Companies make circular economy happen


Investments in businesses in circular economy solutions is  the most important factor in the realization of circular economy in Finland – consumers are expected to contribute also

Converting waste heat to electricity with better and cheaper thermoelectric materials


With the advancements in technology and increase in population, the consumption of energy will inevitably go up.

Towards More Efficient Hydrometallurgical Processing of Battery Waste


Battery recycling processes are commonly a combination of three different fields of expertise: mechanical, pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical unit processes.

Finnish companies make a shift to the circular economy with innovative business models


The basic idea of sustainable circular economy business models is to produce not only economic value, but also environmental and social value.

Discovering the unused potential of secondary materials


From the viewpoint of circular economy, a large share of products would still need improvements.

Finnish Russian partnership in energy materials research


Major transition is going on in power production.

CloseLoop events in autumn


CloseLoop is planning a CE scenario workshop for October 2, 2017.

LIBs waste can be a source of raw materials


As part of the CloseLoop project, we recently published a Master’s thesis (authored by Johanna Valio) offering a critical review of current and emerging technologies for the recycling of LIBs.

Are there enough raw materials for the battery industry?


Tesla is building a Gigafactory, traditional car manufacturers are responding to the Tesla challenge by developing their own EV models.

Stakeholders Meeting #2


Date: Monday 27 March 2017 Place: Aalto University, Otakaari 1, Board Meeting Room H304, Espoo, Finland