Ecobatt continues to invest in world class technology

With over 7000 collection bins now in the market Ecobatt continues to invest in world class technology. 2023 was a major milestone for the group as they rolled out their collection kiosks in Coles, J B Hi Fi and The Good Guys.    The kiosks are equipped with sensor technology that reports fill levels, battery health […]

Australia needs recycling of lithium-ion.

Australia could lead the way with lithium-ion battery recycling, says CSIRO report

“Recycling of lithium-ion batteries is one of the most important technologies to decarbonise future society”, says Melbourne University researcher Junnan Lu.  Recent research conducted by Lu aims to recycle all materials in these batteries.  Importantly mitigating the negative environmental impact associated with the disposal of end-of-life batteries. Indeed, the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries requires a […]

Expired electric-car batteries set to be a major problem.

Expired Electric car batteries

Expired electric-car batteries are set to be a major problem from 2030.  New research by the University of Technology Sydney has revealed 30,000 tonnes of used electric vehicle batteries will enter the waste stream in Australia by 2030; Just seven years from now. Their work commissioned by Battery Stewardship Council found that: There are an […]

New supply chains to handle battery recycling.

EV car battery

New supply chains to handle battery recycling are the subject of a recent report by the McKinsey group.  With the growth of electric vehicles and the resulting growth in battery production new ways to provide more stable resilient and efficient recycling over fossil fuel internal combustion engines need to be developed. The attached graph shows […]

More innovation to accelerate EV rollout.

Charging station in the UK

More innovation to accelerate the EV rollout will be required if Australians are to successfully make the transition to electric cars.  Undoubtedly, the fact that our cars are right hand drive compared with Europe, and the US, means supply is an issue. EV Australian Sales In the first quarter of 2023 sales of EV’s increased […]

Prices of Critical Metals impede penetration of EV vehicles in China

car battery

Prices of Critical Metals will impede the penetration of EV vehicles in China.  An academic paper has highlighted the challenges with a sobering market analysis.  The world-wide demand for the critical metals of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese will put pressure both on production and pricing.  Getting buy in from the world’s largest market of […]