Through its various projects, WeLOOP is in total adequacy with the planned regulatory changes and is a key player in the environmental expertise of batteries.
BATTERS – A circular economy approach
This project aims to support the actors of the battery sector in the Hauts-de-France region in understanding, acquiring and implementing the circular economy process. The general approach will be based on the establishment of an inventory of the situation, which will make it possible to identify and better understand the needs of the sector with its regional specificities, and to propose optimised and adapted action plans. The project is financed by the Fonds Régional pour l'Amplification de la Troisième Révolution Industrielle and led by WeLOOP.
RENAULT – Configurable modelling for battery recycling
The goal of this project is to model the recycling processes of Li-ion batteries on GaBi, and to parameterise these models according to the composition of the Black Mass. It also includes the implementation of the integration of recycled materials in the Renault battery design model.
ScoreLCA – Battery LCI
Production of Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) for battery recycling processes for the 3 main methods: high temperature treatment (pyrometallurgy), chemical treatment (hydrometallurgy, solvent separation and precipitation), and mixed treatment, including Black Mass preparation. These LCI data have been developed to fill a gap in robust and representative data on current market technologies.
RecyBat-Li – Direct recycling of batteries
Development of direct reconditioning routes for positive electrodes of NMC batteries, containing lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese, as well as for negative electrodes containing graphite. In addition to optimising the technical parameters of the reconditioning routes, environmental and economic parameters were considered in the design and optimisation of the processes. The project was in partnership with the University of Picardie Jules Verne, LRCS (Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie des Solides) and the CNRS.
Mob-ion – Eco-designed electric scooter
LCA of the AM1 scooter, an electric scooter designed to be fully disassembled and whose end-of-life parts are either sent for reuse or recycling. The study was based on a complete analysis: battery manufacturing, scooter manufacturing, use, second life in stationary storage, and end-of-life recycling
AgriBat – Recycling of air-zinc batteries
This project aims to carry out the LCA of the new zinc-air battery recovery process developed by Lumiver, based in Seclin, France. The goal is to demonstrate the relevance of the development of this process compared to other available processes.