Symposium EN09-Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling and Reuse

With the rapid rise and deployment of lithium ion batteries for portable and long-duration energy storage, concern has emerged regarding the resiliency of the materials supply chain. A lack of access to reliable recycling has emerged as the bottleneck toward a sustainable supply chain. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that only 5% of discarded lithium-ion batteries get recycled. Due to this growing need, there has been a rise in the research and development conducted in industry, academia, and national labs related to recycling lithium ion batteries.

Thus, the primary scope of this symposium aims to develop a transdisciplinary research program focused on various materials related aspects of lithium ion battery recycling. The broad scope will cover research focused on unearthing critical information needed for recycling. This may range from microscopy and diagnostics of failed batteries, to the efficiency of current and emerging recycling processes, to life cycle assessments of recycling processes. The specific topic areas are listed on the next few pages.

We aim to invite a broad range of researchers from academia, industry, and government. We also intend to make this a global symposium, with researchers invited from around the world. The convergence of researchers on this topic has never taken place at this conference, and thus we aim to draw new attention towards it. We believe this is a rapidly growing area, and with the strong historical focus on materials for batteries, we believe that this new direction will be widely of interest to attendees.

Topics will include:

  • Recycling Methods
  • Cathode Recycling
  • Electrolyte Recycling
  • Green Batteries
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Safety and Hazards of Lithium ion battery recycling
  • Second use of Lithium ion batteries
  • Technoeconomics of Lithium ion battery recycling
  • Lithium ion battery materials supply chain
  • Circular economy of lithium ion batteries
  • AI, Automation, and Recycling
  • Hydrometallurgy and LIBs
  • Pyrometallurgy and LIBs
  • Electro-extraction

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Yaocai Bai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Illias Belharouak (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Zhongwei Chen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Rebecca Ciez (Purdue University, USA)
  • Sheng Dai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Li Li (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Oana Luca (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Hans Merlin (Circular Energy Storage Consultants, United Kingdom)
  • Steve Sloop (OnTo Technology LLC, USA)
  • Jeffrey Spangenberger (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Xiao Su (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Pingfeng Wang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Xiaolei Wang (University of Alberta, USA)
  • Yan Wang (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Benjamin Zahirisabzevar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Marta Hatzell
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
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Zheng Chen
University of California, San Diego
NanoEngineering, Chemical Engineering

John Cook
Xerion Battery
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Kelsey Hatzell
Princeton University
Mechanical Engineering
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