Sustainable collection, aftermarket and recyling of lithium-based car batteries

The project aims at generating knowledge essential for the development of a sustainable system for collection, aftermarket and recycling of lithium-based car batteries (LBB) which pose new demands on supply chain management and organization for aftermarket and End-of-Life. The project captures a unique opportunity to perform research with industry relevance, as Volvo Cars intends to build up a centre in Sweden for coordinating the handling of LBB and enabling re-use/recycling. Volvo, Stena, JB, If and researchers at Chalmers and CIT intend to clarify what future requirements LBB poses on the infrastructure for aftermarket/recycling and the effects of the organization and interplay of the value chain. The results are expected to strengthen Sweden’s forefront position in recycling, favour electrification of the vehicle fleet and stimulate new working procedures under producer responsibility.

Partner organizations

  • If Skadeförsäkring AB (Private, Sweden)
  • CIT Industriell Energi AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Stena Recycling AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Jönköpings Bildemontering AB (Private, Sweden)
  • Volvo Cars (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/10/2015
End date The project is closed: 15/12/2017
​The project aims at generating knowledge essential for the development of a sustainable system for collection, aftermarket and recycling of lithium-based car batteries (LBB) which pose new demands on supply chain management and organization for aftermarket and End-of-Life. 

The project captures a unique opportunity to perform research with industry relevance, as Volvo Cars intends to build up a centre in Sweden for coordinating the handling of LBB and enabling re-use/recycling. Volvo, Stena, JB, If and researchers at Chalmers and CIT intend to clarify what future requirements LBB poses on the infrastructure for aftermarket/recycling and the effects of the organization and interplay of the value chain. 

The results are expected to strengthen Sweden’s forefront position in recycling, favour electrification of the vehicle fleet and stimulate new working procedures under producer responsibility.
Project leader and contact person
​Project leader: 
Jonas Fogelström, Volvo Cars Corp

Contact person: 
Project members
​If Skadeförsäkring AB
Jönköpings Bildemontering AB
Stena Recycling AB
Volvo Personvagnar AB
Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB.

Funded by

  • Swedish Energy Agency (Public, Sweden)

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.