German battery recycling firm Duesenfeld said on Tuesday that it has won the German Sustainability Award 2024.
The award, which is in its sixteenth year, selects companies that take climate change and the environment seriously and provide innovation and environmentally friendly processes.
Duesenfeld was also among the final nominees for a special award given to a company that contributes to fighting climate change.
The Award was hosted on November 23 at Düsseldorf and given by Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry Bettina Hoffmann.
Duesenfeld’s environmentally friendly recycling process which crushes lithium-ion batteries to black mass doesn’t create harmful materials such as hydrogen fluoride or radioactive waste.
Companies don’t need to install toxic removal machines so that can save on cost and this is also convenient to get related licenses.
The processes are also done at below 80 degrees Celsius, unlike conventional recycling processes done at around 650 degrees Celsius, so that the CO2 footprint is drastically reduced.
Duessenfeld GmbH was founded in Lower Saxony in Germany in 2016. The company offers both front-end and back-end processing technologies and offers to recycle the cathode, anode, separator, and electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.