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Two new companies join our network

Our international network has gained two interesting partners as Brain Biotech AG from Germany and a Swiss start-up, High Performance Battery, joined the network. Brain Biotech specializes in industrial biotechnology and are developing e.g. environmentally friendly and sustainable microbial battery recycling. Brain Biotech is looking for a development partner for a pioneering bio-based…

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New additions to our partner network

Oulu-based companies, Mectalent and Conseptas, have joined our partner network. Mectalent is an expert in component manufacturing and precision mechanics. Their main focus is on new technologies, medical and security industries, but they are also currently involved in various projects, in which they develop, design and manufacture e.g. high-tech equipment…

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Battery Recycling Innovation Park newsletter now out

Battery Recycling Innovation Park newsletter 10/2021 is now out! In addition to the latest project news, the newsletter contains a lot of useful information about e.g. different funding opportunities and a presentation of three of our international project partners, Circunomics, Durapower and Magnapower Equipment.

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Tekniikka & Talous -magazine:

Ylivieska wants to join the battery recycling business – a battery park would recycle and process waste internationally Tuula Laatikainen 23.9. 2021 Summary of the article: Ylivieska seeks to establish battery recycling and innovation activities in a battery park it has been developing since May 2020. The intention is to…

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Battery Recycling Innovation Park featured in Kaleva

Kaleva 03.09.2021 A summary of the article: Battery Recycling Innovation Park project, launched in Ylivieska in May 2020, is reaching its goals. The partner network now includes more than 50 companies, half of which are from abroad. “The need for highly skilled research workforce is dozens, and the industrial park…

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Tommi Sirviö starts as BR Pilot Plant project manager

BR Pilot Plant project manager Tommi Sirviö will start on September 1, 2021. The City of Ylivieska Business Services are launching a BR Pilot Plant development project this autumn. BR Pilot Plant is a sister project to Battery Recycling Innovation Park, and the aim of this new project is to…

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”Battery Park is expected to create new jobs”

Summary of an article in Kalajokilaakso, September 25 2021 A Battery Recycling Innovation Park is intended to be built in Ylivieska, with facilities and equipment suitable for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, and the Battery Park area could house dozens of companies in the industry from Finland and abroad. The Battery…

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Finnish Minerals Group and Freyer to work together to establish battery cell production in Finland

Finnish Minerals Group and FREYR Battery have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pursue co-operation in implementing a battery cell investment in Finland. The parties will be identifying co-operation and business models, and technological implementation options for the plant, as well as evaluating the possibility of establishing the plant…

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Battery Recycling Innovation Park is now on LinkedIn

Check out and start following our LinkedIn to get our latest updates and all the battery-related content we post on our page.

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A proposal for a new EU Regulatory framework for batteries

The European Commission has presented a proposal that is designed to modernise the EU’s regulatory framework for batteries in order to secure the sustainability and competitiveness of battery value chains. The proposal is part of the European Green Deal and related initiatives, including the new circular economy action plan and…

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Centria UAS’s New E-vehicle Batteries Automated Disassembly Project Received Finance

Council of Oulu Region confirmed ERDF finance for SAAROB, E-Vehicles’ Batteries Automated Disassembly in April 2021. Centria’s project in Ylivieska is about developing robotics and battery recycling industry automation technologies in e-vehicle batteries dismantling. Results will benefit automotive and battery manufacturing industry as well as mining and  industrial material recycling…

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Company-student Collaboration Model

We have launched a company-student collaboration model between partner companies and our university network to find suitable topics for master’s thesis and first company-student matches have already been made. We encourage companies to think what kind of challenges they would like to address related to battery recycling and battery industry…

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