As a bachelor student, Olivier Groux first developed a non-chemical battery recycling process using water. Earlier this month, his idea was implemented as in-house recycling faciltiy at Switzerland based manufacturer KYBURZ.
Only an insignificant share of lithium-ion batteries worldwide is recycled at the moment, despite the finite resources for raw materials such as cobalt. The German green start-up Circunomics wants to tackle these challenges with a cloud-based IOT-platform for the Circular Battery Economy.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built a new type of battery that combines the many benefits of existing options while eliminating their key shortcomings and saving energy.