Waste Batteries and Accumulators
When we talk about batteries and accumulators, we must not think only in terms of mouse devices, remote controls, electronic scales and alarm clocks. The energy supplied is in fact increasingly essential not only in our everyday lives, but also in businesses and towns. Examples of this are smartphones, PCs, drones, but also industrial machinery such as forklifts, road signs equipment, and also electric and hybrid cars are no exception.
Each of these products works thanks to the use of batteries and accumulators and they too, once their useful life is over, become waste in all respects and, as such, they must be treated. Erion Energy is committed to supporting a circular economic model in which also Waste Batteries and Accumulators can be identified not as waste, but as resources.
Erion Energy and the life cycle of electric mobility products.
Electric mobility is in a real moment of transition. At the centre of this green change are lithium batteries which, especially in recent years, have allowed the automotive industry to create a new sustainable mobility. Thanks to tax breaks and policies designed to combat greenhouse gas emissions, the automotive industry has become increasingly green. Likewise, since we are talking about complex products made up of dozens of different components and materials, the management of the end-of-life of an electric or hybrid car requires experience and advanced knowledge of a technical and organisational nature.
Erion Energy knowledge and skills are inherent in some of the most important and critical components of electric cars: the batteries. They contain precious materials which – when properly treated – are able to generate Secondary Raw Materials which can be re-used and reintroduced into new production processes. The benefits of virtuous management are significant. Firstly, this prevents the dispersion of polluting substances in the environment, while their recycling allows savings on imports of raw materials, thus avoiding new extractions from the ground.
To this end and in order to meet the needs of its Producers, Erion has established Energy, the Producer Responsibility Organization dedicated to regulatory compliance and – thanks to the specialised services of Interzero Italy – the provision of operational services for the collection and treatment of Waste Batteries and Accumulators, including specific business sectors such as those of the automotive industry, represented by electric and hybrid cars.
Erion Energy is the Producer Responsibility Organization part of the Erion System dedicated to the management of Waste Batteries and Accumulators.