기아-SK이노베이션, 전기차 배터리 순환경제 구축 협력
내 금속 회수 가능성과 효과 및 효율성 등을 평가
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Kia-SK Innovation cooperates with EV battery to build a circular economy
Evaluate the possibility, effectiveness, and efficiency of metal recovery
[Introduction of the case/ Reporter Moon Hong-cheol] = Kia and SK Innovation announced on the 29th that they have secured the possibility of creating an industrial ecosystem that enables eco-friendly treatment of electric vehicle batteries by recovering metals including lithium from batteries after use.
The two companies signed a business agreement to build an electric vehicle battery industry ecosystem in March of last year as one of strengthening their ESG (environmental, social, governance) management, and conducted a battery recycling demonstration project after one year of use, resulting in the possibility, effect, and efficiency of recovering metals in the battery. Etc. were evaluated.
Kia evaluates batteries after use as a battery performance evaluation system at the Hyundai Motor Group level, and batteries with excellent residual performance are divided into modules or packs and reused as energy storage devices (ESS).
If the residual performance is low, Kia disassembles the battery into cells, and SK Innovation uses its own technology to recover metal resources for cathode materials  such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt, and use them for electric vehicle battery recycling.
Both companies plan to build an EV battery circulation ecosystem that includes △pre-treatment (battery disassembly) △metal resource recovery △use of cathode materials △battery manufacturing △vehicle installation. In addition, it plans to contribute to the expansion of ESG management by creating various management models for eco-friendly disposal of batteries after use.
Kwon Hyuk-ho, head of Kia's domestic business division, said, “Kia and SK Innovation will jointly establish a battery use system after use to reinforce the social responsibility and sustainable management of manufacturers in accordance with the popularization of electric vehicles.” “By applying this process, we will increase our position as an eco-friendly mobility brand.”
"The recycling of batteries after use is one of the responses to the increase in demand for metal resources due to the popularization of global electric vehicles, and it can alleviate the generation of greenhouse gases and the environmental burden on the country," said Kim Chul-joong, head of SK Innovation's strategic headquarters. Based on this, we will contribute to the global expansion of the after-use battery utilization system established in Korea.”
 A core material that determines battery capacity and output, and determines battery performance.
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