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.

Participants

Mats Johansson (contact)

Professor vid Logistics & Transportation

Collaborations

CIT Industriell Energi AB

Göteborg, Sweden

If Skadeförsäkring AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Jönköpings Bildemontering AB

Jönköping, Sweden

Stena Recycling AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding years 2015–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2016-11-12