ProjectExtended EV Battery Life: Improving the Value Chain

Extended EV Battery Life: Improving the Value Chain

Research and development of 2nd life applications for traction batteries is flourishing, and from
a technological perspective many results look promising. The main stumbling block however
seems to be the business model and value chain. To develop circular business models where
battery reuse and recycling are optimised supply chain partners will have to cooperate closely.
This project brings together key partners and creates a business model for extended battery
value chains by looking at current barriers and opportunities. An integrated perspective on the
whole lifecycle of batteries is needed to extend the battery life by maximising its value in first
and second life applications, and by optimising the number of batteries recycled to a maximum
extent (with higher recovery rates for more materials).