U.S. Energy Storage Association Corporate Responsibility Initiative Task Force Issues New Guidelines for End of Life, Recycling of Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems
The U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) today announced that its Corporate Responsibility Initiative (CRI) Task Force has published Guidelines for End of Life and Recycling of Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage Systems. This new resource outlines how to plan for end-of-life management of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries from decommissioned energy storage systems (ESS) in an environmentally sustainable way.
“The expansive growth of energy storage comes with an increased responsibility that we are committed to meeting through our industry-led CRI Task Force,” said ESA CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman. “The CRI Task Force recognizes the environmental responsibility that the industry holds in the production, use, and disposal of battery systems. This set of guidelines aims to address the oncoming industry-wide challenges in the face of rapid growth, and ultimately, end of life of these systems. We’re proud to support the industry leaders contributing to responsible end-of-life management practices.”