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Environmental Benefits

Canadus Battery Reconditioner Yields Environmental Benefits for Commercial Vehicles

The Canadus Battery Reconditioner/Refresher makes a vehicles electrical system perform like new in keeping the lead acid batteries charged by preventing sulfation crystals from forming on the battery plates. But did you know this also improves the environmental impact of this vehicle? Specifically, longer lasting, better performing batteries:

  • May improve fuel efficiency
  • Reduces lead consumption by extending battery life
  • Reduces carbon emissions

Electrical System Efficiency Improves Fuel Efficiency

Lead acid battery manufactures agree, a fully charged battery improves a vehicles electric system performance in starting and operation, which leads to better fuel efficiency. Canadus Power Systems also believes that by maintaining a battery in a “like new” condition, fuel efficiency may improve as much as 1% compared to an aging, depleted capacity battery bank.

Although it is difficult to measure and compare due to the numerous variables that need to be controlled in such a small change (temperature and duty cycle are difficult to be held constant), the theory is clear; If a battery works as designed, the alternator works less, so less mechanical energy is required to start the vehicle therefore making fuel usage more efficient.

Longer Battery Life Means Less Lead Mining

In the US, when lead acid batteries die, 96% are recycled to make new batteries in secondary smelters. Lead from recycled batteries only supply about 50% of the lead needed to make new batteries, the balance coming from primary mining, smelting and refining of lead ores. While battery recycling uses about half the energy than lead produced from ores, both processes have a significant negative impact on our environment. With a new 12-volt battery containing 24 lbs of lead on average, consider the following environmental benefits from doubling the life of a single battery:

  • Conservation of natural resources: 24 fewer pounds of lead will be consumed
  • Less disruption of virgin land caused by mining activities: 1,000 fewer pounds of land disturbed.
  • Energy resources conserved : 17 pounds of fossil fuel will be saved

Reduce Carbon Emissions

In the example above, by doubling the life of 1-battery, 46 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide will be generated by not having to manufacture its replacement. As well, if operating fuel efficiency is improved as outlined above, a further 4,100 lbs of carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced annually for each heavy-duty truck using a Canadus Battery Reconditioner.

It is clear that a fully charged, long lasting battery improves vehicle performance and help our environment by saving natural resources, reducing pollution and improving our carbon footprint.

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