Green Cars: Recycling Batteries

Kristina Osterman - June 01, 2010

Hybrid Car

Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries are used in most of today’s hybrid cars and offer major performance and environmental benefits. These include higher energy density and longer life than conventional lead acid batteries. The NiMH battery is also smaller and lighter, which adds to the fuel economy of hybrid cars.

Both NiMH and lithium-ion batteries can be recycled. Through its award-winning zero waste and closed-loop battery recycling process, Belgium-based Umicore Battery Recycling (UBR) is the leading recycler of such batteries in the world. The company’s process is dedicated to the safe recycling of NiMH and lithium ion batteries and battery packs, transforming end-of-life batteries into secondary materials used for new battery manufacture.

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