Battery disassembly and recycling

After use in the vehicle, batteries can continue to be used sensibly, e.g. as a storage module. Together with our partner REMONDIS, we test and analyse the battery systems and commission partner companies for the recycling or reuse process.

Battery systems: Challenge and chance

The current debates cast light on the need for a charging infrastructure and an improved recycling process for battery systems of electric vehicles. From a logistics point of view, the battery module represents the greatest challenge within the transformation of the supply chain. In the event of damage, the battery quickly becomes an incalculable risk. For the transport of hazardous goods such as these, we use special containers that make an explosion and its consequences virtually non-existent.

Our services for battery disposal

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Our services for battery disposal We test the performance level and then decide

Each battery has its own and individual performance level. We measure this so as to ascertain whether they can be used for other applications.

Depending on the case, it is also possible to repair defective batteries. Depending on the respective case, repairing defective batteries is also an option. Our experienced members of staff check each battery individually and decide on a case by case basis which is the best course of action.

 

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Disassembly of defective batteries We pick up defective batteries and disassemble them

Defective batteries are often disposed of directly, shredded and end up in incinerators. At Rhenus, we disassemble them and carry out any necessary repairs so that they can be put to further use. If not, we disassemble the batteries so that they can be disposed of separately.

 

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Alternative use of defective batteries We always look for meaningful and economical application possibilities

After a certain age, the performance of lithium-ion batteries is no longer sufficient for use in electric vehicles. However, it is still possible to use them as battery storage. The excess energy generated by solar or wind power plants can be stored and used later.

 

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Disposal of defective batteries We make use of a broad network in order to recover as many raw materials as possible

Our affiliate REMONDIS disposes of the batteries together with its partners. A lot of waste management companies specialise in the recycling of certain raw materials. The aim is to recycle as many of the components of a battery as possible so that they can be used again for the construction of new batteries, thereby protecting valuable resources.

Our group of companies already has decades of expertise in waste disposal technology. Backed by our experience, as well as our close relationships with waste management companies, we use them to achieve the best possible recycling processes of battery systems.

 

Sustainability

In addition to the environmentally friendly handling of the batteries in the warehouse or during assembly, we also aim to save resources with this project by identifying solutions for older or defective batteries.

Responsibility

The vehicle manufacturer is responsible for the battery life cycle. We assume a part of this responsibility by also taking care of defective or older batteries. We take this task very seriously. After the analysis of the defective batteries, we decide as to whether they can still be used or whether they must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Environmentally friendly

Together with our affiliate REMONDIS, we want to use older batteries to store the surplus energy from the solar and wind power plants. During the disposal process, we also focus on recovering as many substances from which the batteries are made as possible, so that raw materials can be preserved.

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