Today’s collection systems are not enough
Batteries are entering every level of our society. The batteries from electric mobility are starting to reach end-of-life at an exponential rate and collection systems struggle to cope, as they are developed for smaller electronics. Consequently, electric mobility batteries do not reach circular flows at scale but instead stay in hazardous storage, trapping potential sustainable energy and critical raw material.
11 million tons of used batteries are expected to amass till 2030.
Cling is the beginning of a new digital collection system.
Designed to go global.
What Cling does
The green electric revolution
Lithium-ion batteries power the rapid electrification of the energy and transportation sectors that currently account for 3/4 of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Batteries solve one problem with another
Today, production of lithium-ion batteries consumes unsustainable amounts of energy while emitting considerable amounts of GHG emissions. In addition to this, there are ethical and social dilemmas connected to the extraction of raw materials. Therefore more batteries need to be recycled at a higher efficiency rate.
When a battery has fulfilled its purpose in the first application it can often be remanufactured and used in a so-called second life. The battery’s life is extended through recirculation, and we are using the planet’s resources in a more efficient way. In theory, it is very simple. The challenge is to apply this in reality which sets high demands on logistics, management and cooperation.
The b2b market platform
The online mine works as a platform in order to match battery-owners with recyclers and re-manufacturers. A match that is not being made efficiently today. Through the online mine, the battery will find its way to the right circular value stream based on the data requested by the buyer.
Our platform offers one uniquely comprehensive solution for all to enable reuse and recycling at scale. Cling’s platform allows verified professionals to trade used batteries based on their specific needs. Our value creation is comprised of three critical offerings:
- aggregated batteries
- structured and comprehensive data
- simple and safe logistics