Battery production is progressively scaled up to satisfy exponential market growth by at the same time being forced to fulfill governmental regulations to reach the CO2-emission reduction goals, hence focusing their investment on R&D.
Cobalt is largely a by-product of copper and nickel mining. Cobalt reserves are depleted by about 60% by 2019. 60% of the cobalt deposits are in Congo.
Mining is characterised by massive child labour. Environmental pollution leads to growth disturbances and high child mortality.
Governments around the world continue to push for the reduction of CO2 emissions through the imposition of targets and penalties. Further regulations on the production and recycling of batteries are currently being worked on or are already being tested, whereas recycling of Li-ion batteries is a major challenge.
The most important automobile manufacturers give a "lifelong" guarantee on the battery packs installed. However, these are replaced either after 8 years at the latest or after a remaining charging capacity of 70%-80%.
Between 2018 and 2030, approx. 11 million tons of "discarded" Li-io batteries will be accumulated.
An Integral solution
Old worn out large-scale Li-ion battery packs will be transferred into a controlled 2nd life or recycling process, hence reducing environmental pollution and exploitation of human and natural resources.
Comply with compliance
Opening new reuse pathways mitigates rising disposal and compliance concerns over the growing battery waste stream. EV-manufacturers and LIB-producers can fulfil MIIT2016 after-sale (waste) requirements.
Secure critical materials
Li-Ion batteries are either reused for stationary applications and thereby begin a “2nd life” by refabrication or recycled to extract needed raw materials for the production of new batteries.
Access to storage systems
Repurposing used EV batteries splits the stationary storage costs per kWh. Therefore low-cost stationary energy storage could be available sooner than previously thought.
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