of Warwick will be sharing this important technology through the research programmes at WMG.
Together, Recyclus and WMG have created an Engineering Doctorate programme, that will focus on addressing contemporary industrial and technical challenges across the battery recycling sector, as well as the development of UK capability to safely recycle
Li-ion batteries to ‘black mass.’