New safe method for transporting unsafe batteries
More and more people are driving electric cars; industry and government are working together to accelerate the introduction of electric transport. And with success. At present there are more than 100,000 electric cars on the roads in the Netherlands.
Safe transport of unstable batteries
In the future, batteries from electric cars will have to be dismantled. For safety reasons, the dismantled batteries will have to be transported carefully. For the majority of batteries this represents no problems. However, there are also unstable batteries that are classified as unsafe for transport. These batteries involve a number of additional transport risks, for example due to an accident or other causes. ARN, the recycling expert in the Dutch mobility sector, has had three unique battery boxes developed for this transport flow.
The three boxes, produced from stainless steel, consist of an outer case and a non-permeable packaging layer. The kevlar sheath will neutralise any explosion, while in the event of fire, an internal extinguisher system absorbs oxygen and reduces the temperature to a normal level. With this innovation, ARN has introduced a good solution for the transport of unstable batteries.
As a recycling expert, together with more than 300 partner organisations, ARN is responsible for the environmentally safe collection and processing of end-of-life cars. Based on manufacturer’s responsibility, automotive manufacturers and importers are required to take back batteries at the end of their useful life. In collaboration with Stibat (Stichting Batterijen), transport operators and recyclers, ARN provides collection, logistic and processing services for end-of-life batteries.