Life Cycle Assessment of Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries for HEV Application

Posted by kevin.tang
Type: 
article
Comparative: 
no
Publication year: 
2009
Language: 
English
Code: 
Batteries
Product: 
Ni-MH batteries
Quality and sources
Is the study a: 
Quick LCA
Was a critical review performed?: 
No
Is the study compliant with ISO 14044?: 
Yes
Sponsor name(s): 
Oko Institut For Applied Ecology
Sponsor type: 
Company
Practitioner(s): 
Matthias Buchert
Practitioner(s): 
Doris Schuler
Practitioner(s): 
Wolfgang Jenseit
Practitioner(s) type: 
Institut/Technical research center
Summary
Goal and scope of the summary: 
This study analysis the nickel metal hydride batteries used in Toyota's Prius II and has a scope of including the overall supply chain and manufacturing of the battery and its special recycling process. The study additionally identifies areas of possible improvement regarding energy consumption, use of resources, and emissions.


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