The cylib process uses a patend-filed pre treatment which allows the reduction of acids in the hydrometallurgical processes. This furthermore leads to a reduction of additives which further improves the process’ footprint.
Due to a water based lithium recovery no additives are needed in the extraction process. Moreover for graphite minimum amounts of additives are required by a proprietary solution.
The cylib process recovers all valuable materials from batteries as well as from production scrap. Besides recovering all elements, the recycling efficiency already overachieves future regulatory targets.
A holistic and innovative solution for the recycling of Lithium batteries
The cylib process covers the entire battery recycling value chain from end-of-life batteries to marketable raw materials.
cylib already over achieves EU battery regulations for the next 10 years.
Our recycled products process a significantly lower footprint than raw materials from mining.
Recycled materials possess a considerably lower footprint than virgin raw materials. The cylib process increases this advantage even more due to a patent-filed CO2 efficient technology.
The cylib processes possesses thermal, mechanical and hydrometallurgical steps. Hereby, the recovery of all base metals is enabled. Besides, not only elements like cobalt can be recovered, but also a separation of aluminum and copper foils is possible.
The innovative water based lithium and graphite recovery was developed in years of research at RWTH Aachen University. The process not only enables the recovery of graphite but also reduces the use of additives and acids.
The cylib process transfers waste from end-of-life batteries or production scrap into marketable products. cylib covers all steps from the discharging of batteries up to hydrometallurgical extraction. Since the whole process is in one hand, also the processing of production scraps as well as black mass is possible.