The Battery Innovation Hub (BIH), Audi, Everledger and Vector have been working on a battery traceability platform to support the proposed product stewardship scheme developed by B.I.G. This platform will optimise battery life cycle, support safety and governance, enhance efficiency and ensure responsible end of life recovery. They are delighted to launch this video which demonstrates how the platform would work, using an Audi battery. View the video here.
Transitioning away from fossil fuels to energy systems which use batteries can’t just be about reducing emissions during use but must take a holistic approach. This means reducing a battery’s environmental impact from the extraction of the materials which make it up, through to how it’s dealt with at the end of life.
To find the most sustainable solutions we must turn to the waste hierarchy.