April 21, 2023: Chinese lithium batteries major Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has said it plans to achieve carbon neutrality across its battery plants by 2025.
Board secretary Jiang Li (pictured) told the 20th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 18 that carbon neutrality would apply across its battery value chain, including raw materials, by 2035.
Meanwhile, Li said CATL would use its position as a new board member of the Global Batteries Alliance to play an active role in formulating and improving the organization’s battery passport initiative — a pilot program to provide a ’digital twin’ of physical batteries to aid supply chain transparency through to eventual recycling.
Li also cited latest data by SNE Research, indicating CATL had sold 289GWh of lithium-ion batteries in 2022, giving it a 37% share of the global EV batteries market and a share of more than 43% of the global energy storage batteries market.
In September 2022, CATL said cobalt and lithium used in a battery cells supply deal with Germany’s BMW would be sourced from certified mines, in a move to head-off potential criticism over sustainability and human rights issues.