Increase of the circularity of spent batteries from electric and hybrid vehicles and development of new identification protocols to give a new use for second-life batteries.

The RECIBIL project promotes and increases the circularity of spent batteries from hybrid and electric vehicles and develops new identification protocols for second-life batteries, with life cycle analyzes. The project aims to help the different decision-maker agents (car manufacturers, second-life battery users, recycling companies, etc.), in the end-of-life management process of the electric vehicle fleet that is expected to be deployed at European and global level in the coming years, as well as in all recycling and recovery operations at the end of these secondary uses.

Eurecat participates in the project through the Waste, Energy and Environmental Impact Unit (WEEI), which provides the functionality analysis of spent automotive batteries; develops physical models for the classification of batteries; the development of chemical recycling for the recovery of metals and the economic and environmental analysis. The WEEI Unit also gives support in the evaluation of the real operation of second life batteries and the recovery of their main components. On the other hand, the project also counts with the participation of the Robotics and Automation Unit of Eurecat, which participates in the automation of the dismantling process and the Product Development Unit which studies the manufacture of new Battery Packs with second life cells.

The innovations promoted by the project will be validated in a plant situated in Melilla, the first of its kind worldwide, which allows the integration of second-life batteries into an electricity production plant to support the stability of the autonomous city’s electricity system.

RECIBIL counts with a consortium formed by Endesa Generación, which coordinates the project, and the Recuperación de Materiales Diversos company.

General details


RECIBIL – Development of new techniques for the reuse and Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries from electric vehicles

Project reference


Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the call RETOS DE COLABORACIÓN 2019 of CDTI (Center for Tecnological and Industrial Development) and cofunded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).