And the award goes to ...

Congratulations to Anna Vanderbruggen, our EMerald alumnus for this prestigious award 🙂

For those who don’t know her yet, Anna graduated from EMerald in 2018 and is now a researcher ERZLABOR Advanced Solutions GmbH where she developed a revolutionary new way to extract graphite from lithium-ion batteries. Her method, the first of its kind, separates the fine powder from crushed lithium-ion batteries in order to obtain two valuable products instead of one. This process enables the efficient and highly-selective recycling of both graphite and metals from used lithium-ion batteries. It could lead to a truly circular battery supply chain and decrease the environmental footprint of battery production as well as reliance on raw material imports from outside the EU.