05 March 2023
Dependence and scarcity: the problem with batteries
Recycling of batteries proves to be a global challenge. As of 1 January 2030, batteries in industrial and electric vehicles must contain a minimum percentage of recycled materials from end-of-life batteries. The combination of stricter regulations, scarcity and increasing demand will put enormous pressure on the demand for (recovered) battery materials. It is of strategic importance for the Dutch mobility sector to have access to these (recovered) battery materials. This requires an efficient recycling infrastructure to recover the raw materials.
The Battery Competence Center will focus on realizing recycling capacity in the Netherlands. By bringing the parties that are collecting and processing metal containing material flows in contact with battery users. And by making available the metallurgical knowledge acquired by technical universities and scientific institutes. The establishment of a joint approach allows for the improvement of existing recycling processes and the development of new metallurgical treatment processes.