This SAE Technical Information Report provides information on Automotive Battery Recycling. This document provides a compilation of current recycling definitions, technologies and flow sheets and their application to different battery chemistries.
Battery Recycling is an integral part of the lifecycle management of vehicles. Currently there is a lack of recommended practices and standards for automotive battery recycling. Materials contained within batteries may be regulated as hazardous. Proper recycling will minimize/eliminate the need for disposal of spent batteries. Recycling can provide market stabilization by returning critical materials back into the manufacturing process and reducing dependence on primary sources.
This SAE Technical Information Report on Automotive Battery Recycling will provide a compilation of recycling methodologies and current practices for the automotive, battery and recycling industry. This will aide in determining recycling routes and methods available for new battery technologies.