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Ylivieska battery projects featured in Helsingin Sanomat

Main themes presented in the article were Battery Park concept, robotized battery disassembly and battery industry pilot plant. Ylivieska Battery Projects article was published in HS Smart City supplement publication on 26th October issue.  Article is in Finnish. Robotics to Assisist Traction Batteries Recycling

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New Publications

Four new publications released by the BatRec project related to battery recycling. Publications’ themes are Legislation and regulation, EV batteries recycling methods, Secondlife use and remanufacturing and Used batteries as an alternative material source. Publications are in in Finnish. Link to documents.

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International visitors at Battery Park and Centria UAS

University of Oulu Kerttu Saalasti Institute researchers and Foundation project partners from PBN Hungary and Rzeszow Regional Development Agency Poland visited Ylivieska Battery Park and Centria in Ylivieska in May. During the visit new collaboration opportunities between organisations as well as best practices were explored. Visitors were also familiarised with…

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Batteryminers Ltd and Centria to cooperate

Since the beginning of the year, the production technology unit of Centria University of Applied Sciences has started cooperating with the British Batteryminers Ltd, which is building technology and infrastructure for the safe and efficient recycling of lithium-ion batteries. Under the umbrella of Battery Park (www.batterypark.fi) there are several development…

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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…

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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 Summary of the article: A battery business hub will be built in Ylivieska to develop and implement lithium battery recycling solutions, disassembly processes, robotics and automation. Battery Recycling Innovation Park project, launched in Ylivieska in May 2020, is reaching its goals. The partner network now includes more than…

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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…

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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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