Last Tuesday, the first commercial alliance for the circular economy of batteries was signed between Andes Electronics and Ecominería. The main objective is to distribute roles to address early detection of opportunities in reuse, recycling, and final disposal.
Álvaro Cruz, founding partner of Ecominería, stated, “The main challenge of recycling with lithium cells is their high complexity and large number of variants and technologies. This forces us to have efficient methods to store, process, and dispose of them. Meanwhile, Andes Electronics gives a second use to the most difficult-to-recycle cells, which also happen to have the highest remaining storage capacity.”
Francisco Aguirre, CEO of Andes Electronics, declared that “increasingly interesting opportunities are emerging for cooperation in matters of energy sustainability” and that “we are taking the first step, but there is still a long way to go to achieve the zero footprint expected from the Energy and Electromobility sectors