WIXOM – Battery Solutions, LLC. and NextEnergy have kicked off a new project funded by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy centered around evaluating the Michigan’s electric vehicle battery supply chain for collection, analysis, remanufacturing, reuse, and recycling.

This assessment will include areas such as battery capacity and secondary use. The six stage project aims to catalog the current EV recycling infrastructure in Michigan and identify opportunities for growth.

Engaging industry partners will be a huge step forward as the automotive market moves toward a fully electric model. Ultimately, the two organizations aim to provide recommendations to EGLE by February of 2022, strengthening Michigan’s position in
recycling and secondary use for EV batteries.

“All-electric vehicles accelerate our move to a cleaner and more efficient future. Second-life battery use and battery recycling are key items to address with this move. NextEnergy is excited to partner with Battery Solutions to help position Michigan as a
leader in this stage of the electric vehicle value-chain,” said the company’s President and CEO, James Saber.

Battery Solutions has been in battery recycling management with end-to-end solutions for nearly 30 years. Since 1992, they have committed to conserving natural resources from spent batteries and diverting them from landfills through scalable programs. Handling all battery chemistries, sizes and formats, Battery Solutions charts a path forward for their customers by supporting fully traceable end-of-life management services and products.