EUROBAT, the European battery manufacturers’ association, together with the International Lead Association, ILA, launched this October 1st the lead battery communication and advocacy campaign entitled Charge the Future.
The campaign aims at promoting the vital and key role that lead batteries play in the Europe’s clean energy revolution to meet the growing demand for battery energy storage in Europe. In fact, market analyses predict the demand for battery energy storage will increase ten times by 2050, the tentative deadline for the EU to become climate neutral and achieve net zero carbon emissions.
Through this Charge the Future campaign, EUROBAT and ILA are calling on legislators to fully recognize the critical role of lead batteries as part of the EU’s decarbonisation and electrification objectives. The campaign includes several actions such as meeting decision-makers in Brussels and across the EU – from MEPs to European Commission officials and Member States, a dedicated website, a social media programme in Twitter and LinkedIn and a blog.
Lead batteries are crucial to essential products and services including vehicles, renewable energy storage, back-up for mobile telecoms and data centers, but also in many other applications including industrial energy, powering forklift trucks as well as throughout the rail and mass transit industry.
Lead batteries are an important foundation for a new European economic model in five important areas:
The European industry supports manufacturing, skilled jobs, and innovation – while also underpinning many other essential industries and services. Recylex, as European specialist in the recycling of lead and as a key player in the circular economy, very much supports this joint-collaboration and Europewide campaign. The Recylex group’s mission is to supply recycled raw materials by regenerating the urban mine – recycle and transform waste into valuable resources, acknowledging the importance of promoting the role of lead acid batteries in building a sustainable future for all.