It’s usually one of the first objections cited by EV naysayers: batteries can’t or won’t be recycled, and they contain hazardous materials that will end up in landfills. In fact, no such sinister scenario is likely—most of the components of Li-ion batteries are valuable, and it’s quite feasible, technically and economically, to recycle them. Several auto OEMs, research institutes and other industry players around the world are developing systems to do just that.
In a new webcast session announced this week at the Charged Virtual Conference on EV Engineering, Li-Cycle Co-Founder, President & CEO Ajay Kochhar will discuss the company’s unique process that allows them to recover 80 to 100% of all materials found in lithium-ion batteries.
Li-Cycle’s proprietary closed-loop process ensures that all materials from lithium-ion batteries are either recovered to return in the battery supply chain or sent for further processing to other recyclers to ensure all materials generated are being returned to the economy.
Register to watch the free webcast here.
In addition to battery materials and recycling topics, the Charged Virtual Conference will cover battery systems engineering, motor design and manufacturing, power electronics design and manufacturing, testing, powertrains, thermal management, circuit protection, wire & cable, and more. New sessions announced include:
- Comparing 10 Leading EV Motors
- Battery Systems For The Heavy-Duty Market: Designing, Ruggedizing, Testing, And Manufacturing
- Tesla’s Inverter Technology Versus Other BEVs
- Potting EV/HEV Motors
- Measuring Torque Ripple And Its Effects On Electric Power
- Developing And Testing The BMS For A New EV Program