Joint Workshop: Circular Economy of EV Batteries

Time: 24-25 May 2018

Venue: Innopoli 1, Tekniikantie 12, 02150 Espoo; Finland

European Commission has recently called for action in order to establish European lithium-ion battery manufacturing industry and ecosystem. Following that, a European Lithium Institute is being established as a cross KIC action of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). The European ecosystem should involve all the parts of the value chain from mining of raw materials to second life applications and recycling of used batteries, following the principles of Circular Economy (CE). EIT RawMaterials is contributing to the building of the ecosystem, and new tools for multi stakeholder life cycle assessment in CE and analyzing the theoretical and practical limits in recycling processes are developed in the Finnish national CloseLoop project funded by the Strategic Research Board at Academy of Finland.

Thursday 24th May 2018, Day 1

12.45-14.45      Keynote session:

Session chair: Dr. Partti Kauranen, Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering

12.45-13.15       Keynote 1:

Sustainable Battery Production

Dr. Emma Nehrenheim, Environment & Sustainability, Northvolt

13.15-13.45       Keynote 2:

From linear to circular economy: challenges & opportunities for battery R&D

Dr. Etienne Bouyer, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

13.45-14.15       Keynote 3:

Innovative recycling processes for lithium ion batteries

Dr. Andreas Bittner, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

14.15-14.45        Keynote 4:

Batteries and Raw Materials: the Challenges of Extracting the Right Elements from Naturally occurring Minerals

Prof. Alan R Butcher, Geomaterials & Applied Mineralogy, Geological Survey of Finland

15.00-17.00       Interactive workshops, parallel sessions

15.00-17.00      Session 1:

Collaborative Life Cycle Assessment tool for Circular Economy Networks 

MSc Marja Myllysilta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

15.00-17.00       Session 2:

The (Geo) Metallurgy of the Circular Economy – Its simulation 

Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Friday 25th May 2018, Day 2 schedule

09.00-11.30       Interactive workshops, parallel sessions

09.00-11.30      Session 1:

System level tools for understanding networked electric vehicle economy 

Dr. Peter Ylén, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd / VTT)

09.00-11.30       Session 2:

Statistical Entropy as a Tool For Circular Economy (link to description)

Prof. Rodrigo Serna, Aalto University, School of Chemical Enegineering

12.30-14.00       Closing session:

Session chair: Dr. Sami Majaniemi, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd.

12.30-13.30        Summary of the interactive workshops

13.30-14.00       Closing words by CloseLoop and EIT RawMaterials