The ReCell Center is a national collaboration of industry, academia and national laboratories working together to advance recycling technologies along the entire battery life-cycle for current and future battery chemistries.


The ReCell Center aims to grow a sustainable advanced battery recycling industry by developing economic and environmentally sound recycling process that can be adopted by industry for lithium-ion and future battery chemistries.


Using science-based strategies to remove the high-risk barriers to economical lithium-ion battery recycling could reduce waste, create jobs, encourage increased adoption of electric vehicles, and reduce the US reliance on foreign supplies of critical materials and mined metals used in battery materials.

Key R&D goals:

  • Making battery recycling profitable by recovering high-value materials.
  • Designing processes to optimize yield, productivity and cost.
  • Ensuring future supplies of energy storage critical materials for increased national security.

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