Anhui province, together with another 16 regions in China, is piloting a national program on recycling and reusing new energy car batteries, authorities said in a statement.
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) worked together with another six ministries to issue the statement recently, asking those regions and China Tower Corp, a mobile communication infrastructure company, to explore market-oriented battery-recycling systems.
The move provides an exciting opportunity to the province’s development of the battery recycling industry and its establishment of a network system for recycling and reusing retired batteries, an official with the Anhui Provincial Commission of Economy and Information Technology said.
The province will create an industrial alliance, and build two systems, one to recycle and the other to track batteries, by 2020, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, platforms for assessing, trading and developing batteries will be set up.
Without proper means of disposal, old batteries could bring about environmental and safety risks and result in a waste of resources.
Batteries from the first wave of new energy cars in China will begin to reach the end of their lifecycle in a large scale this year, according to the MIIT.