Honda is expanding their partnership with French recycling specialist SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux).
SNAM mainly focuses on recycling nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium-ion batteries. The company will collect used batteries from various Honda dealers in 22 countries, and prepare them for a “second life” as electrical storage systems, which can then be used in homes or businesses.
“As demand for Honda’s expanding range of hybrid and electric cars continues to grow so does the requirement to manage batteries in the most environmentally-friendly way possible,” Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe, said.
“Recent market developments may allow us to make use of these batteries in a second life application for powering businesses or by using recent improved recycling techniques to recover useful raw materials which can be used as feed stock into the production of new batteries, ” Gardner added.