On October 19th, Envirobat España participated in the sessions of the II Meeting of the Circular Economy Agents Network of Castilla-La Mancha, held at the Cigarral del Ángel Custodio #Toledo Auditorium, organized by the General Directorate of Circular Economy of Castilla-La Mancha. Our R&D Department Director, Mr. Micheel Acosta, participated and was part of the panel on “Advancements and Needs: Preparing for New Initiatives: Secondary Raw Materials in the EU,” sharing the panel with Ms. Margarita Ruiz, Deputy Director General of Circular Economy at the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge; Mr. Luis Moreno, CEO of the Ecolec Foundation; Mr. Victor Monsalvo, Director of Innovation at Aqualia; and with moderation by the Co-director of the Circular Economy Chair at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

Envirobat understands that Circular Economy is a sustainable production and consumption model that aims to transition from the loss of value in a linear model to capturing value in a circular model, keeping resources in the chain of productive cycles for as long as possible. Mr. Micheel Acosta presented the 2Cycle Project (Second Life in Lithium-Ion Batteries) developed by Envirobat as a clear example of a circular economy business model in the extension of the lifespan of cylindrical 18650 and 21700 Lithium-Ion battery cells derived from battery waste. The 2Cycle initiative will apply sustainable design implementation (Ecodesign), combining design thinking with circularity methodology, for the manufacturing of new battery packs intended for stationary use in homes, connected to clean energy generation plants, to supply renewable energy to individual mobility vehicles (electric scooters, bicycles, hoverboards, etc.).

The 2Cycle Project aims to reduce 500 tons of this waste, as well as reduce GHG emissions by 1,631.43 t CO2e, promoting a circular business model, enhancing the generation of renewable energy and sustainable mobility, offering scalable and efficient reuse of recovered cells for their second life. This initiative is supported by a grant from the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha “Ayudas – Adelante Inversión” for the promotion of investment and improvement of business productivity, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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