Electrification is causing major changes in the material composition of vehicles, tools and other products. The use of HEV-batteries creates new opportunities. When these batteries are no longer usable in vehicles they often retain capacity that can be used for energy storage and connected services. BatteryLoop provides sustainable solutions for second use of these batteries.
The BatteryLoop-concept prolongs the useful life of HEV batteries and provides a more sustainable solution both from a financial and an environmental point of view.
Batteries that are no longer usable in vehicles may be used for energy storage. BatteryLoop Technologies AB was formed 2017 by Stena Recycling AB and Ferroamp AB. The combination of collection and recycling of HEV-batteries in Stena Recycling and the award winning power electronics and energy storage solutions in Ferroamp provides unique opportunities to use batteries in a second life. After the second use of the HEV-batteries BatteryLoop will secure a take-back system of these batteries including a sustainable recycling handled by Stena Recycling.
Through our branch network, we can receive batteries directly from industries, workshops, vehicle dismantlers and insurance companies. Controlling battery flow throughout the chain is central in a sustainable solution. This includes efficient collection, secure transport of hazardous material and analytical expertise. It also involves compliance with the EU Battery Directive. Batteries are currently transported to the domestic Stena Battery Center, a facility that specializes in handling electrical equipment. Batteries are analyzed for potential reuse, second use or material recycling. Stena Recycling is creating solutions in all three areas.
Batteries are currently transported to the domestic Stena Battery Center, a facility that specializes in handling electrical equipment. Batteries are analyzed for potential reuse, second use or material recycling.
SECOND USE OF HEV BATTERIES
BatteryLoop takes responsibility for batteries, leasing them to clients and ensures take-back system and optimized recycling at the end of life. We will ensure that the use of batteries is strictly monitored, so that they do not end up for either uncontrolled second use or illegal treatment. Statistics and feedback on second use for the batteries will be provided to the customer to better understand, and to be able to optimize the full life cycle of the batteries.
One example of ongoing delivery from BatteryLoop is the Viva project for Riksbyggen in Gothenburg, using used bus batteries.
The power electronics and energy storage solutions in Ferroamp (a company that has won awards for its innovative solutions in battery use and alternative energy systems) provides a unique solution for utilizing batteries for second life.
Ferroamp was founded in 2010 based on the now patented innovation that improves the utilization of a three phase supply, ACE – Adaptive Current Equalization. Implementing the ACE technology required a smart bi-directional three phase inverter that was developed within the company. Over the past years, the concept has now evolved into a modular system based on a local DC nanogrid that allows flexible integration of solar cells, energy storage, small scale wind and electric vehicle charging.
Stena Recycling AB turns recycling into sustainable business. Our driving force is that all waste is valuable resources. The company has a network of 160 recycling facilities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Poland and conducts global trade in raw materials.
We recycle six million tonnes of waste annually. We have a strong solution-oriented culture with 2700 employees who have a comprehensive resource management expertise. We are actively performing different R&D projects regarding batteries. By Stena Metall AB – funding the professorship in industrial recycling at Chalmers University of Technology since 2008 — Stena Recycling AB (and Akkuser OY) are participating in national and pan-European projects in lithium ion battery recycling research. Stena Recycling
is part of the Stena Metall Group.