Leading on from Lexie’s last post, today I am going to discuss some exciting developments in the battery recycling process that can make the process more cost affective, and less dangerous.
First up, is Swedish based Optisort who have created a self-learning optical sorting system for end-of-life batteries. Sorting batteries is extremely important, as they each hold different chemicals, and therefore must be recycled differently. Optisort’s classification system can sort up to 20 batteries a second (so fast!). With a 99% accuracy level, what this means is that recycling batteries is now easier than ever.
OnTo Technology is a company based in America that is doing research into the rejuvenation of Lithium-Ion batteries. Their aim is to create safe ways to harvest materials and place them back into service.
Check out a video from Bloomberg on OnTo here.
With these two technologies, the future for recycling batteries looks relatively easy, environmentally friendly, and ethical.
Do you know of any other developments in the recycling industry?
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