ACCUREC, is a technology based treatment company to manage secondary raw materials. At its headquarter in Mülheim/Ruhr, ACCUREC has installed several of its unique and own developed innovative treatment techniques, dedicated to the recycling of used batteries. This european battery recycling center enables ACCUREC to recycle nearly every type of industrial and consumer battery with the best available technology at zero emission. Moreover Accurec supports customers with professional compliance services (collection, logistics, documentation) for discarded batteries.
1995 Start up of ACCUREC
1997 Nickel-Cadmium battery test plant
1998 Start of regular NiCd recycling production
2000 Capacity expansion to 2500 t/a
2001 Start of Alkaline batteries recycling
2006 Capacity expansion to 4.000 t/a
2009 Company acquisition by I-Met Group
2010 Start test-recycling of Photovoltaic solar modules
2011 Start R&D NiMH - Recycling from automotiv batteries (rear earth recycling)
2012 Start EcoBatRec project: Recycling of Li-Ion automotive battery modules
2000 Impulse/Commerzbank: green technology award
2008 Kaiserpfalz - Award of metallurgy
Since 2010, a recycling process of silicon-wafer based Solar Panels has been developed and tested already in a scale of > 100 tons per year. Now, the full industrial scale treamtent plant is going to be installed at Accurec´s new facility near Mülheim.
As a complementary activity Accurec started on 1st may a state granted R&D project to recycle also thin-film solar moduls - e.g. CdTe or CIS module types. „PhotoRec“ is a joint project together with technical university of Aachen: IME (www.metallurgie.rwth-aachen.de) representd by Prof. Dr. Bernd Friedrich.
An innovative process has been designed to seperate thin metal layers from glas substrates in a ressource and cost efficient way. Verification of this process design and it´s implementation to industrial scale is forseen by 2015.