From Research to Market in only Three Years
The core idea of the Green Energy Lab project ‘Second LifeBatteries4Storage’ is to extend the life cycle of used battery systems and to combine them in a storage system. Batteries, e.g. in the field of electromobility, generally still have sufficient state of health when they are discharged to be used as storage devices. Giving batteries from e-cars a second life is an important step towards sustainability, and the reuse of these batteries can bring both ecological and economic benefits. This funding project was launched in 2018 and the first application is already on the market.
Successfully in Use
With only three years from idea to implementation this project has successfully made the fast track from research to market. Currently, the solution is in use on the premises of Austrian waste management company Saubermacher in Premstätten near Graz in Austria. This pilot helps the company in starting up a recycling plant. The project partners have successfully given batteries from e-mobility a second life and this makes the project a worldwide pioneer for sensible recycling and an active contributor to a changing energy system.
Second LifeBatteries 4Storage
Core idea of the project: Extend the life cycle of used battery systems and combine them in a storage application.
The research project is implemented by the partners Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG, Grazer Energieagentur GmbH, AVL List GmbH, AVL DiTEST GmbH, Smart Power GmbH & CoKG, Energie Steiermark AG and is supported by funds from the “Energy Showcase Region” program of the Climate and Energy Fund