the industry

The Battery Recycling

  • The lead-acid battery recycling industry is a major polluter, with 18,000 tonnes of spent batteries incinerated each year in the UK alone.
  • There is an opportunity to use hydrometallurgical processes to reduce the carbon footprint by 85%, cut slag by >90% and recycle the plastics and lead.
  • The lead battery market, globally, will reach US$95bn by 2026, and is set to increase, given the continued demand for vehicles.

The Lead-Acid
Battery Market

  • Lead-acid technology is the most widely used electrochemical system, used in numerous applications from back-up for uninterruptible power supplies and grid energy storage, to traction in battery electric vehicles, and for starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) in conventional combustion engine vehicles.
  • Some of the factors that surge the demand for lead-acid batteries are growing SLI (starting, lighting, and ignition) applications in the automotive industry, increase in renewable energy production, and high demand for energy storage devices.
  • The primary advantage of lead-acid batteries is long cycle-life and weight reduction in vehicles. Therefore, a rise in vehicle sales drives the growth of lead-acid batteries as a cost-effective energy source.
lead-acid recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries

  • Lead-acid batteries, used in internal combustion engines, are the largest battery type, with 831,000 tonnes of batteries for recycling each year - representing 72% of the battery market in Europe alone.
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