For many years, we have been successfully researching the development of new materials and innovative battery manufacturing processes for electromobility. The acceptance and future prospects of modern electric drive concepts significantly depend on the ability to recycle used batteries in a resource-conserving and environmentally friendly way.
Closing the loop in electromobility
Only the most efficient recovery of valuable and, in some cases, critical raw materials such as lithium, cobalt and copper is a prerequisite for the effort to ensure that the effort pays off economically and ecologically. In order to close raw material and production loops – and thus to facilitate industrial mass application – Fraunhofer IWS has expanded its research activities. Several publicly funded projects provide an overview below.