B.I.G. – Battery Industry Group

The Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.) is a collaboration between over 140 businesses across energy, waste, transport and battery sectors which have large batteries (stationary and mobile) in their value chain.

Haere mai! The aim of B.I.G. is to design a ‘circular’ product stewardship scheme for large batteries. B.I.G. will create safety guidance and explore second-life options and innovative end-of-life solutions that help create a circular economy for large batteries.

In June 2020 the Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage approved $97,200 from the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund for B.I.G. This funding, along with industry funding from Vector, the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc) and the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA), will be used to research and develop a co-designed framework for a product stewardship scheme for large batteries of all types. 

B.I.G. is chaired by Vector. Research for this project is being undertaken by Eunomia Research & Consulting and WasteMINZ has been contracted to provide project coordination.  The structure is below:

 

Core Delivery Team

Governance Group

Working Group - Safety and Logistics Group

Working Group - Battery Innovation Hub

Working Group - Battery User Group

Stakeholder Reference Group

Advisory Group

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