21 May 2024

Dr. Alessandro Piovano from SUNRISE Project partner Politecnico di Torino, presented our project at the International Spring MUSICHEM Conference 2024 in Anacapri, Italy. His presentation, titled “From Recycled PVB to Innovative Separators and Binders for Li- and Na-ion Batteries“, showcased pioneering research in battery technology.

International Spring MUSICHEM Conference 2024
Innovative Use of Recycled PVB

The research focused on repurposing recycled polyvinyl butyral (PVB) from post-consumer laminated glass, typically discarded from the automotive and construction industries. Instead of being landfilled or incinerated, this PVB is being explored for use in batteries through two innovative strategies:

  1. As a Binder: Blending PVB with standard binders to create hard carbon anodes for lithium-ion and sodium-ion batteries.
  2. As an Electrolyte Separator: Converting PVB into cross-linked polyurethane membranes, optimized for battery performance.
Promising Results

Preliminary results are encouraging, indicating potential for more sustainable and cost-effective battery components. This research not only addresses waste management issues but also enhances battery efficiency and safety.

Alessandro’s presentation highlighted SUNRISE’s commitment to eco-friendly innovations in energy storage, contributing to a more sustainable future. For more information, visit our website here.

Read the Abstract