School of Engineering

Congratulations to WPI Mechanical Engineering Professor Yan Wang for his award entitled “A closed Loop Process for the End of Life Li-ion Batteries” sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The major objective of the award is to de-risk and assist in scaling up Li-ion battery recycling process from 50kg batch size to pilot scale (0.5 ton/day). Effectively operating a pilot scale recycling process will allow WPI and Battery Resourcers to progress to a full scale profitable operation, which will reduce landfill waste and lower cathode material cost for the production of Li-ion batteries. Another objective of this award is to reduce process waste and increase the safety of the process while still producing commercial quality cathode materials and maintaining a high recycling efficiency.