CMI Project 3.1.13: Sustainable biorecovery of critical elements from lithium ion batteries

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David Reed at Idaho National Laboratory leads the CMI project "Sustainable biorecovery of critical elements from lithium ion batteries"

This project provides research and development of a novel method that maximizes value recovery from Lithium-ion batteries (LIB). Biological processes will be examined in laboratory settings for leaching and separation of metals from recyclable LIB materials and scaling. With collaborators, thermodynamic modeling will be conducted to optimize the process and techno-economic and life cycle analyses will be used to characterize the benefits of the process.