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Recently CIRCUSOL celebrated in Düsseldorf Area a workshop explaining the main technical challenges and que quality assessment of second life batteries.
During this event a group event was formed in a way to analyse which are the: enablers, potential advantages and problems, the inhibitors and other kind of things that are related to the second life batteries.
The main points of this analysis were the standardization of data, the ECO label batteries, the extraction of stakeholders of the market and the storage of batteries. These points were discussed between the collaboration of all the parties a main conclusion of how the potential problems and advantages was abstracted to implement in the main actions that this project is going to be performing in the future.
This three groups they also discussed about the field project experiences and eco-design criteria. The eco-design batteries are created to support the developing EU Eco-design Regulation for batteries, as well as, to set performance and sustainability criteria that batteries will have to comply, in a way to be placed at the European market.
When batteries retire from EV applications, they often still have 70-80% of capacity. Major car manufacturers have been investing in technologies to exploit remaining capacity in used EV batteries for stationary storage applications such as grid stabilization, industrial, commercial and residential consumption. Although EV battery re-use in stationary applications seems to offer obvious environmental and economic opportunities, whether end-of-life EV batteries should be recycled or re-used is still hotly debated in the community.
Also, it was a great event to explain the main develops of the project and the objectives that we are following.