Why choosing Accurec? Because we have invested to provide the safest battery recycling plant for our customers.

Battery evolution has changed the performance of batteries and accumulators dramatically – but has also changed components and their hazards. Leaching has been the most threatening storage danger with previous battery chemistries – whereas uncontrolled fire propagation is the vital risk of today’s battery systems.

At its Lithium battery recycling facility in Krefeld, Accurec has developed a redundant storage and safety program for incoming Lithium batteries.  After unloading of customers delivery, all bins are opened before storage to check adequate packaging and insulation of batteries. Containers, not meeting the requirements, are repackaged or filled up with sand.

Thereafter, battery waste stored for sorting and treatment is supervised permanently: 24 hours/7 days. Both, stationary infrared cameras detect heat propagation widespread, and each bin is checked by infrared camera manually – every half hour, night and day.

In addition to this, Accurec has designed and built a unique safety storage, which provides maximum safety:

– 360° accessibility

– 3 separated fire sections (fire resistance class f120)

– Infrared heat detection

– Redundant dynamic heat source detection system (roof)

– Direct alert link to fire department (reaction time < 10 min)

– Firefighting system with water flooding system  (600 qm/h)

– 100% fire extinguishing water collection in underground reservoir


Transport of batteries is subject to several regulations. Transportation on road is still the most relevant mode and leads to specific international agreements, which are partly integrated in national legislation. They describe transport rules and minimum packaging requirements. (direkter link zu Dokument?).