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Research outlines safe, low-cost method to recycle lithium-ion batteries

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a more environmentally friendly method for restoring spent cathodes to mint condition, which could lower costs to recycle lithium-ion batteries. After conducting a life-cycle analysis of different recycling processes, the research shows that this defect-targeted direct recycling approach can significantly reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the economic and environmental benefits of this new method.

 

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