Strategic planning of the recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles in Germany
Spengler, T. S.
Kieckhäfer, K.
Hoyer, C.
Wachter, K.
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Vietor, T.; Owen, M; Zhang, T. (ed.): Proceedings of the 3rd joint symposium on Advanced Vehicle Energy Concepts and Structures for China (AVECS), Institute for Engineering Design, TU Braunschweig, Braunschweig, pp. 1–7, 2015.

Given the prospects for an increasing popularity of electric mobility, it is of high importance to establish processes and networks for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicle already today. Without a suitable network, regulatory requirements on the recycling of traction batteries cannot be fulfilled. Moreover, a high economic potential might not be realized and electric mobility might not be accepted by society as a sustainable solution for road traffic. In this paper, we discuss insights on the economic potentials and risks of the deploying a recycling network for lithium-ion batteries in Germany. These insights are derived from a model-based assessment of the novel LithoRec recycling process, which was developed in a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.