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High Power Recycling: Upcycling to the Next Generation of High Power Anodes for Li-ion Applications

With the growing interest in niobium-based anodes for high-power lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), current chemistries (for this application) such as Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) anodes will be superseded, and as such an efficient and effective method of recycling needs to be considered. With this motivation, a potential upcycling route is proposed for LTO for the first time, such that Li is recovered as a salt and the titanium oxide (anatase) repurposed and used in the synthesis of current generation titanium-doped niobates.