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Principles of a Circular Economy for Batteries

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Helbig, Christoph ; Hillenbrand, Martin:
Principles of a Circular Economy for Batteries.
In: Passerini, Stefano ; Barelli, Linda ; Baumann, Manuel ; Peters, Jens ; Weil, Marcel (ed.): Emerging Battery Technologies to Boost the Clean Energy Transition. Cost, Sustainability, and Performance Analysis. - Cham : Springer , 2024 . - pp. 13-25 . - (The Materials Research Society Series )
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The global market for batteries is rapidly growing, leading to significant material requirements to build up an in-use stock of batteries for mobility and stationary applications. One strategy to secure the material supply for batteries and simultaneously reduce the life cycle environmental impacts of batteries is the implementation of a circular economy for batteries, chiefly lithium-ion battery materials. In a circular economy, material cycles are narrowed, slowed, and closed to form cyclical or cascading material flows instead of linear take-make-waste schemes. The most common measures to implement a circular economy are so-called R-imperatives: refuse, rethink, reduce, reuse, repair, remanufacture, refurbish, repurpose, recycle, and recover. By implementing these R-imperatives, batteries can be designed to provide the highest functional value with the lowest material requirements. Their life is prolonged by repair and remanufacturing activities, and the valuable materials can be recycled through various processes. Legislative initiatives like the EU Battery Regulation and technological development foster the implementation of such a circular economy for batteries.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Keywords: Circular economy; Recycling; Remanufacturing; Reuse; Batteries
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Lehrstuhl Ökologische Ressourcentechnologie
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Lehrstuhl Ökologische Ressourcentechnologie > Lehrstuhl Ökologische Ressourcentechnologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Helbig
Research Institutions > Central research institutes > Bayerisches Zentrum für Batterietechnik - BayBatt
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
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Research Institutions > Central research institutes
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-7521-1
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2024 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2024 10:40


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