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Study: Germany can be pioneer for e-auto batteries-batteries

When building the battery production for electromobility, Germany should set a climate neutral strategy from the beginning. This underscores a study by the Think tank agora road turning, which illuminates the perspectives for climate-neutral battery production in Germany. With the draft Battery Ordinance of the EU, a legal framework is already drawn up, which could significantly increase the climate price. It is important to take into account the entire production process, from energy-saving cell production through the use of renewable electricity to the recycling of raw materials as well as ecological and social standards along the supply chains.

Germany is on the way to become Europe’s most important location for the production of battery cells for electric cars. Climate neutrality can be a crucial competitive advantage. Germany has important competencies in all parts of the value chain and with the automotive industry through a promising sales market. Worldwide, demand for environmental and climate-friendly batteries will increase. Our additional work on the automotive working world 2030 shows that alone in battery cell production in Germany 20.000 new jobs can arise. This opportunity is to use for climate protection and economy.”- Christian Hochfeld, Director Agora Running

After the battery study created by the Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research ISI on behalf of Agora Runkewende, the previously existing or planned cell factories existed in Germany will reach an annual production capacity of about 280 gigawatt hours until 2030. In no other European country are currently planned larger capacities.

Study: Germany can be pioneer for e-auto batteries-germanyAgora road

The study focuses on how the environmental and climate balance can be improved in battery production and what politics can do to strengthen the climate price. The battery is responsible for around 30 to 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, which arise in the production of an electric car. Emissions in battery production, in turn, returned to a substantial part of the high energy consumption in the production of battery cells. This energy consumption can be reduced by up to 50 percent with already known, but today not yet market tires in the future. In order to increase investment in these procedures and to improve energy efficiency, Agora recommends road transactions to identify the greenhouse gas emissions of batteries and specify CO2 limits.

In addition to energy efficiency, it is crucial to cover the energy required for battery production as far as possible from renewable sources such as wind power and solar energy. Here Germany has an advantage with his current mix today. Compared to China, the currently most important battery location, about 40 percent less greenhouse gas emissions per kilowatt hour fell in Germany. Through a quick expansion of renewable energies, the balance sheet in Germany could be improved continuously. If renewable electricity is to be credited for the battery production over the general current mix, the policy must define high, generally valid requirements for this.

Raw material efficiency through recycling

The efficiency in the recovery of raw materials can be improved mainly by high recycling standards, both for the substances in the batteries and for substances that can be used for batteries but are bound in other applications. In particular, raw materials such as nickel, cobalt, lithium and graphite are in demand. In addition to a recycling rate in the EU Battery Ordinance, the expansion of recycling infrastructures.

For supply chains, Agora pleads road transactions for as far as possible and legally binding due diligence obligations in raw material promotion. Here, too, the EU Battery Regulation offers the opportunity to define ecological and social standards and thus put incentives for investment.

Study: Germany can be pioneer for e-auto batteries-germanyAgora road

“Brussels sets the course towards climate neutrality in vehicle batteries. The Federal Government should therefore be strong for the EU Battery Ordinance to set sophisticated rules, creates transparency and pretends quotas. This ensures clear conditions and will pay off for the German economy, “recommends Kerstin Meyer, project manager vehicles and drives at Agora road transition and responsible for battery studies.

The study “Battery location on climate price. Perspectives of a climate-neutral battery production for electromobility in Germany “is available for download at Agora Runkewende.

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2 thoughts on “Study: Germany can be pioneer for e-auto batteries”

  1. Studies … / Brussels poses the course – the first: what we have to keep studies prove prof. Sense, the kit and Mr. Hohberg, which absorbs the packs of Caprisonne. And Brussels? Yes of course: sophisticated rules, transparency & clear conditions: The hybrid is the second largest scam for humanity (F. Indra. When is the reason in the heads? The uniqueness of physical conditions? Gravity? We will experience it yet, says Nicoschoedel.

  2. It becomes the highest time for more independence from Asia with regard to the value chain in the production of E-vehicles! These include the most valuable individual component the production of batteries and f&E in this area – as well as the long-term protection of supply chains! This not only allows us to make the processes of recovering the materials and their sustainability (recyclability) according to European standards, but also protects us before the aggressive, democracy cancellation policy of China!


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