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“Damage and condition analysis of defective high-voltage batteries” Acronym: SUSTAIN funded by the BMWK started in July 2022.

A meaningful and reliable condition assessment of lithium-ion batteries is necessary in order to avoid unnecessary recycling of old batteries in electric cars and to ensure safety in dismantling and recycling processes. With the expertise of three industrial partners and three technical colleges, a special diagnostic device will be developed over the next 3 years, which will enable both a risk assessment and provide information about potential further use. Recycling companies such as ACCUREC are targeted as the main branch of application, which can benefit from this analysis at customers or in their own company. This results in more safety and adapted storage and transport as well as it will conserve recycling capacity.

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