A Strategic Framework for the Design of Recycling Networks for Lithium-Ion Batteries from Electric Vehicles
Hoyer, C.
Kieckhäfer, K.
Spengler, T. S.
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Hesselbach, J.; Herrmann, C. (ed.): Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, 2011-05-02/04, 1st edn., Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 79–84, 2011. [Link]

In this paper, we develop a strategic framework for the design of recycling networks for spent lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles. The framework provides an overview of possible configuration alternatives and an integrated approach for network planning and process configuration tasks. It describes requirements on a network as well as on a process level. For that purpose, we analyse general framework conditions concerning battery return, materials, and recycling processes. On that basis, it is possible to develop a mathematical optimisation model which enables decision support concerning the optimal evolvement of recycling sites, capacities, and processes over time.