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Project Title: Development of Processes for Rechargeable Battery Recycling

Principal Investigator: Todd Miller, Oregon State University

Company Contact: Dr. Steve Sloop, OnTo Technologies

Description: OnTo Technology, working with the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute at Oregon State University, is working to develop a means to recycle material from commonly used Lithium Cobalt Oxide rechargeable batteries. To our knowledge this is the first effort to produce battery grade material from end-of-life cells. This Gap funding project seeks to produce lithium-ion batteries manufactured with OnTo’s refurbished positive electrode material. Funds from this collaboration were used to extract materials from spent LCO batteries, fabricate new batteries, and perform functional and safety testing.

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