Our hope is to close the gap in the Lithium Circular Economy and make stored energy accessible to everyone, and in doing so reduce the environmental impact of the creation of Lithium Ion Cells.
It's no secret that the futures of energy and mobility are renewable and electric.
The promise of environmentally sustainable, cost effective energy generation and transport is on our doorstep we just need to close the gap. Lithium batteries are powering us towards this future but currently almost all lithium cells are made from mined or extracted lithium. While this works in the interim, like all natural resources on this planet raw lithium is finite. Fortunately unlike oil, coal and other fossil fuels there exists the option to reuse the lithium in batteries after they've reached the end of their life.
We aim to enable these resources to live on beyond the end of their design lifespan. By extracting and refurbishing lithium ion cells from discarded batteries we have created a supply of cost effective lithium cells for use in renewable energy and electric mobility applications. This enables access to this technology for a far greater populace and helps drive us to a sustainable future. In doing so we close the gap on the circular economy by funding the renewable recycling of truly end of life cells to allow them to become the resources for our future.
What Happens to Retired Batteries
In Australia, lithium ion batteries that are put into commercial recycling streams will all eventually find themselves being shredded for their raw material worth.
The actual green house gas emission cost to produce a lithium ion cell varies between countries of manufacture but the process is described in this scientific report.
How we plan to do things differently:
We aim to allow more of the potential lifespan of batteries to be accessed through a second life scheme, thus preventing the resources of battery production being wasted and emissions being released, when batteries retire or are used in faulty equipment.