BUS BATTERIES AS A PROPERTY’S ENERGY STORAGE

A step towards circular energy use

WE’RE CLOSING THE LOOP IN BATTERY LIFECYCLES

Electrification is causing major changes in the material composition of vehicles, tools and other products. The use of vehicle 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.

 CONCEPT

The Batteryloop-concept prolongs the useful life of electric vehicle 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. The combination of collection and recycling of vehicle 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 electric vehicle batteries Batteryloop will secure a take-back system of these batteries including a sustainable recycling handled by Stena Recycling.

COLLECTION

Through Stena Recyclings 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 diagnostics. It also involves compliance with the EU Battery Directive.

DIAGNOSTICS, SORTING AND PRE-TREATMENT

Batteries are currently transported to the domestic Stena Battery Center, a facility that specialises in handling electric vehicle batteries. Batteries are analysed for potential reuse, second use into Batteryloop and finally processed at Stena Recycling.

SECOND USE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

Batteryloop builds energy storage system and takes responsibility for batteries,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.

A NEW ENERGY STORAGE FROM RE-USED BUS BATTERIES

A new collaboration has been set up between Volvo Buses, Stena Property and Stena Recycling’s subsidiary Batteryloop for second use of bus batteries. The project gives life to used bus batteries that have been converted to energy storage at a Stena Property residential area in Gothenburg, Sweden. The reused batteries will be charged from solar cells on the roofs. The stored electricity will be used for public areas such as laundry rooms and for outdoor lighting or sold into the grid. When the batteriers can no longer be used, Batteryloop’s mother company, Stena Recycling, will handle the recycling of the materials.