New routes towards
Sustainable Reuse & Recycling
of Lithium-ion Batteries (LIBs)

stands for

Batteries reuse and direct production of high-performance cathodic and anodic materials and other raw materials from batteries recycling using low-cost and environmentally friendly technologies.

Building on existing knowledge and previously developed robotic systems, the project will demonstrate a smart sorting and dismantling robot at TRL 6, enabling the automation of a battery repurposing production line. When direct reuse and repurposing of batteries is not possible, RHINOCEROS will investigate several ground-breaking circular recycling routes aiming at the recovery of all materials present in LIBs (e.g., metals, graphite, fluorinated compounds, electrolytes, polymers, and active materials).

The RHINOCEROS project fits into the current framework presented by the European Commission in January 2022, which sets batteries as key instruments in the rollout of zero-emission mobility and the storage of intermittent renewable energy.

Discover the project


  • WP1

    Month 1
  • WP2

    Month 6
  • WP3

    Month 24
  • WP4

    Month 30
  • WP5

    Month 34
  • WP6

    Month 35
  • WP7

    Month 38
  • WP8

    Month 42
  • WP

    Month 48


1 - Kick-off meeting