Led by Aalto University, the Finland based circular ecosystem of battery metals consortium (BATCircle in short) aims at improving the manufacturing processes of mining industry, metals industry and battery chemicals, and to increase the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Its goal is to strengthen the cooperation between companies and research organisations in Finland, and to find new business opportunities.
Joint industry-academia project
• 4 universities
• 2 research centers
• 8 large companies
• 14 SMEs
• 2 cities
• 21 M€ budget
• Sustainable primary resources
• Value addition in metal refining
• Battery recycling
• Precursors and active materials
• Circular business ecosystems
Aalto University, Oulu University, University of Eastern Finland, LUT University, Geological Survey of Finland, VTT research, Boliden ltd, Finnish Minerals Group, Fortum, Freeport Cobalt, Outotec, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta, AkkuSer, CrisolteQ, FENNOSCANDIAN Resources, Ima Engineering, Keliber, Latitude 66, Magsort, Mawson, Mine On-Line Service, Mondo Minerals, Suhanko Arctic Platinum, Teraloop, Tracegrow, Vulcan Hautalampi, City of Harjavalta, City of Pori
Business Finland has granted BATCircle (Finland-based Circular Ecosystem of Battery Metals) consortium approximately 10 million euros funding. Led by Aalto University, the BATCircle consortium aims at improving the manufacturing processes of mining industry, metals industry and battery chemicals, and to increase the recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Its goal is to strengthen the cooperation between companies and research organisations, and to find new business opportunities.
According to the EU, the battery market’s value may increase to 250 billion euros by 2025. The objective of BATCircle consortium is to create a market worth at least five billion euros in Finland. A particularly large amount of unused potential can be found in the recycling of batteries.
The first Batteries Europe Raw Materials and Recycling workshop was held in Milan 13-14 June 2019
August 18, 2019
BATCircle greetings brought into the tenth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10) and fourth Mission Innovation (MI-4) Ministerial on May 27th-29th, 2019, Vancouver
June 12, 2019
Geological Survey of Finland
University of Oulu
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
University of Eastern Finland
Many Finnish companies are involved in the BATCircle project.
Click on the link below to see how is part of the ecosystem.