On September 20th, the kick-off meeting for the 4-year EU RESPECT project was held in Paris, France. The aim is to move towards a competitive and circular European battery ecosystem while highlighting green innovations in Li-ion batteries through recycling and recovering materials.
The project will develop a systematic closed-loop yet the flexible process for producing lithium-ion batteries. Therefore, it seeks to regenerate after-used active materials through loop production, while analysing and optimizing the impact of each segment of the battery value chain by introducing a life cycle assessment to identify the possible hotspots of emissions and pollutants.
Upon starting the RESPECT project, the entire consortium became united in its efforts to achieve an efficient and circular autonomy of the European Li-ion battery value chain sector. Hence, the RESPECT project is coordinated by ORANO MINING (France) and includes also Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) (France), AALTO University (Finland), Chalmers Tekniska Heogskola AB (Sweden), Cidetec Energy Storage (Spain), MEET Battery Research Center – University of Muenster (Germany), Morrow Batteries AS (Norway), Vianode AS (Norway), Metso Outotec (Finland), LOMARTOV SL (Spain), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V. (Germany), CLEPA (Belgium), I.C. BELGIUM SCRL (Belgium), COUP’INDUS (France), CEVA LOGISTICS (France), Kyburz Switzerland AG (Switzerland), Addible Ltd. (U.K.), and Johnson Matthey PLC (UK), resulting into a strong and interdisciplinary consortium including 15 entities from the EU Member States, two entities from Norway, one from Switzerland funded by the Swiss Confederation (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI), and two from the UK, all together excited to work for the first project results.
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