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Current Press Releases
Mayor of Bremen pays visit to Redux
Mayor of Bremen Dr Andreas Bovenschulte paid a visit to Redux Recycling on 10 February and was undoubtedly impressed by the true spirit of innovation. On a tour of the facility, Dr Bovenschulte was shown the individual steps in the recovery process for batteries and lithium-ion cells. Dr Bovenschulte was particularly interested in the industrial-scale recycling plant for lithium-ion batteries, a first in Europe and currently in operation at the Bremerhaven site following research and development by Saubermacher.
According to Dr Bovenschulte, saving valuable and problematic raw materials and keeping them in circulation is essential when it comes to mastering the vast number of mobile devices currently in use, particularly as this development continues in an upwards trend. Increasing promotion of electric mobility is also strengthening the need for battery recycling solutions.
Dr Bovenschulte praised the company’s innovative strength: ‘The spirit of research is a blessing that will help to improve solutions that are already proving worthwhile.’ Employees at Redux Recycling would like to thank Dr Bovenschulte for his visit and the appreciation he showed for their work.
The full press release (in German) can be found on the website of the City of Bremen:
ZDF: guest in Bremerhaven
What can you do with used electric vehicle batteries?
Once electric vehicle batteries reach the end of their service lives for use in vehicles, which is typically after around eight to twelve years, they still have a performance level of around 80 per cent. They also contain valuable raw materials, that will only become more scarce in the future. How can these electric storage systems continue to be used in the most sensible way possible?
A second life for used batteries
There are a number of options available to ensure that batteries can continue to be used for as long as possible. Our Austrian parent company Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG is working with partners (Grazer Energie-Agentur, Smart Power, AVL, AVL DiTest, Energie Steiermark and green energy lab) to look at how used electric vehicle batteries can be used as stationary storage systems, such as for solar or photovoltaic plants and thus have a second life. A second life makes sense from an ecological perspective, as it extends the service life of the batteries and can help to boost the decentralised production and feed-in of green energy by private individuals and businesses.
Recycling electric vehicle batteries
Once the batteries have definitively reached the end of the lives, it is important that the raw materials in the batteries are recycled so that they can remain in the materials cycle for as long as possible. At Redux, we process all types of lithium-ion batteries on an industrial scale. We already achieve a recycling rate of 95 per cent for metals. Another great output product from our recycling processes is active mass with highly pure nickel, cobalt, lithium and copper.
In November, ZDF visited Redux to look at our recycling process.
The piece starts at 15.37 and is available until 5 November 2022.
Press releases from previous years
Deliveries to REDUX Recycling in Offenbach resuming from September 2019
As promised in our communication of May 16th 2019, we would like to update you on next steps in relation to the fire in our Offenbach production site.Press release PDF (EN)
Fire under control: fire at REDUX in Offenbach
At around nine o’ clock in the morning of May 15th 2019, a fire broke out in a production hall at Redux Recycling. Emergency personnel were able to bring the fire under control within a few hours and no personal injury or damage to the environment was sustained.Press release PDF (EN)
High-Tech for the future
Saubermacher and REDUX open new high-tech recycling plant for lithium-ion batteries. The plant has been installed in Bremerhaven.Press release PDF (EN)
REDUX in Portugal
At ICBR (International Congress of Battery Recycling) Eda Coskun from REDUX presents a new security management system for batteries.Press release PDF (DE)
World market leader in recycling portable batteries to open new high-tech facility taking advantage of Austrian expertise.Press release PDF (DE)
Saubermacher expands business
Saubermacher has acquired 55% of the shares of REDUX, a German specialist in recycling. Redux was founded near Frankfurt on the Main in 1997 and is the European market leader in sorting, processing and recycling batteries with annual sales of about €10m.Press release PDF (DE)