UL Awards its Battery Re-use Certification to 4R Energy Corp. for the First Time

4R Energy Corp. was created by the alliance of Nissan and Sumitomo Corp. Since 2010, the reuse of batteries originally used in electric vehicles has been at the heart of the business. The used batteries are re-processed and made available by 4R Energy for use in energy storage systems.

Global safety science company UL has now decided to recognize the work of 4R Energy with its UL 1974 certificate, which qualifies recycled EV batteries for re-use.

UL's press release on this occasion addresses the growing importance of the second-life circle between the e-mobility industry and stationary energy storage systems. Eiji Makino, president of 4R Energy, also emphasizes that the UL certification will positively anchor the value and usefulness of reused batteries in the perception of potential customers, and can therefore also be a beneficial step for the further development of the energy storage industry. Jeff Smidt, Vice President and General Manager of UL, agrees with this assessment: “We are pleased to issue our first UL 1974 certification to 4R Energy and help accelerate the application of recycled and repurposed batteries both as a backup energy source and storage for energy generated by clean, sustainable sources.”

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