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New self-purifying electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries

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A research team in China has developed a new type of electrolyte for high-energy Li-ion batteries with a self-purifying feature that opens a promising approach for electrolyte engineering for next-generation high-energy Li-ion batteries. Electrochemical performance of Li||NMC811 half-cells using different electrolytes. (a)

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Li-Cycle starts operations at its first European lithium-ion battery recycling facility

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Li-Cycle Holdings announced the start of commercial operations at its first Spoke recycling facility in Europe, located in Magdeburg, Germany. Each main line has the capacity to process up to 10,000 tonnes of lithium-ion battery material per year.

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Researchers propose approach for recycling all-solid-state Li-ion batteries

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Especially for all solid-state lithium-ion batteries (lithium ASSBs), aspects of waste management and circular economy have not been addressed so far. Within such ASSBs, the use of solid electrolyte like garnet-type Li 6.5 La 3 Zr 1.5 O 12 (LLZTO) garnet electrolyte and LiNi 1/3 Mn 1/3 Co 1/3 O 2 (NMC) cathode. La 3 Zr 1.5 202202361

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Li-Cycle sets up its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling center in NY state

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Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Canada-based Li-Cycle Corporation will establish its first US-based Li-ion battery recycling facility in New York State. Li-Cycle expects to be fully operational at the facility later this year. The technology can do so with a recovery rate of 80 – 100% of all materials.

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Researchers investigate effect of impact on structurally-embedded Li-ion batteries

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Researchers in China are investigating the effect of low-velocity impact loads on structurally embedded Li-ion batteries in vehicles. —Li et al. A paper on their study is published in the Journal of Power Sources. 2023.233509

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DOE researchers suggest solid-state batteries may not be a safety slam-dunk; thermodynamic models evaluate solid-state and Li-ion safety

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Recent battery fires have renewed investigation of the safety of Li-ion batteries. While the safety benefits of this solid electrolyte replacement are widely acknowledged, the broader safety of Li-metal anode solid-state batteries with high energy density has not been critically examined. A paper on their work appears in Joule.

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North America just got its first recycled Li-ion battery materials plant

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Green Li-ion has launched North America’s first commercial-scale plant to process unsorted battery waste, or “black mass,” from used lithium-ion batteries.

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