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Berzelius expands lead battery recycling capacity

Archiv – Germany | Lead manufacturing and recycling corporation Berzelius, one of the world leading companies in lead battery recycling, has recently inaugurated new facilities at its subsidiary Muldenhütten Recycling (MRU), based in Freiberg, Germany. The company is a prominent specialist in recycling lead-acid car batteries and is located in the state of Saxony, Northern Germany.Germany | Lead manufacturing and recycling corporation Berzelius, one of the world leading companies in lead battery recycling, has recently inaugurated new facilities at its subsidiary Muldenhütten Recycling (MRU), based in Freiberg, Germany. The company is a prominent specialist in recycling lead-acid car batteries and is located in the state of Saxony, Northern Germany.
The new facility will bring the company in a technological forward position. “The opening of this new production line pleases me especially in times like these,” said Saxony Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich at the opening ceremony. ’It will strengthen the market position of the company and is a good signal towards the employees. Environmental technology, energy efficiency and recycling are industries that will remain a focus of industrial development in Saxony.
Mr Tillich says that MRU is well prepared, claiming that Innovation and years of experience of the staff are excellent: ’Starter batteries containing lead in cars are still unbeatable and extremely environmentally friendly, because they will be recycled at almost 100%.’
Very critical, therefore, we assess the review of Annex II of the EU ELV Directive: MRU’s Environmental manager Stefan Büch adds a critical note: ’Why is the EU government in Brussels so ambitious to impose a ban on lead-acid battery? It’s a mystery for me. The potential risks of eliminating this kind of industry cannot and should not be the direction of an EU policy.’ He asked the German government for appropriate support.

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