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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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