PROACTIVE: Efficient and safe electric vehicle battery handling

We present PROACTIVE: A new and exciting project that will improve the process of electric vehicle batteries handling in the island Nordic countries.

As the industry of electric cars accelerate, we need to ensure a safe management of their batteries. The aim of this project is to set up an efficient and safe process for end-of-life handling of Li-ion batteries used in vehicles in the Nordic countries, focusing on three islands: Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. The scope of this project will include collection, packaging, pre-treatment process of EV batteries, developing guidelines for that work, and training.

The long-term objectives of this project are to enable a sustainable transition to an electrified transportation system by creating sustainable end-of-life treatment process for the batteries that are essential for the transition to take place, and to support building a strong battery pre-treatment industry within the island Nordic countries, that would have an impact as a benchmark for other Nordic and European countries.

PROACTIVE is a two-year project that commenced on August 26th 2020 and is financed by Nordic Innovation.

The project constitutes 9 partners: IRF (the Faroe Islands), Kommunala Brennistøðin (Tórshavnar Kommuna, the Faroe Islands), ESANI A/S (Greenland), Netpartar ehf. (Iceland), Hringras ehf. (Iceland), Stena Recycling A/S (Denmark), Destructor Consulting (Sweden), Stena Recycling International AB (Sweden) and Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik who is the project leader and coordinator.

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