Axion launches collaborative service for end-of-life batteries
- 2018-08-31 06:58
Resource recovery experts Axion has joined forces with two other partners in a major initiative aimed at reusing and recycling the growing volume of batteries used in electric vehicles and light automotive applications.
The joint initiative with Aspire Engineering Ltd, a specialist in sustainable circular economy Remanufacturing, Reuse, Recycle engineering and manufacturing solutions provider, and Aceleron, a lithium-ion battery reuse specialist, will tackle the growing market of electric vehicle battery systems at the end of initial life.
This service brings together the expertise in ‘three Rs’: batteries will be processed for remanufacturing, reuse and recycling by Aspire; tested and repurposed for second-life applications by Aceleron; and recycled by Axion. The service is aimed at cell suppliers, battery pack manufacturers as well as manufacturers of electric vehicles and power storage units. It is estimated that there could be more than 100,000 end-of-life batteries from electric vehicles that will need recycling or re-using over the next decade.
“The drastic change to technology needed for an emission-free clean air solution needs partnerships like this to aid with solving the full circular economy business structure, enabling a complete sustainable solution. With this full service offer the three companies will support major OEMs with their end-of-life vehicle directive requirements.”
Axion develops and operates innovative resource recovery and processing solutions for recycling waste materials. Axion works with a wide range of clients, from Government agencies and local authorities to companies in diverse commercial sectors, on the practical development of new processing and collection methods to recover value from waste resources.