At Lithium Werks we have been working to reduce the impact we have on our environment, as well as improving our levels of health and safety at work.
Lithium Werks is aware that mass manufacturing of large format packs and modules increases risk to the environment. Our lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry utilizes environmentally acceptable materials, is recyclable and also has several environmental advantages over rival battery manufacturers. These include:
- There are no heavy metals used in our chemistry
- Phosphate salts are less soluble than the oxide equivalent
- Lower solubility means that there is less potential for leaching
- Phosphate anion allows the use of non-toxic metals (i.e. Iron)
- Both Cobalt and Nickel (used in competing chemistries) are toxic and have chronic exposure hazards
Not only is Lithium Werks lithium iron phosphate a safer chemistry, it is also a more environmentally friendly solution.
Lithium Werks is registered with Stibat, the Dutch battery recycling organisation. This further demostrates our commitment to minimising our environmental impact, reducing waste and making use of technology that otherwise would have ended up in landfill.
As a non-profit organisation, Stibat facilitates all the players involved in the lifecycle of batteries and accumulators. They offer responsible services and solutions that contribute to a circular economy. Stibat strives for maximum recycling of products and raw materials and ensures the safe and responsible processing of batteries and accumulators according to national and European legislation and regulations.