High performing circular battery flows
Demand for batteries for vehicle and stationary applications is fast-growing and research is ongoing on battery development, 2nd life, and recycling techniques. However, there is limited focus on battery supply chains. Collection systems and supply chain set-ups will not only influence the collection rates achieved, but also the possibilities for reuse and recycling including quality, costs, performance, and virgin material needs in production. This project will assess how supply chain set-ups affect the performance of batteries in terms of costs and environmental impact over the whole lifecycle (including reuse and recycling) and identifies critical features for reaching their performance potential. Hence, it will provide important knowledge for actors along the battery value chain for developing supply chains that make best use of batteries during their whole life and provide a much-needed integrated view on the performance and interaction of collection, reuse, and recycling.
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Assistant Professor, Technology Management and Economics
Assistant Professor, at the division of Supply and Operations Management, at the Department of Technology Management and Economics. Patricia has a background in Industrial Engineering and Operations...
Full Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Division of Technology Management and Economics
Mats Johansson is Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Managementat at the Division of Supply and Operations Management. He is co-director of the Northern LEAD logistics research centre, and...
Doctoral student, Technology Management and Economics
Doctoral student at the Division of Supply and Operations Management, at the Department of Technology Management and Economics.
Docent, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Industrial Materials Recycling
Martina's work deals with hydrometallurgical process to recover valuable metals from primary sources (ores, concentrates) and secondary sources (spent portable and car batteries, steel making dust...
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