Recycled Battery Materials Achieve Performance Comparable to New
BORDENTOWN, N.J., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton NuEnergy Inc. ("PNE", "company") today announced results from pouch cell tests conducted by Argonne National Laboratory which show excellent discharge capacity retention using cathode material directly recycled via PNE's unique low-temperature plasma technology. Discharge capacity retention refers to the ability of a battery to retain its full charge capacity after a number of charge and discharge cycles. PNE's patented Cathode-to-Cathode™ direct recycling technology delivered a discharge capacity retention of 83.66% from LCO batteries (used predominantly in consumer electronics) and 88.9% from NCM batteries (used predominantly in electric vehicles) after conducting over 1,000 deep cycles, these results are on par with Li-ion batteries produced with virgin materials.
- Discharge capacity retention refers to the ability of a battery to retain its full charge capacity after a number of charge and discharge cycles.
- Recycling LIB materials will be crucial to power the clean-tech economy, reduce pricing pressures and minimize environmental impact.
- Dr. Xiaofang Yang, PNE's Co-founder and CTO, remarked, "We work very hard at PNE to ensure that our rejuvenated materials are of the highest quality.
- PNE's rejuvenated cathode material shows very comparable cyclability to pristine commercial material and demonstrates that PNE's direct recycling process can recover the electrochemical performance."