How would you describe your solution in a few words?
The KYBURZ MultiLife concept is the answer to the booming e-mobility. However, the battery production is resource-intensive. After their initial use in new vehicles, they are used in factory-refurbished vehicles and energy storage solutions. This extends the life of the battery, the most resource-intensive component, many times over.
KYBURZ has developed a new battery recycling process that directly recovers over 91% of the raw materials used in battery manufacturing in direct and pure form without the use of chemicals. The novel process makes it possible to close the material cycle and save 71% of gray energy.
Who are your customers?
KYBURZ MultiLife covers industrial/delivery companies as well as private customers who use e-vehicles in the local area or aim for sustainable energy storage. Raw materials from recycled 4thLife batteries can be sold as pure raw material.
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
- Resources are conserved through multiple uses in products
- Raw materials remain in material cycle
- The grey energy used in electric vehicles and solar power storage systems is reduced by two-thirds
- Battery recycling does not use chemicals and uses 80% to 90% less energy than traditional processes
- Re-use of batteries in other products prolongs their lifetime even further
How do you manage to exist on the market?
The KYBURZ MultiLife concept enables maximum use of resources across all product lives. Through smart design, the raw materials remain in the cycle and KYBURZ thus gains independence from the outside and an economic advantage. The multiplication of demand for rechargeable batteries in the future predicted by experts is also a great potential for growth thanks to the in-house process for battery recycling.
Nominated Solution: MultiLife
Company: KYBURZ Switzerland AG
Further Information: www.kyburz-switzerland.ch/multilife