ILA welcomes new member SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A.
SYSTEMS SUNLIGHT S.A. specialises in the development and production of batteries and energy storage systems for industrial and advanced technology applications. Ranked among the world’s leading manufacturers of batteries for these applications, the company consists of a core state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and a battery recycling facility in Northern Greece, with battery assembly units in Italy and more soon to come in the USA
Appointed this year, CEO, Lampros Bisalas brings together Sunlight’s recycling, manufacturing and innovation insights in his Charge the Future comment, highlighting how batteries play a key part in the EU’s energy transition plans and stating that ‘the energy storage sector has supported the transition to green energy and electrification so far and will continue to do so as the pace intensifies.’ Sunlight’s Lead Technology Strategic Advisor Stephanos Kanidis echoed this in his Charge the Future blog, highlighting that the lead battery industry as ‘one of the important battery foundation technologies’ will help to achieve the European Commission’s Industrial Strategy.
Of Sunlight joining ILA, Mr Bisalas said: “We at Systems Sunlight are thrilled to join the innovative and pioneering International Lead Association (ILA). The ILA promotes the responsible production, use and recycling of lead and is at the forefront of innovation and international best practice. We actively participate in the campaign ‘Charge the Future’ – promoting the key role that lead batteries play in Europe’s clean energy revolution, which aligns with our transition to a battery technology powerhouse.”
Sunlight is already a recognised member of the Lead (Pb) REACH Consortium, a voluntary initiative managed by the ILA. To support accelerated industry innovation, Sunlight has also joined our Consortium for Battery Innovation, specialising in advanced lead battery research. Additionally, as a new EUROBAT member, Sunlight’s contribution to the European manufacturing industry is further recognised.
Dr Andy Bush, Managing Director of ILA said: “We are delighted to have Systems Sunlight join us as our most recent member. Sunlight’s twin contribution to innovative lead battery recycling as well as manufacturing makes them a key player in European industry and we look forward to working with them for continued success”.
The ILA is also proud to note Sunlight’s recent accolade – achieving gold in the ‘Circular Economy’ category as well as silver in the ‘Emission control technologies’ category at this year’s Greek Environment Awards. This dual distinction reflects the company’s commitment to the principles of sustainable development and environmental management.
Sunlight’s battery recycling plant in Komotini converts more than 95% of lead battery inputs into other reusable products such as high quality industrial salts. Sunlight Recycling is able to recycle 25,000 tons of spent batteries per year and produce 16,500 tons of highly pure lead and lead alloys – all using cutting edge technology with zero environmental absorption of liquid and air pollutants. The company’s lead recycling arm is an exemplar of circular economy principles as it provides more than 60% of Sunlight’s total lead needs every year.