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Research & Development in Material Science

Toward the Creation of the Asian xEV Battery Recycling Zone

  • Open or CloseSo Sasaki1*, Yoshiaki Ishimoto2 and Hiromitsu Takagi3

    1Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Japan and Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    2Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Thailand

    3Waste Management Siam Ltd., Thailand

    *Corresponding author: So Sasaki, Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Japan

Submission: February 21, 2022;Published: March 08, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2021.16.000896

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume16 Issue5


There are many research papers on xEV battery recycling, but few on practice-based approaches. The practice case of recycling in Thailand showed that manufacturers could evaluate the quality of used batteries and sort them into rebuild, reuse, and recycle for efficient resource use. In particular, recycling xEV batteries has shown that CO2 emissions can be reduced to one-third by the current cases of pretreatment in Thailand and posttreatment in Japan. Furthermore, if it becomes possible to collect used batteries from neighboring countries and carry out smelting in Thailand in the future, it can be estimated that the current cases can be reduced to one-third. Finally, based on these results, policy implications are recommended.

Keywords: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries; Lithium-Ion Battery (LIB); CO2 emissions; Life cycle management

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