Articles tagged with: End-of-life

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

EU’s new battery regulation carries ‘high ambitions’ but risks backfiring

17 Dec 2020, 12:11

The European Union (EU) looks set to introduce the “most extensive product legislation in the world for batteries,” but its potential shortcomings include the risk that battery prices could go up and that established manufacturers from Asia might be better positioned to benefit from the rules than the new European value chain.

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Batteries built to last: Half the cost or twice the life?

16 Dec 2020, 10:08 • By Amrit Chandan
Batteries built to last: Half the cost or twice the life?

Lithium battery technology is rapidly enabling the electrification of transport, and of the energy sector. However, batteries themselves can often be seen as a short-lived commodity and as yet, recycling and reuse have not become major priorities in the industry. Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of UK-headquartered Aceleron Energy discusses what it means to build a circular economy around advanced lithium-ion batteries, designed with longer lifetimes and their repurposing for second-life use in mind.

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Batteries need to be ‘renewable’ too: why recycling matters now

30 Sep 2019, 12:20 • By Stefan Hogg
Batteries need to be ‘renewable’ too: why recycling matters now

The huge upsurge in lithium-ion battery deployment expected over the next two decades poses a particular problem: what to do with cells that have reached the end of their useful life. Stefan Hogg investigates how lithium recycling will come into its own to handle spent batteries

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Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

23 Apr 2018, 17:13 • By Dr Andy Bush
Lead batteries: Still an essential energiser for a greener world

The huge increase in demand for safe and reliable batteries to store energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind heralds a new lease of life for advanced lead batteries, argues Dr Andy Bush of the International Lead Association.