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The world's most comprehensive report about the lithium-ion battery end-of-life industry

127 pages

46 charts and tables

lists and mentions of over 100 COMPANIES


Two offers:

Report and advisory package

This includes:

  • Report delivered as pdf

  • Executive Summary slide deck

  • Half day workshop at the customer’s location including presentation of the main findings and discussion of implications and options for the customer’s business

  • Access to updates of data and current report when available during one year and 20% discount on next report

  • All data in the report in spreadsheet format

Price for this package is £4,250*

Price is exclusive of VAT (applicable for UK customers only) Restructuring of the total package can be arranged. For order and questions, call Hans Eric Melin at +44 775 692 7479, or send email to

*Does not include traveling costs for workshop outside of UK.

Report only

Report delivered as pdf to be used within the customer’s organisation.

Price: £1980

Price is exclusive of VAT (applicable for UK customers only)

The lithium-ion battery end-of-life market 2018–2025

97,000 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries will be recycled in 2018. 67,000 tonnes of this will be recycled in China and 18,000 tonnes in South Korea. Only 12,000 tonnes will be recycled in the rest of the world, which basically is what all current research is focusing on today. 

Still the amount that goes to recycling is less than half of what actually reaches end-of-life. 

The main reason for this is not that batteries go to waste but a consequence of a rapidly growing reuse industry that prepare both industrial and portable batteries for reuse in applications in everything from small power banks to large utility-scale energy storage solutions.

Reuse of batteries is about to change not only the recycling market but might in fact change the entire battery industry and have significant effect even on the automotive and energy industries in the world.

This report explains the mechanisms and drivers of the market starting by exploring what happens with the batteries when they reach end-of-life today and then further describes what to expect when the volumes from electric vehicles start to come off the market.

The report is for anyone who takes decisions around end-of-life issues for lithium-ion batteries such as:

  • Automotive and battery industry executives with responsibility for electrification, strategic development, new markets and sustainability

  • Material industry executives with responsibility for strategy and business development, sourcing, sales and recycling

  • Energy company managers and executives with responsibility for energy storage, strategic development and sustainability

  • Recycling and refurbishment professionals with responsibility for strategic development, sales, collection and operations

  • Investors with current or future positions in recycling, material and energy storage companies

Key segments covered:

  • The lithium-ion industry from an end-of-life perspective – Tonnes placed on the market, applications, chemistries etc

  • Structure and drivers in end-of-life market – The role of the players in the market, costs and revenues, reuse and refurbishment

  • Recycling of lithium-ion batteries – Methods, research, market, costs and revenues, players in China, South Korea, Japan, Europe, North America and the rest of the world

  • Second life for lithium-ion batteries – Feasibility, markets, applications, players and projects in Europe, North America, Japan and China

  • Conclusions based on the reports findings – Volumes of batteries reaching end-of-life, available for second life and recycling by chemistries, applications and geography, volumes of raw materials from recycling and opportunities for players in the market.