In these modern times, when developing and designing new energy storage and battery applications, it is becoming increasingly important to also think about what happens at the end-of-life phase of application. Recycling plays a key role at this stage by making sure that end-of-life products are safely treated and that a variety of metals and materials can be recovered to establish a true circular economy for Li-ion batteries.

Current Direct will be designed with recyclability at its core by minimizing different materials used throughout the waterborne battery container and facilitate easy disassembly for material separation. A variety of design recommendations will be implemented with a focus on safety, high throughput and efficient separation of materials. This will increase the overall dismantling and recycling efficiency of the Current Direct battery system.

Figure 1. Dismantling of Formula E batteries