BUS BATTERIES AS A PROPERTY’S ENERGY STORAGE
A step towards circular energy use
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.
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.
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, BatteryLoops mother company, Stena Recycling, will handle the recycling of the materials.
Stena Recycling Group AB turns recycling into sustainable business. Our driving force is that all waste is valuable resources. The company has a network of 190 recycling facilities in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Germany and Italy 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. Stena Recycling Group is part of the Stena Metall Group. www.stenarecycling.com