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A Bulgarian SME is looking for partners to validate innovative green process for recycling of lithium ion batteries (LIBs)


Closed for EoI
Profile Type
Research & Development Request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
12 February 2024 - 11 February 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
The company is looking for partners to join a project proposal for the validation of a zero-waste "green" technology for processing black mass (BM). The proposed technology allows full complex recycling of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) in a completely closed cycle, without generating waste and 100% return of the used raw materials in the production process. Proposed Call: EIC Pathfinder Open 2024 (HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDEROPEN-01)
Full Description
The company is engaged in the development of innovative technological solutions and engineering in the field of ecology, energy conversion and its storage in batteries and implementation of ecological and non-standard solutions with increased consumer value, meeting the latest EU directives on “green transition” and “circular economy”.
The research team has several innovative solutions with IPR protection:
- electromagnetic treatment of diesel fuel, which allows reducing fuel consumption and, as a consequence, reducing the amount of exhaust gases.
- extending the range of modern electric cars by offering a new battery management system (BMS) managing the operation of a hybrid battery (two or three different electrochemical systems). The proposed technical solution allows increasing the efficiency of battery energy use and increases the range of the EV. The solution is also applicable in stationary Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
- technological improvement of Lithium Ion Batteries (LIBs). LiBs use expensive and precious materials, such as nickel, cobalt, manganese, lithium, copper) and aluminum and expensive technological processes for production. Europe does not hold resources of the listed expensive and strategic materials, that is why their recycling / return for re-use is of ultimate importance for the entire EU industry. The team offers a suitable technological solution to the problem, which meets all the requirements of ecology, "green deal", "circular economy" and the reuse of 100% of industrial waste, as starting materials represent a cornerstone for the future development of Europe.
Advantages and Innovations
The proposed technology fully meets the aims and requirements of the "green deal" and the "circular economy" paradigm. The company offers a complex ecological solution to the problem of 100% recycling of lithium-ion batteries, in an ecological and completely closed cycle, guaranteeing a 100% reuse of spend active electrode materials.
Stage of Development
Under development
Sustainable Development Goals
Not relevant

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
The expected role of the partners:
1. Chemical Lab involved in chemical and physicochemical analyses including XRD, AAS/ICP, SSA and promoter analysis, classical chemical analysis by titration technique of metals as cobalt, nickel, manganese, lithium, aluminum, copper, macro (main component) concentration and traces elements analysis.
2. R&D group with experience in active electrode materials (AEM) for lithium ion batteries developing preparing (synthesizing) electrochemical testing and evaluation of specific AEM performances, assembling test cells in argon filled glow boxes, typical electrolytes (LP30) using, applying standard protocol.
Type and Size of Partner
UniversitySME 11-49SME 50 - 249R&D Institution
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Framework program
Horizon Europe
Call title and identifier
EIC Pathfinder Open 2024 (HORIZON-EIC-2024-PATHFINDEROPEN-01)
Coordinator required
Deadline for EoI
Deadline of the call
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Technology keywords
10003004 - Recycling, Recovery04002012 - Other energy related machinery04001003 - Storage of electricity, batteries
Market keywords
06008 - Energy Storage08004004 - Other pollution and recycling related08004002 - Chemical and solid material recycling03002 - Batteries08001015 - Other speciality materials
Targeted countries
All countries