Aceleron’s partnership with Total Access to Energy Solutions (Tates) to expand clean energy accessibility and tackle unsustainable battery waste in Kenya.
Engineering news (article by Marleny Arnoldi) talks about Aceleron’s partnership with Total Access to Energy Solutions (Tates) to expand clean energy accessibility and tackle unsustainable battery waste in Kenya by repurposing old battery packs.
This will be done by converting “Tates and its partners’ waste lithium-ion battery cells into repairable, upgradable and affordable long-cycle reusable battery packs to bring cleaner power to more than 800 people in off-grid communities across Kenya and its neighbours – Benin, Rwanda and Libya.”
A major motivation for Aceleron’s founders, Dr Amrit Chandan and Carlton Cummins, is to make batteries more sustainable and tackle the growing mountain of battery waste in Kenya and across the world. Less than 5% of lithium-ion batteries are recycled and the world is expected to generate two-million tonnes of waste batteries every year by 2030.
Adapting EV batteries to be repurposed would encourage reuse and support a circular ecosystem – including creating additional storage capacity to support an influx of EVs and charge points on the grid. Carlton Cummins, Co-Founder, discusses with James Cook for The Telegraph.
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