Battery recycling company Snam and industrial engineering specialist Sirea, which develops self-consumption and energy management solutions, formalized their partnership at the Energaïa trade fair which took place in Montpellier.
The Bern University of Applied Sciences, with the support of its institute on Industrial Engineering and Management, will develop a mathematical model to identify the dynamics created by the material/information flows in the different stages of the PV and LIBs life cycle, including manufacturing, inventory, transportation, installation, business models for 1st and 2nd life use, collection, and recycling. Computer simulation can assist decision-makers in assessing the PV/battery ecosystem from a business/customer perspective, as well as from a broader economic perspective.
Maria Franco, a Circular Economy Specialist, presents activities of a research and innovation action project funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission, CIRCUSOL, which fosters the development of business models for a circular solar photovoltaic industry in Europe.
The CIRCUSOL coordinator Tom Rommens together with a CIRCUSOL partner Jan Clyncke from PV Cycle participated in a panel discussion on Sustainable Photovoltaic Systems at the E-Waste World conference.
In a future circular economy, new business models are needed that slow, close and narrow resource loops to address key resource and climate challenges.
The new coordinator of CIRCUSOL H2020 project, Tom Rommens, talks about PV waste, the sector’s biggest challenges, and waste legislation.