BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 11
The construction of a plant for recycling of used batteries is being completed in Kazakhstan's Stepnogorsk town, Trend reports with reference to Kazinform news agency.
This project was funded by the Damu Foundation, the report says.
The number of projects for the transition to a "green economy" is increasing, including the development of renewable energy, green construction, sustainable and efficient organic agriculture, waste management, and recycling. Therefore, the state actively supports projects in the field of ecology.
Chemical means of storing electricity are harmful to the environment. Therefore, the new production is of great importance for the entire region.
"There is a similar plant only in Taldykorgan city of Kazakhstan. Accordingly, the market is large. We won't have any problems collecting raw materials. We have been working on batteries for many years. The waste was handed over to the factories, which we studied. The demand for finished products is also high," - said the head of the project Boris Melnikov.
The plant will process about 22,000 tons of used batteries per year. The design capacity will reach over 13,000 tons. The finished product – lead ingots – are planned to be implemented in the factories to produce batteries. The plastic that is extracted from the outer casing will be sold to enterprises that manufacture polyethylene products.
The plant is scheduled to be launched in December this year. Currently, the building is being reconstructed, commissioning is underway, the infrastructure is fully provided, and equipment has been imported from Russia. Some 70 people will be employed on a permanent basis.