Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Period of Performance: 09/24/2015 - 09/23/2016

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

OnTo Technologies
63221 Service Road Suite 6/F Suite 202
Bend, OR 97701
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate feasibility of recycling material from lithium-ion batteries. The research project will recycle scrap batteries using innovative processes that produce material suitable for use in new batteries. The project will process and characterize the recycled materials and compare those technical results with appropriate standards. To stage the pre-commercial demonstration, new cells will use recycled materials and be characterized directly for capacity, rate and cycle life. The Phase I project will result in comparative analysis of cells made from recycled material and standard material, with performance expectation to be within 5-10% of standard, and at 30% of the original cost of material.