May 19, 2023: Hoppecke is to work with China’s Huayou Recycling Technology on lithium ion battery recycling development, the companies announced on May 16.
The Germany-based lead battery company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huayou, a subsidiary of Huayou Cobalt.
Details of the agreement were not disclosed, but Hoppecke said the move aimed to “create future solutions for a circular economy for lithium ion batteries”.
Hoppecke said it was the first European company with which Huayou had agreed a cooperation deal.
Hoppecke said it aimed to use its expertise to support future lithium battery recycling, which it said was “significantly more complex and complicated” than with lead acid batteries.
In January, Hoppecke announced that its newly launched batteries production plant in Poland secured ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification for quality and environmental management.
Poznan is home to the manufacture of Hoppecke’s latest pure lead AGM batteries series, where production was launched in spring 2022.