Circular economy solution could prevent millions of tonnes of e-mobility waste
A new project has launched to demonstrate how bespoke circular-economy batteries can tackle the mounting problem of e-waste.
According to estimates, the EV revolution could create more than 11 million tonnes of battery waste worldwide a year in the next 20 years, enough to fill Wembley Stadium almost 20 times.
However, Aceleron, a UK developer of sustainable and reusable battery solutions, is now able to offer long-life batteries that can be repaired, upgraded, reused and recycled.
“By designing batteries for the circular economy from the outset, we can prevent mountains of battery waste from being created worldwide,” said Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO and Co-Founder of Aceleron. “The decarbonisation of transport is critical, but we are currently solving one sustainability issue while ignoring another. Waste is the elephant in the room. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution and companies like Eco Charger are providing a blueprint to follow.”
The batteries are already being used in bespoke form by ATV developer Eco Charger. The solution is the same-size as the traditional lead acid batteries, but four times as powerful and half the weight. In addition, Aceleron can repurpose more than 90% of Eco Charger’s batteries for a second-life through a ‘buy-back’ scheme.
Jon Hourihan, CEO of Eco Charger, said: “By choice or by law all industries will soon have to decarbonise. Aceleron’s batteries demonstrate that tailored engineering can provide low-carbon solutions across all e-mobility scenarios.”