The 50th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, this January, made headlines for its focus on climate change, the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the increasing volume of young and female voices.
The growing momentum in the electric vehicle industry is pushing battery repurposing, recycling, and disposal up the agenda. The onus on battery life cycle management globally is placed on vehicle manufacturers, over the actual battery manufacturers.
Lithium-ion batteries may power our modern lifestyles, but their impact is felt far beyond our own backyard. Lauren Roman explains how Everledger is helping to find a solution to this growing problem of our time.
Everledger’s Lauren Roman shows how the Battery passport will allow manufacturers of electric vehicle batteries to collect, repurpose and share data along the value chain. The opportunities for mitigating climate change are considerable.
Global total waste is on course to grow 70% by 2050, while each human being creates an average of 500kg of waste per year. Nonetheless, we are only recycling around 20% of our global plastic waste.
In recent years, technology firms have come under attack from customers, the media and governments for not doing enough to safeguard privacy and shut down cyberattacks.
Car manufacturers – and governments too – have set their sights on 2035 and the end of fossil fuel mobility, thus emphasising the swap for better battery life cycle management.
In the mid 2010s, blockchain broke free of its tag as a cryptocurrency technology. New applications have demonstrated the wider ability of blockchain to disrupt supply chains where there is a need for increased efficiency, transparency and interoperability across supply chains and where opaqueness has led to concentration of control.