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Method for recycling batteries

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Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category SMEs

Farouk Tedjar

Inventor: Farouk Tedjar and Jean-Claude Foudraz

Country: France

Invention: Method for recycling batteries

Billions of lithium-ion based rechargeable batteries are produced every year to power our cell phones, laptops and MP3 players. Discarding them can add up to huge amounts of waste. French scientists Farouk Tedjar and Jean-Claude Foudraz developed a novel solution ─ which is fast, effective, inexpensive and uses less energy ─ to recycle these batteries and recover 98% of the valuable metals they contain.

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