26 Mar '18, 10am

#Nissan, #Sumitomo Corp. and #4R open plant in Japan to #recycle #EV batteries

#Nissan, #Sumitomo Corp. and #4R open plant in Japan to #recycle #EV batteries

4R Energy Corporation, a joint venture between Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation, is opening Japan’s first plant specializing in the reuse and recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles The availability of used lithium-ion batteries is expected to increase significantly in the near future as buyers of the first generation of electric cars look to replace their vehicles. The recycling and refabrication of such batteries is expected to have a substantial impact on the battery industry, affecting demand for new battery materials, and on the environment and society as a whole. Established in 2010 by Nissan and Sumitomo Corporation to focus on the effective reuse of electric-car batteries, 4R has gained valuable expertise. (Earlier post .) The company has developed a system that quickly measures the performance of used batteries, and it plans to apply this innovati...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/03/20180326-nissan.html

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