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Batteries for electricity storage

A wave of spent batteries is rolling toward China: Worn-out or badly slowed batteries from the country’s ever-growing EV fleet. These are not simply allowed to go to waste. EV makers are obligated to take care of recycling – to use raw materials sparingly and to protect the environment and climate. Worn-out but still functional batteries can be used as stationary energy storage units. After the battery dies, however, there is only one thing left to do: recycling the battery cells – and thus break them down into their usable components and raw materials such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese or graphite.

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