March 13, 2023 – How can today's batteries be used as mines for tomorrow's needs? Mercedes-Benz is addressing this question together with technology partners and scientists in a pilot factory that is currently being built in Kuppenheim in southern Germany. Manuel Michel, Head of Battery Recycling, reports on the most important tasks and explains why high-tech processes contribute to social sustainability.
Manuel Michel has worked intensively on the circular economy and recycling of lithium-ion battery systems since 2019. He is responsible for the pilot plant in Kuppenheim within Mercedes-Benz Group AG. As an industrial and mechanical engineer, he was previously responsible for the optimisation of combustion engines in Research & Development at Mercedes-Benz.