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A unique Lead Acid Battery (LAB) recycling technology to reduce CO2 emissions by 89%, reduce waste by 81%, and transform the battery recycling industry

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Project "NUOVOpb" data sheet

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Coordinator
AURELIUS ENVIRONMENTAL LTD 

Organization address
address: INGLESIDE 233 ALCESTER ROAD
city: BIRMINGHAM
postcode: B13 8PY
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://www.aureliusenvironmental.com
 Total cost 1˙863˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙304˙100 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-08-01   to  2019-01-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AURELIUS ENVIRONMENTAL LTD UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 1˙304˙100.00

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 Project objective

Lead Acid Batteries (LABs) are a vital and widely-used technology. The global LAB market is expected to grow by 59% to €71.6 billion by 2022 with Europe accounting for the second largest market share. Waste LAB recycling rates are as high as 95% in Europe, but the current recycling process – smelting waste LABs in a furnace – consumes vast quantities of energy, is highly polluting, wasteful, large scale and expensive. Furthermore, smelted lead must be further processed to produce the essential LAB ingredient: the active lead oxide paste. A new lead recycling process is needed that is energy efficient, non-polluting, low cost, scalable and produces LAB-ready lead products. Such process would meet EC priorities by addressing resource efficiency, the sustainable supply of raw materials and drive the circular economy. AEL has developed a novel hydrometallurgical process technology to recycle waste LABs in a highly energy efficient, non-polluting and cost effective way. NUOVOpb’s commercial appeal lies in its low cost and scalability, and our ground-breaking ability to produce LAB-ready products that exceed the performance of current products on the market. Our LAB-ready paste can create new LABs with 22% greater energy capacity and 50% longer life. The technology has the potential to transform the global battery recycling industry, which has an expected value of €9.5 billion in 2024. 5 years post project, we expect to be operating 18 NUOVOpb facilities across the world. These will be processing 490,000 tonnes of waste LABs (6% of the global waste LAB market) and avoiding 196,000 tonnes CO2 emissions every year. In doing so, AEL will secure annual revenues of €206 million, profits of €54 million, and will have created 200 jobs within AEL. NUOVOpb is the most complete closed-loop recycling system in the world, providing significant commercial opportunities for businesses in both the LAB recycling and LAB manufacturing supply chain, globally.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
Independent results of LAB-ready paste properties Documents, reports 2020-04-24 04:31:34
Results of LAB-ready paste used in LAB manufacturing Documents, reports 2020-04-24 04:31:34
Reagent supply options appraisal report Documents, reports 2020-04-24 04:31:34
10,000 tonnes/yr LAB recycling continuous flow production proces Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-24 04:31:34
Communications materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-24 04:31:34

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