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Benchmarking the alkaline battery market using a diy product

June 2021
Gallery RegenBox 1
Gallery RegenBox 1


RegenBox is a collaborative research program aimed at any consumer using alkaline batteries for personal or professional use to regenerate them, although they are supposedly "non-rechargeable". By re-inventing from a patent fallen into the public domain, RegenBox was launched in 2017. RegenBox is the first DIY battery regenerator which reduces the tons of batteries wrongly thrown away. It is capable of regenerating LR6 and LR3 batteries using microelectric pulsions and in the future will be able to regenerate any type of “single use” batteries. RegenBox is designed to be environmentally friendly and against programmed obsolescence. To use RegenBox, users simply have to test the batteries, and if they are in the rechargeable range (0.9 - 1.4 Volt), users just have to plug the battery into the RegenBox and plug it to an electrical source.

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Label Date June 7, 2021
From France
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

The environmental benefits

  • Batteries regenerate in about 8 hours
  • Can recharge from 4 to 20 batteries at the same time
  • A so-called single-use alkaline battery can be recharged up to 10 times
  • Multiply by 5 alkaline battery lifetime
  • Recuperates almost 75% of batteries that are thrown away unjustly
  • Save 16 batteries per household per year from the sorting bins

The Financial benefits

  • Customer’s investment pays off between 6 and 10 days
  • A saving of €800 Million per year on reused batteries can be reached for just the French territory
  • A saving of 80% per household on their batteries purchases

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Company Profile


Atelier21 is a think tank, a public interest lab who work on multiple project about energetic, and energetic precarity.

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Headquarters 75012 Paris, France
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