LIFE LIBAT PROJECT RESULTS: Recycling of primary LIthium BATtery by mechanical and hydrometallurgical operations

In this section the main technical and environmental results obtained by the LIFE LiBat Project (LIFE 16 ENV/IT/000389), which ended in June 2021, are reported.

LIFE LIBAT Layman's Report

The Layman's Report of the recently concluded LIFE LIBAT project has been published.

In the Report you will find the main activities carried out and the results achieved during the project.


The virtual open day of the LIFE LiBat project (LIFE16 ENV/IT/000389) regarding the "Recycling of primary LIthium BATteries by mechanical and hydrometallurgical operations" will be held on 24 June 2021 (9:30 -13:30).

In PDF you can find the programme of the event!

To participate we ask you to fill in the following form. The link to the online platform for the event will be sent to the email you indicate in the form a few days in advance.



New article available now!

Cryo-Mechanical Treatment and Hydrometallurgical: Process for Recycling Li-MnO2 Primary Batteries with the Direct Production of LiMnPO4 Nanoparticles. P.G Schiavi et al., 2020.

The role of batteries in the energy transition, Rome 24/06/2019

Prof. Francesca Pagnanelli during the presentation

An important conference on the role of batteries in the energy transition was held in Rome at the ENEL auditorium in Viale Regina Margherita on June, 25th.
Important technical experts in the field participated in the event.
Prof. Pagnanelli presented the objectives and results achieved to date in the Life LiBat project.

Policy Implications

Policy Implications

The LIBAT project aims at the pilot-scale demonstration of an innovative process for the recycling of primary lithium batteries (Li (0) / MnO2 batteries). The proposed process integrates a mechanical pre-treatment with a hydrometallurgical treatment in order to recover plastic materials, ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals. The project will allow to increase and reach a recycling percentage greater than 50%.