Battery recycling: Audi and Umicore start sealed loop for cobalt and nickel

For this closed-loop commander project, Umicore will accept dungeon modules from a Audi e-tron model, that will primarily be taken from growth vehicles. From those cells, a materials record consultant will redeem cobalt and nickel, and routine them into predecessor and cathode materials. From this, new battery cells containing recycled cobalt and nickel can be produced. Since a commencement of growth of a initial entirely electric cars, Audi has worked on a recycling of a vehicle. The association aims to request resources good and intentionally pursues this thought in all directions. In a future, serve recycling skills are to be developed.

“A sealed loop for battery tender materials is a large jump technologically. We save changed resources and revoke CO2 emissions. In this approach we come significantly closer to a idea of a tolerable supply sequence and strech a miracle on a highway to achieving an altogether carbon-neutral change by 2050,” says Dr. Bernd Martens, member of a house of government for Procurement and IT during Audi. “It is a aim to consider sustainability holistically. This includes traffic with a remaining ‘end of life’ as good as resource-saving growth of a products.” Furthermore, Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore added: “Umicore is committed to enabling a transition to electrified mobility. Innovative technologies, obliged sourcing and shutting a materials loop will lead a expostulate towards purify mobility. This plan with Audi is during a forefront of a growth of a tolerable value sequence for electrified transport.”

*Fuel expenditure of a models named
Audi e-tron: Combined electric appetite expenditure in kWh/100 km*: 24.3 – 20.6; CO2 emissions total in g/km (g/mi): 0
(Information on fuel/electricity expenditure and CO2 emissions in ranges depending on a apparatus and accessories of a car.)