Reused and repurposed, pushing batteries to new limits

Mobilize makes the most of Renault Group’s expertise and its industrial infrastructure in relation to the circular economy. Its Refactory in Flins, near Paris, is the first automotive site in Europe to specialise in the circular economy. Mobilize is developing new applications based on using second-life batteries for low-carbon energy storage and management.

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Preserving resources starts with halting the development of “throw-away products”, and producing objects that can be used for as long as possible, then reused for other purposes, and finally recycled for other uses. Mobilize has applied this principle to the batteries of electric vehicles. Second-life batteries not only support the transition to low-carbon energy with their capacity to store green electricity as soon as it is produced from intermittent renewable energies, they also help to preserve resources. And when the battery finally comes to the end of its multiple lives, it can be carefully recycled. Renault Group, Veolia and Solvay are developing effective solutions to make sure that nothing goes to waste!
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increasing the use of solar energy in Belle-Île-en-Mer (France)

Mobilize and Morbihan Energies set up a microgrid for the self-consumption of the “VVF Club Intense” holiday resort.
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Refactory, the Renault Group factory in Flins, France, is focused on the future

Refactory is the first European factory to work exclusively on the circular economy and mobility. With its used parts market, eco-friendly vehicle conversion, resource recovery and startup incubator, the Refactory is working on all fronts to stimulate innovative ideas for the circular economy.
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repairing and storing electricity in batteries

The Flins factory has been a leader in electric battery repair since 2011. Renault Group aims to repair 20,000 batteries by 2030. Electricity storage is another of the group’s key strengths. Mobilize has established a facility to store electricity from renewable energy sources by reusing vehicle batteries. Waste is now a thing of the past!
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