e.battery systems develops energy storage from used car batteries

WOLFURT, 18.05.2022

e.battery systems (Vorarlberg Austria) is now developing and producing large energy storage systems for industry and commerce. To this end, the company has concluded long-term contracts with international automotive manufacturers. These supply lithium car batteries. Production is to increase rapidly from a few dozen systems in the first year to several thousand storage systems with a total capacity of several gigawatt hours.

e.battery systems GmbH develops and manufactures innovative energy storage solutions for industry and commerce, as well as customized batteries for electric vehicles, construction machinery and industrial plants. The company was founded in 2019 by Christopher Schöpf and has been pursuing a consistent growth strategy ever since. In the previous year, the workforce more than doubled from 20 to 45. At the beginning of 2022, e.battery systems moved into a new production site in Wolfurt with around 3,000 square meters of space.

The company is now starting the production of a stationary energy storage system based on used vehicle batteries. Several international car manufacturers are supplying the necessary batteries for this. The innovative second-life energy storage systems are used primarily in industry and commerce, for example to store electricity from a company's own photovoltaic system, to absorb peak loads or to bridge power outages. Their capacities range from 100 kilowatt hours to several megawatt hours.

Up to ten years of additional use

"By recycling used lithium-ion batteries, their service life can be extended by up to ten years. Valuable resources thus remain in the cycle longer and the very good eco-balance of e-vehicles is further improved," explains Christopher Schöpf, CEO of e.battery systems. Low-voltage batteries are being used for the first time in energy storage systems. The system guarantees 100 percent reliability and reduces material consumption by 70 percent.

"The software-based converter technology enables a kind of 'plug & play' system for large-scale storage systems with low voltage. This means that different on-board batteries can be easily combined in one energy storage system," emphasizes Schöpf. With price savings of more than 30 percent compared to new systems, he sees enormous market potential for the solution. The universal energy storage systems can be easily integrated into existing installations. Production is expected to reach up to 30 megawatt hours as early as next year. Demand is high, as Schöpf explains: "We already have inquiries from all over the world, for example from Germany, Kazakhstan, Senegal and the Philippines.

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