Project members and roles
The open research in BATCircle2.0 is conducted by the academic partners, while confidential research is conducted in company-specific R&I projects. The key objectives of the BATCircle2.0 project are finding ways of adding value to the battery metals sector as well as strengthening the collaboration between companies and research organizations. This will be achieved by more efficient screening and utilization of the domestic mineral resources, enhancement of the metal refining processes, more efficient recycling of battery metals, improved co-operation between the companies and research organizations as well as through the identification of new business opportunities between partners.
BATCircle2.0 also has an Advisory board, which is an extended network of national and international stakeholders interested in the ecosystem activities. The Advisory board members are annually invited to open seminars and receive news from the ecosystem and other activities ongoing in Finland.
Members of BATCircle2.0 are tightly involved in EU level decision-making and other activities at different levels. For example Aalto University is heading the Working group 2 of ETIP Batteries Europe, “Raw materials and recycling”. Company members Fortum, Keliber and Terrafame have participated in an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI). Additionally, Aalto University, GTK, VTT, University of Oulu, Finnish Minerals Group, Fortum and Metso Outotec are represented in the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA).