- Largest single EV battery manufacturing plant in Europe recognized to run on 100% renewable energy
- All company global operations to pursue RE100, in addition to reusing and recycling batteries, to fight climate change
Seoul, South Korea, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LG Energy Solution (LGES; KRX: 373220) today announced that its manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Polandwon the Electromobility (E-Mobility) Leader 2021 award for its contributions to zero-emission mobility in Poland.
LG Energy Solution Wroclaw is the largest manufacturer of EV batteries in Europewith currently a production capacity of 70 GWh which should reach 115 GWh by 2025.
Recently the mayor Drew Dilkens of Windsor, Canada, visited the factory to learn more about the battery manufacturing process, as well as its mission towards carbon neutrality, taking into account the new LGES-Stellantis JV factory being built in Windsor. In fact, the LGES Wroclaw plant already completed a 100% transition to renewable energy (RE100) in 2019 through the green pricing program and the purchase of a renewable energy certificate.
“LG Energy Solution Wroclaw is trying to create a new dimension in the global automotive market. We see not only the growing demand for batteries, but also the importance of taking action against climate change, and we are delighted that our activities are recognized and appreciated. “, said Sukwon ChoiChairman of LG Energy Solution Wroclaw.
Now in place for four consecutive years, the E-Mobility Leader Award is organized by the Polish Alternative Fuels Association (PSPA), a non-governmental organization made up of more than 120 companies from across the mobility value chain. e-mobility, as well as experts and institutions in the sector. . This year, four winners were selected by analyzing the applicants’ responses to the survey questionnaire prepared by PwC, as well as assessing their investment in research and further development plans for zero-emission transport.
ESWA’s victory is another representation of LGES’ proactive response to climate change. So far, all of its global commercial sites have joined RE100 (Renewable Electricity 100%) – a global initiative committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2050. LGES aims to surpass the 20-year deadline and make switch all businesses to 100% renewable energy. by 2030. Manufacturing plants in Wroclaw (Poland) and Michigan (USA) have already achieved RE100 in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and two LGES plants in Nankeen (China) are also expected to do so during this year. Based on this series of accomplishments, LGES was recently appointed as a member of the RE100 Board Advisory Committee.
In addition to the transition to renewable energy, LGES also strives to reuse and recycle batteries. It is not only a question of developing technologies for the reuse of batteries in ESS (Energy Storage System), but also of building a closed-loop system that makes it possible to extract and recycle raw materials from used batteries.
“Our mission to RE100 becomes more important as we increase our investments in renewable energy and as more customers and investors ask us to take action against climate change,” LG Energy Solution said in a statement. “Batteries are core products in the carbon-neutral society, and therefore LGES will continue to establish best practices in greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction,” the company spokesperson added. .
About LG Energy Solution
LG Energy Solution (KRX: 373220) is a global leader providing advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles (EV), mobility and computing applications, and energy storage systems (ESS). With 30 years of experience in advanced battery technology, it continues to grow rapidly towards achieving sustainable life. With its robust global network spanning the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, LG Energy Solution is more committed than ever to developing innovative technologies that will bring energy closer to the future. As part of its ESG vision “We CHARGE towards a better future”, LG Energy Solution strives to prioritize the environment, fulfill social responsibilities and shape a sustainable future. For more information, please visit https://www.lgensol.com.
SOURCE LG Energy Solutions