Japan-based energy producer JERA Co., Inc. has started a demonstration project for a large-scale energy storage system that recycles electric vehicle drive batteries.
As per the firm, it utilises a latent integration into an extra-high-voltage transmission grid. It said that with technical expertise from Toyota, the project will promote the establishment of a concrete sweep energy storage system that can be connected to the transmission grid the first-ever reusable energy to be applied in the world.
The firm said that as electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in demand, lithium-ion and several vehicle batteries are opening opportunities for more secure energy generation in the future.
It said that through the project, JERA will be able to promote EVs for full domestic reuse and facilitate the technological development for zero carbon emissions and recyclability of used EV batteries.
It is expected that this demonstration project will be one of the many global efforts from JERA to contribute to optimal energy utilisation, for the decarbonisation of energy sources and resource circulation worldwide.
“We will apply the operational data gained from the large-scale energy storage system to advance the development of technologies that reduce CO2 emissions over the lifecycle of vehicle batteries and improve the safety and reliability of used batteries,”said the firm in its note.
“Going forward, JERA will continue collaborating with leading companies from Japan and overseas, both within the energy industry and beyond, to develop technologies like energy storage systems and services that contribute to optimal energy utilization as we proactively seek to achieve decarbonisation and resource circulation across society,” pointed out the firm.