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New ReLiB publication focuses on use of robotics in EV sustainability

New ReLiB publication focuses on use of robotics in EV sustainability

A new Faraday Institution ReLiB Project publication focusing on the advancement of EV sustainability through the use of robotics has been released. Towards Reuse and Recycling of Lithium-ion Batteries: Tele-robotics for Disassembly of Electric Vehicle Batteries, by Jamie Hathaway and Alireza Rastegarpanah, explores how semi-autonomous robotic disassembly can be used in the recovery, recycling and […]

ReLiB holds critical minerals workshop with Indian delegation

ReLiB holds critical minerals workshop with Indian delegation

Opportunities for India and the UK to work together on critical minerals and EV batteries were discussed in a ReLiB Project workshop organised with an Indian delegation. Bringing together leading academic experts, the overarching aim of the ReLiB project is to establish a technology pipeline and provide a clear roadmap for the efficient end-of-life management […]

ReLiB expert gives House of Lord evidence on battery recycling challenges

ReLiB expert gives House of Lord evidence on battery recycling challenges

An expert from the ReLiB project has given evidence to the House of Lords on the challenges face by the UK on battery recycling. Gavin Harper, Research Fellow at the Faraday Institution, University of Birmingham, and member of ReLiB Project, spoke before the Environment and Climate Change Committee in the UK House of Lords on […]

Green Batteries: A Competitive Advantage for Europe’s Electric Vehicle Value Chain?

Green batteries: A competitive advantage for Europe's Electric Vehicle Value Chain

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On 10 December 2020, the European Commission (EC) proposed a new Batteries Regulation setting out sustainability requirements for the whole life-cycle of rechargeable industrial and electric vehicle (EV) batteries, from the extraction of raw materials to end-of-life management. This pioneering initiative would kill two birds in one stone: ensuring that the massive roll-out […]