Hans Eric Melin, founder of Circular Energy Storage inspecting recycled lithium at a Chinese battery recycler.

Hans Eric Melin, founder of Circular Energy Storage inspecting recycled lithium at a Chinese battery recycler.

Understanding the circular lithium-ion battery value chain

At Circular Energy Storage we are consistently researching the market for lithium-ion batteries with special emphasis on end-of-life.

We do this top-down by tracking the batteries that are being placed on the market; what cathode chemistry they have, for which applications they are made, and how they are used. Combined with data from refurbishers and recyclers we know how long these batteries will be in use and in what condition they normally are in when they reach end of life.

We also do this bottom-up by visiting and talking to energy storage companies, refurbishers, recyclers and material companies to verify volumes, recovery technologies and economics.

On top of that we follow everything that is published around the end-of-life area such as research papers, patents, new projects and media articles.

Currently our main research product is our report on the global lithium-ion battery market. We also do bespoke research for companies and governments.

If you want to discuss what we can do for you, please call Hans Eric Melin at +44 775 692 7479 or send an email to: hanseric@circularenergystorage.com