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Honda Motor Europe is expanding its partnership with SNAM to recycle finish-of-everyday living batteries from...


  • Honda Motor Europe is expanding its partnership with SNAM to recycle finish-of-everyday living batteries from hybrids and electrical autos in Europe
  • SNAM is investigating the probability of utilizing batteries in a ’second life’ for the storage of renewable vitality in industrial apps
  • New hydrometallurgy procedures enable extraction and recycling of resources from batteries not ideal for a second-everyday living software
  • Devoted web system enables sellers to request Europe-extensive assortment of made use of batteries


Honda Motor Europe is expanding its battery recycling partnership with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to progress the sustainable usability of its finish-of-everyday living traction batteries. The pan-European arrangement will see SNAM collect and recycle batteries from Honda’s rising variety of hybrid and electrical autos and both potentially get ready them for ‘second-life’ renewable vitality storage makes use of or extract beneficial resources for recycling if they are not ideal for that intent.


Honda and SNAM have worked alongside one another because 2013, to guarantee the traceability of finish-of-everyday living batteries and dispose of them in accordance with European Union environmental specifications. The expansion of this agreement will see SNAM collect Lithium-ion and Nickel Steel Hydride (NiMH) batteries from throughout Honda’s seller community and Authorised Remedy Amenities (ATF) in 22 nations around the world, just before analysing how ideal they are for recycling and processing them accordingly.


Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe, said: “As desire for Honda’s expanding vary of hybrid and electrical cars carries on to increase so does the requirement to deal with batteries in the most environmentally-friendly way attainable. Modern current market developments may well enable us to make use of these batteries in a second everyday living software for powering corporations or by utilizing the latest improved recycling techniques to recuperate practical raw resources which can be made use of as feedstock into the production of new batteries.”


Safe and sound and small carbon transport is utilised for the assortment of made use of traction batteries. On arrival, SNAM assesses which battery packs are legitimate for inclusion in a new vitality storage product. These are then repurposed and designed accessible by SNAM for domestic and industrial apps.


When battery cells are broken and unsuitable for ‘second life’ apps, resources this kind of as cobalt and lithium can be extracted utilizing hydrometallurgy techniques involving the use of aqueous chemistry. These can be reused in the production of new batteries, colour pigments or as practical additives for mortar. Other typically made use of resources which includes copper, metallic and plastics are recycled and provided to the current market for use in the production of a selection of apps.


Dealers can set up and request the assortment of finish-of-everyday living batteries for procedure and recycling via SNAM’s devoted on the internet system. Collection can be arranged from centralised storage hubs in fifteen doing the job days, so that sellers do not have to retail outlet batteries at their premises. The agreement applies to substantial ‘traction’ batteries made use of to energy motors in hybrid and electrical autos, as opposed to smaller batteries made use of for ignition in petrol or diesel cars.


SNAM is supportive to Honda’s functions on eco-aware style and design of upcoming batteries, so that the environmental audio procedure of these batteries at the finish of their practical everyday living can be assured.





Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux (SNAM): SNAM was formed as an offshoot of the metallurgical field in 1981, and from the nineteen nineties has founded itself as a big participant into the “loop economy”. SNAM’s prosperity of working experience and renowned knowledge make it just one of number of providers in the earth to have mastered the techniques for processing batteries and accumulators. A subsidiary of the Floridienne Team (chemistry division), SNAM is a firm having fun with ongoing expansion: European environmental 14001 Certification acquisition of specialised subsidiaries (sorting of blended batteries, galvanisation procedures, and so on). For much more info, go to www.snam.com



Honda Motor Europe Ltd. Honda designs, manufactures and marketplaces automobiles, bikes and energy goods throughout the world. A global leader in powertrain and electromotive systems, Honda makes much more than twenty five million engines yearly for its three product or service lines. Honda Motor Europe has accountability for supporting and strategically coordinating all of Honda’s European enterprise functions, which includes production, revenue, internet marketing and shopper support for auto motorcycle and energy products operations.

Honda in Europe has committed to its Electric powered Vision: that 100% of its mainstream auto vary will be electrified by 2022. The initial product, CR-V Hybrid, was released in 2019. Through 2020, it will be joined by the whole electrical Honda e and the all-new Jazz e:HEV Hybrid.