Closing the loop of electric vehicle batteries
Connecting the battery ecosystem to ensure batteries are reused, repurposed and recycled.
Scaling the platform
Sellers and buyers in network
Tonnes of batteries listed on our platform
Number of listed batteries per week
Total energy in MWh
Matching supply and demand of EV batteries
Cling’s b2b market platform aggregates used li-ion batteries from car dismantlers, repair workshops, production lines, and other collectors worldwide. A closed loop is enabled by providing vetted reusers, repurposers and recyclers a reliable and predictable feed; avoiding the problems that come with a fragmented and intermittent supply.
Battery systems come in all shapes and forms and with vastly different properties. Each of these have been used differently and must individually be evaluated for reuse, repurposing and recycling. These factors create a complex matching problem – where is each battery located and where should each battery go?
Cling is answering these questions for customers by building a data model called Chem2Pack. It maps out which chemistries, cells and modules are contained in which battery packs. It contains details of which cells are in which modules, and which chemistries are in which cells.
Chem2Pack includes the location, dimensions, form factors, and other relevant parameters for the corresponding batteries. This enables sellers and buyers to capture the remaining economic and environmental value – whether it is energy in second life applications or raw material content for recyclers.
The Power Current with Chris Berry
An appearance on Chris Berry’s podcast by William Bergh and Eden Yates, discussing the looming logistics challenge for EV batteries and trading at end-of-life.
Digital gruva för batterimetaller – Consid podd
En podcast om resan mot en cirkulärekonomi för batterier. Trevlig lyssning!
Notes by Hillary Predko – The Prepared
One end-of-life battery doesn’t have a huge amount of value, but Cling…
Deep dive: The Energy Transition
Transforming the energy sector is exciting because…
“Cling is spot on with their market platform that facilitates batteries to faster become circular and enables the critical raw material to eventually become the basis for new batteries”Michael Abraham, CEO of Sveriges Bilåtervinnares Riksförbund and Bilretur
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EV Batteries – Who controls them? Who owns them?
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On the Inflation Reduction Act, new EU Battery Regulation, and Energy Security
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Why the promise of sustainable batteries depends on shared data
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On recycling vs second life
“Should a used battery go to second life or recycling?” is a common question we hear. There is nothing wrong with asking it, but…
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