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Ecobat Acquires Leading European Lithium-Ion Recycler

Acquisition expands Ecobat’s position in Europe as the leader in recycling batteries of all chemistries               

Ecobat Acquires Leading European Lithium-Ion Recycler loEcobat, the global leader in recycling batteries, recently announced its acquisition of Promesa, a leading EV lithium-ion battery recycling operator based in Hettstedt, Germany.


Jimmy Herring, Ecobat’s president and chief executive officer said:

“The addition of the Promesa team means Ecobat is the only provider in Europe with the capability to offer our customers the full suite of recycling services for lithium-ion batteries, from collecting, discharging and dismantling batteries to crushing and sorting them and arranging for black mass disposal.” He added: “Building on this acquisition, Ecobat will continue to expand our position in the lithium-ion battery recycling space with future investment plans underway to increase capacity at our Promesa facility and to build out additional dismantling capabilities across Germany.”

The demand for EV lithium-ion battery recycling continues to accelerate across Europe and the world, and it is expected to be worth $4.7 billion in 10 years. Promesa’s strategic location in the vehicle manufacturing and lithium battery centre of Germany provides Ecobat a crucial entry point in one of the most critical markets for battery access and OEM factory scrap. The EV Li-ion battery recycling is growing in Europe at a compound annual growth rate of 31.6%. Additionally, Promesa represents a critical part of the battery recycling process and value chain and will provide Ecobat with access to business-critical permits for 3,200 tons of chemical compounds. These contracts cover a broad range of waste materials associated with a variety of battery chemistries from household to electric vehicles, positioning Ecobat for expansive growth opportunities.

About Ecobat

A leader in the collection, recycling, production, and distribution of energy storage resources essential to modern life.

From the batteries used in vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure to the backup power systems that support hospitals and data centres, the materials we recycle and produce are essential components in the technologies developed to meet the world’s energy storage needs. With the rising adoption of electric vehicles and their reliance on batteries, we are continually expanding our collection and recycling management services. It’s all part of our commitment to protecting the planet for all.

About Promesa

PROMESA GmbH & Co. KG is headquartered in Hettstedt, Germany and was founded by VVG GmbH & Co. KG for the treatment and recycling of lithium battery systems. The technology, developed in the last decade, enables safe recycling of lithium primary batteries and lithium-ion accumulators. The entire process is designed to handle battery and accumulator systems from the post-consumer, industrial and military sectors.

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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