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The tour was held in Espoo near Aalto University on 1.11.2022. The panelists from left to right: Jere Vänskä (Aalto University), Heini Elomaa (Metso:Outotec), Tuomas van der Meer (VTT), Professor Mari Lundström (Aalto University).
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"Positively charged” tour features BATCircle2.0 experts

Battery events in Aalto University and LUT University connected schools, companies as well as students and employees from Finnish battery sector.
Worldwide rankings of the top 30 countries involved in global lithium-ion battery supply chain [1].
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Finland ranks top 4 in global lithium-ion battery supply chain

BloombergNEF (BNEF) has ranked Finland as 4th worldwide and 1st Europewide in their lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking.
Prof. Mari Lundström. Photo by ICBR 2022.
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LCA of Lithium-ion battery recycling introduced in ICBR 2022

Prof. Mari Lundström held a presentation in ICBR 2022.
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BATCircle brochure available - check and explore

Visit our brochure online to find out more about BATCircle. This brochure provides a wide range of information about Finnish battery ecosystem, BATCircle consortiums and their research as well as European collaboration.

Theme: Finnish national battery strategy

Business Finland's release on Finland's national battery strategy, featuring the research of life-cycle assessment of battery recycling, attracted a lot of international coverage. Take a look!

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Business Finland 12.5.21 | Finland leads the way towards a sustainable future through batteries and electrification (external link)

One of the key elements of a sustainable and competitive battery ecosystem is recycling and Finland has been chosen to coordinate the European battery industry's research on the topic.

BATCircle research in the media

News articles and other content featuring the BATCircle consortium.

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BATCircle2.0 30.3.2023 | Winning in ecosystems: What is the value for me? (external link)

Webinar about "win-win ecosystems" related to BATCircle2.0. Join with link: https://aalto.zoom.us/j/65074785901

Crushed Li-ion batteries. Photo: Aalto University, Eren Öztekin.

KL 4.10.2022: Battery minerals are running out due to the green transition (external link)

Assistant Professor Rodrigo Serna (Aalto University) and Associate Research Professor Simon Michaux (GTK) were interviewed by Kauppalehti about the demand and deficiency of battery minerals and metals.

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VTV Publications 6.5.21 | Insights into sustainable mining in Finland (external link)

National Audit Office of Finland (NAOF/VTV) has published a report on sustainable mining in Finland. The report is in Finnish.

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Phys.org 31.3.21: Is battery recycling environmentally friendly? (external link)

A Phys.org news piece on the new study by Rinne et al.

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T&T 31.3.21: Battery waste recycling (external link)

T&T featured BATCircle in its article about battery waste recycling (in Finnish).

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YLE 3.3.2021: Battery industry and Finland (external link)

Prof. Mari Lundström (Aalto University) discussed battery production and recycling in Finland at Yle Ykkösaamu (in Finnish).

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DNA Tulevaisuustehdas: Sähköistyminen (Electrification) (external link)

Marja Rinne (Aalto University) visited the DNA Tulevaisuustehdas video series to discuss battery recycling. Content in Finnish.

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TM 14.8.2019: Li-ion battery recycling (external link)

Prof. Mari Lundström was interviewed by Tekniikan Maailma (in Finnish).

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HS 18.5.2019: The battery industry in Finland (external link)

Helsingin Sanomat wrote about the Finnish battery industry (in Finnish).

BATCircle members in the media

News articles and important announcements featuring BATCircle consortium commercial partners.

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Yle 24.3.2023 | Exploration in Finland has increased by 17.4% (external link)

The need for mines has increased with the electrification of vehicles and the shift to green energy sources. Article in Finnish.

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T&T 23.3.2023 | Fortum and Outokumpu consider the benefits of a small modular nuclear reactor at Tornio steel plant (external link)

The two companies are figuring out if Finland can support the use of small modular reactors and if it could be used in Tornio. Articles in Finnish.

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A! 24.2.2023 | Energy Futures: Critical minerals, climate neutrality and transition pathways (external link)

An exhibition on energy transitions and the challenges and solutions driving our response to the global energy crisis across research and industry on 16.3 in Dipoli, Otaniemi.

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Paristokierrätys 27.1. 2023|Rare earth metals from lithium batteries lacking recycling processes (external link)

Prof. Lundström comments on small-sized lithium battery recycling in EU. Article in Finnish.

Sensmet's µDOES in operation.

Mining 6.1.2023|Finnish technology improves lithium’s production efficiency (external link)

Sensmet's µDOES performs fast online analysis, and was piloted in Keliber's lithium production.

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Aalto University 7.12.2022|Aalto University and Boliden strengthen top-level expertise in metallurgy (external link)

Competence in metallurgy is needed as the energy transition increases the demand for metals, and the reuse of materials requires new competence.

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Yle 28.11.2022︱Keliber begins constructing Europe’s first lithium mine facilities in Finland (external link)

English article also available on Mining Weekly: https://www.miningweekly.com/article/metso-outotec-to-provide-soda-pressure-leaching-technology-for-keliber-refinery-2022-12-19

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BATCircle companies receive funding from first IPCEI (external link)

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (“IPCEI”) to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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Johnson Matthey chose Vaasa for sustainable battery materials plant | Gigavaasa (external link)

The City of Vaasa and Johnson Matthey have signed a Common Letter of Intent on 2 April 2021. The front-end engineering design for the battery value chain operator Johnson Matthey’s commercial plant in Vaasa has begun. The plant is planned to be in operation in 2024.

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The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) is now up and running! (external link)

BATCircle members appointed to the executive board and association delegation of Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA)

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BATCircle companies receive funding from second IPCEI (external link)

The Commission has approved a second Important Project of Common European Interest (“IPCEI”) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain.

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Terrafame’s nickel sulphate production offers the lowest carbon footprint in the industry (external link)

The carbon footprint is altogether 60% lower than in existing conventional processes.

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