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ReCharge ReCycling and Kettering University are proud to announce the successful completion of a Kettering Capstone project with five seniors focused on safe and effective EV battery disassembly.

The project began in October 2022. The five seniors, studying Industrial Engineering, worked closely with ReCharge ReCycling to gain hands-on experience and apply their classroom knowledge to real-world challenges.

Throughout the project, the students were mentored by experienced professionals from ReCharge ReCycling as well as Rubicon EHS, an Ohio-based environmental, health & safety regulatory and compliance specialty firm, who provided guidance and support to help them overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. The collaboration provided a unique opportunity for the students to gain valuable insights into EV battery packs and modules assembly and disassembly while develop skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

“We are thrilled with the results of our collaboration with these talented students,” said Mike Maizland, ReCharge ReCycling President. “Their hard work, dedication, and innovative thinking greatly contributed to the success of this project, and we are confident that they will go on to achieve great things in their careers. We are already planning for more Kettering Capstone projects to help alleviate the lack of EV battery engineers need to support the fast growing EV industry.”

The project was completed in three months. The final product was presented to Kettering University faculty and ReCharge ReCycling professionals. The students received high praise for their work, and several commented on how working with ReCharge, startup company, was a challenging but rewarding experience for them.

The project was part of Kettering University’s senior design program, which provides students with the opportunity to work with industry professionals to develop real-world solutions. According to Scott Grasman, Dean, Kettering University College of Engineering, “The Capstone program is a crucial part of our curriculum, and we are proud to partner with companies like ReCharge ReCycling to provide our students with hands-on experience. The success of this project is a testament to the hard work and dedication of both the students and the professionals at ReCharge ReCycling.”