Reuse of batteries through characterisation, smart logistics, automated pack and module dismantling and repackaging and a blockchain-enabled marketplace.
The RECIRCULATE project addresses the needs of the European recycling sector by overcoming current challenges relating to automated dismantling and sorting; safe logistics; fast, cost-effective, and reliable characterisation of the states of charge, health, power, energy and safety (SoX).
Combining these advances with a blockchain-based platform, that integrates the data collected during dismantling and recycling and the battery provenance, enables a unique battery passport and a virtual marketplace for e-mobility, consumer, and stationary Battery Energy Storage Systems.
This approach enables the RECIRCULATE consortium to create a cascade approach that enables increased end-of-life battery repair, reuse, remanufacture and recycling.
The advances in RECIRCULATE are based on best-in-world innovations, including:
- Automated dismantling based on Artificial Intelligence with accurate sorting by states of SoX and battery provenance for recycling.
- Fast, cost-effective, reliable SoX characterization; Safe storage and transportation based on smart logistics solutions.
- Blockchain-based battery passports that track key battery data and enable both a completely circular system for e-mobility batteries and a unique, blockchain-based virtual marketplace.
The unique virtual marketplace allows the creation of new circular business models for repair, reuse, remanufacture and recycling second-life batteries, minimising cost, time, energy, and environmental impact whilst maximising battery value.
The RECIRCULATE consortium, coordinated by Centria, is strengthened by very large organisations, including Ford and DHL, as well as European SMEs with world-leading technologies.