A review of China’s approach to recycling lead and lithium-ion batteries has been launched aimed at proposing “a complete and efficient” nationwide power battery system.
The China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA) said the study by industry leaders and academics would “explore future system design and policy development direction”.
The review, being conducted by the Zhongguancun Energy Storage Industry Technology Alliance, aims to “avoid the chaos” that has occurred to date across the country’s lead-acid recycling industry, the CNESA said.
“Materials manufacturers and so on have joined the team to develop and build power battery recycling capacity,” according to a CNESA report. Recycling companies, power battery companies, lead-acid battery recyclers, lithium-cobalt resource companies, and electrodes materials manufacturers are also involved.
“With the increasing scale of decommissioned batteries and the increasing demand for lithium, cobalt and nickel resources, the economics of recycling and recycling of elements have gradually emerged,” the CNESA said.
BEST Battery Briefing reported earlier this year that China had published a list of interim measurestowards establishing a regulatory framework for the recycling of batteries from the country’s fast-developing new energy vehicle market.
In June, the chairman of the China Industrial Alliance of Renewable Energy, Li Shilong, urged authorities to shut down “substandard” secondary lead production facilities as part of moves to boost the recyclingof lead-acid batteries.