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Fortum Battery Solutions
We are revolutionizing the lithium-ion battery value chain for electric vehicle and industrial use batteries. Our low-CO2 recycling solution makes over 80% of the battery recyclable, returns the scarce metals used back into circulation, and resolves the sustainability gap by complementing the need to mine nickel, cobalt, and other scarce metals.
Fortum Battery Solutions
A solution for every stage of the life cycle
As an energy and circular economy company, we offer advanced expertise at every stage.
Always the latest technology backed by our own R&D
We are piloting several second-life solutions for batteries. Our latest innovation boosts the recycling rate to over 80%.
Sustainable, low-CO2 solutions
Our low-CO2 recycling process turns cobalt, manganese and nickel back into raw materials for new batteries.
Why do we care about batteries?
With a growing number of devices running on electricity, we are facing a new challenge. The growing need for batteries consumes enormous amounts of rare metals, such as cobalt, manganese and nickel. If we run out of these scarce metals, we can bid farewell to further electrification and the increasing use of renewable energy sources.
As pioneers of electrification based on renewables, this is a challenge we need to resolve. We need an efficient life cycle for lithium-ion batteries. That’s why we have developed solutions for every stage of the life cycle as well as a sustainable way to recycle the majority of the materials used in batteries and use them to create new ones. We will renew the value chain for lithium-ion batteries to enable a cleaner, electrified future.
Fortum Battery Solutions prolong the life of lithium-ion batteries
Increasing electric transportation and renewable energy production relies heavily on batteries. Our battery solutions maximise the lifetime of a battery. After the original use, the battery can still serve in a second-life application before its materials are recycled back to new batteries.
Batteries are needed everywhere
First life for lithium-ion batteries
The life cycle of a battery starts with the so-called first life where a battery is used, for example, to power an electric vehicle or as a power storage.
When the battery starts to lose it's maximum capacity, it still has long life ahead
Second life for lithium-ion batteries
We are piloting so-called second-life applications for lithium-ion batteries where the EV batteries are used in stationary energy storages after they are no longer fit for their original purpose.
Lithium batteries need to be handled with extreme care
End of life for lithium-ion batteries
When the lithium-ion batteries reach the end of their life, they require expert handling that meets safety requirements and specialist competence in dealing with hazardous waste. We at Fortum have this expertise as well as the logistics for transferring the battery to the next stage, which is battery recycling.
When the battery has done it's share, it's time for dismantling and setting the materials for recycling
Recycling of lithium-ion battery materials
In many processes, plastics and other components are incinerated, but our concept is to follow a circular economy philosophy, whereby the entire battery is recycled. Residual power can be transferred to the grid before the batteries are dismantled safely. The various metal and mineral components are extracted using unique specially devised techniques and that is what makes our solution unique.