As a demand for rechargeable energy storage systems (ESSs) displays a steady increase it is important to manage the resources available in both an ethical and an environmentally conscious way. This includes monitoring the batteries from production all the way to its final recycling.

As a supplier of lithium Ion batteries, Corvus Energy takes this responsibility seriously placing recycling as a vital part of our current and future strategy. The goal is to maintain a sustainable lifecycle for the battery from designing all the way through to recycling.

By having a close monitoring of the batteries state of health through its entire first life we may optimize and propose added value to our customers through second life (re-usage) for batteries and recycling services: When a lithium-Ion battery has served on a vessel for an entire intended lifetime, the remaining capacity is still high enough to be used for other purposes before it finally is recycled.

May the energy storage systems from Corvus Energy be recycled?

Yes. 99% of a Corvus Energy ESS can be recycled.

What is the cost for recycling of the batteries?

At this point in time, the amount of recycling is limited as most of our ESSs are still in the first life. As the volume increases the recycling cost per unit is expected to drop substantially.

Can Corvus Energy take back the batteries after ended design life?

Yes. Corvus Energy provides services to take back batteries after the end of designed life.

Does Corvus Energy take responsibility for finding second life opportunities?

At end of their first life, the ESSs generally has a capacity of approximately 70% of the new ESSs. Corvus Energy can offer second life services provided we have a monitoring agreement through the first life to ensure the health of the battery.