“Oeko-Institut e.V.” confirms:
“Used in a home storage system, the ingredients in the BlueSky saltwater battery pose no risk to humans or the environment.”
The “Oeko-Institut” is one of Europe’s leading independent research and consultancy organizations working for a sustainable future.
“Oeko-Institut” tests batteries from BlueSky Energy
The “Oeko-Institut” in Freiburg has thoroughly tested the saltwater battery from BlueSky Energy. In the analysis “Evaluation of the BlueSky Saltwater Battery with regard to Toxicology and Recyclability”, an independent German institute confirms for the first time that the saltwater battery poses no risk to humans or the environment.
Analysis of the entire life cycle
The analysis by the specialists from Freiburg contains the entire life cycle of the battery. The check started with the production of the battery cell made in Austria, through use by the end customer, to recycling at the end of the life cycle. Further, extreme scenarios such as external fire were taken into account in the analysis.
Objective analysis is important to BlueSky Energy
It was important to the team of BlueSky Energy that an independent, external institute conduct a rigorous, objective analysis of the technology. The environmental friendliness, safety and sustainability of the technology is at the core of BlueSky Energy’s corporate philosophy of storing “green energy” in a “green battery”.
Further development of battery technology
The saltwater battery technology developed in Austria is a further development of the “Aqueous Hybrid Ion – AHI” technology, which successfully underwent cradle-to-cradle certification for the Aquion company several years ago.
Who is “Öko-Institut e.V.”?
The “Oeko-Institut” is an independent research and consulting institution for a sustainable future. It is one of Europe’s leading institutes in this field. The “Oeko-Institut” researches, evaluates and advises in an open-ended and self-critical manner. It represents its ideas and findings independently of the positions of political and social organizations.
“With our work, we want to contribute to the lasting protection of nature and the environment and to safeguarding the basis of life for all people, including future generations” (cf. “Oeko-Institut” mission statement).