Can batteries be sustainable?

Typically, the batteries used in today’s electric vehicles (EVs) contain rare and toxic components that can raise serious environmental issues. Materials that build the batteries contribute heavily to global greenhouse gas emissions, and incorrect end-of-life disposal could endanger the natural environment. With the rising demand for EVs, solutions to help minimise the negative impacts of batteries are long overdue.

In this webinar, we discussed the major environmental challenges faced in the battery industry and how these are being addressed by CPI, WMG and Johnson Matthey with its combined capabilities in process chemistry and electronics.

We outlined how CPI’s expertise in sensors could extend the useable lifetime of batteries and discussed the possibility of establishing a circular economy for batteries. We will also highlighted approaches to recycling by design and CPI’s expertise in the evaluation of novel materials optimisation as a method for more rapidly finding solutions to replacing more environmentally negative chemistries in batteries.

Ultimately leading to an overview of how together we can drive both environmental and economic gains for the manufacture of batteries.

In this webinar, we discussed:

  1. Intro to CPI
  2. Sustainability of batteries
  3. End of life vs supply chain
  4. Reducing waste and improving production
  5. How we can innovate together

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