Argonne National Laboratory to host lithium-ion battery webinar

The presentation will cover how to recover, separate and regenerate cathode material.

December 3, 2021

The Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, has announced a webinar on how to make battery recycling for electric vehicles (EVs) cost-effective. The webinar is free and takes place Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. Central Time.

According to a news release from Argonne, the webinar will be 15-minutes long and presented by materials scientists Jessica Durham and Albert Lipson. The two will discuss how to recover, separate and regenerate the cathode material, a battery’s positively charged electrode, at scale. The process was developed by Lipson and Durham and, once complete, will help pave the way for the large-scale recycling of EVs.

More than 1 million EVs are now driving on U.S. roads. Companies need to start thinking about what will happen when those cars go out of service. Without recycling, their batteries would become 8 million tons of global scrap by 2040, according to Argonne.

Those interested in watching the webinar can sign up here.