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Sustainability

BMW, Northvolt, and Umicore seek closed loop for batteries

by Melody M. Bomgardner
October 27, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 43

BMW, battery maker Northvolt, and materials and recycling firm Umicore are joining to create a closed-loop life cycle in Europe for electric vehicle batteries. The effort will span cell chemistry, development, production, and recycling. It includes producing batteries with renewable energy, giving batteries a second life in stationary energy storage, and reusing raw materials. BMW says it will open a battery cell center of excellence in 2019.

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