New energy vehicle recycling market prospects
As new energy vehicles have been identified as national strategic goals, a series of policies and regulations have been formulated to promote the development of the new energy industry, mainly to improve the application of new energy vehicle market policies, the planning and construction of electric vehicle-related supporting facilities, etc. These policies have effectively promoted the growth of new energy vehicle sales in Chengdu and the development of new energy vehicle recycling industry.
By the end of 2020, a city had about 93000 new energy vehicles, an increase of 15% over the previous year. After 5-6 years of popularization of new energy vehicles, more and more power batteries have entered the scrap period. For example, by the end of 2020, more than 10000 tons of batteries will enter the retirement period. As the main energy carrier of electric vehicles, lithium batteries are toxic and carcinogenic. If the battery is not standardized and handled improperly, it will cause serious damage to the production and living environment. The waste batteries recycled by new energy vehicles contain copper, cobalt and lithium, which have high economic value. Improper recycling is a serious waste of resources.
There are two main ways to recycle new energy vehicles: cascading and recycling. However, it is found that the recycling system and network of waste batteries in Chengdu are not perfect, and it is necessary to establish and improve the recycling system through multiple channels. At the same time, the key technology of new energy power battery recycling is not mature enough. This low-tech recycling method not only brings benefits to enterprises, but also may cause economic losses and endanger environmental safety.
How to effectively recycle good new energy vehicle batteries, how to increase the research and development of new energy vehicle battery recycling technology, and how to improve the economic benefits of battery recycling enterprises, not only for environmental protection, the development of electric vehicles, battery recycling technology plays an important role, but also conducive to the sustainable and healthy development of the regional environment, which is also of great significance to the coordinated development of human society and ecology in the new era.
Through the recycling of waste power batteries by new energy vehicles, valuable metals (lithium, manganese, aluminum, copper, iron, etc.) can be extracted. These precious metals can bring good economic benefits. The purity of nickel, cobalt and lithium in the plasma of waste power batteries is much higher than that of raw materials extracted from ores and minerals, which is the fundamental reason for the dismantling of waste power batteries and profit from the market. The stock of used batteries is growing, providing continuous resources for raw material manufacturers such as battery recycling. The improvement of waste power battery recycling technology and the reduction of cost will inevitably bring greater opportunities, and waste power battery recycling companies with core advantages may be the winners.
In the future, with the expansion of the scale of the new energy vehicle recycling market, the coverage of ternary lithium batteries will be further improved, which will also promote the rapid growth of various raw materials for battery production, and the prices of precious metals such as cobalt and nickel required for batteries will continue to rise., The huge economic benefits of recycling waste batteries will be highlighted.