Safe and optimal management to create circular flows of batteries from crashed cars (CIRC-BAT)

Circular Economy
Industrial recycling
With a growing number of electric vehicle batteries being produced and placed on the market, there is an increasing need for circular flows for electric vehicle batteries.

It is particularly important to ensure that batteries and their components are reused and recycled as the batteries contain valuable and critical materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel that are at risk of becoming scarce in the near future. The major challenge in the industry today is the safety of handling batteries from end-of-life vehicles. There is a need for a safe and efficient process and information flow as well as test equipment and diagnostic tools that can evaluate different types of batteries.

The purpose of this demonstration project is to establish new and extended knowledge and solutions that contribute to an increased circular use of batteries. The results of the project will contribute to and accelerate a change towards safe processes and efficient value chains better adapted to circular and sustainable systems.

Project leader: Carina Hagström/BilRetur ABC AB
Partners: Jönköpings Bildemontering AB, Conbat AB, Mobility Sweden, BilRetur ABC AB, Borås Bildemontering AB, Chalmers Industriteknik, MRF, Sveriges Fordonsverkstäders Förening, Walters Bildelar AB, Allbildelar AB, Ådalens Bildemontering AB, RISE AB, If Skadeförsäkring AB, Stena Recycling AB, BIL Sweden AB, Volvo Cars AB, SBR AB, Volvia and Polestar.
Project duration: 2022-09-01 to 2024-09-30

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Project Manager, PhD

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