EU set to pioneer sustainable batteries
Europe’s clean energy future depends on plugging-in all battery technologies, according to the director of the Consortium for Battery Innovation.
Dr Alistair Davidson told a panel in Brussels that Europe could become the global centre of excellence for sustainable battery manufacturing and recycling, but that it needs to create a level playing field for the different technologies.
He said: “The unrivalled safety record of lead battery manufacturing and recycling in Europe reinforces its role supporting the transition to a low carbon future with renewable energy and clean mobility.
“The demand for battery energy storage is set to soar and lead batteries will be one of the technologies capable of meeting this requirement at scale, from utility grid-scale storage and frequency regulation, or community-based microgrids to fast-charging for electric vehicles.”
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