VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), is a leading European independent research and consultancy center in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. Sustainable chemistry, energy, health, materials management and land use: these are the five topics VITO focuses on. These topics have been set out in five research programs. They offer an answer to the challenges that mankind and society are confronted with today and in the future. Each program builds up a strong base of knowledge and skill, with added value for industry and society. The result is new and innovative research and a comprehensive range of scientific services.
Main tasks and responsibilities in the project:
VITO will develop two novel technologies to separate an recover Li from different streams. The two technologies being structured sorbent materials (Li-ion sieves) for the separation and gas diffusion electro crystallisation (GDEx) for the recovery. Both technologies will be developed, optimised and validated at lab scale (TR-L 4) in WP5 and WP6 respectively.