Current projects

Sustainable and transparent battery materials value chains for a circular battery economy

In the SUSTRAB project, strategies for increasing transparency and resource efficiency within the production chain of cell materials and battery cells are systematically investigated and tested experimentally and methodically. The project contributes significantly to the holistic understanding of the battery life cycle, starting with raw material extraction, through material synthesis and battery cell production, to material recycling by using secondary raw materials (for synthesis) in the sense of the circular economy. In order to fully investigate the complex interdependencies along global supply chains, the project relies on a cooperation of research and industry partners from Germany and Australia.

Past projects

In the past years of cooperation, various projects have been successfully realized. A selection can be found below:

DurationProject titleFunding
01/2015 – 12/2016E2VSM – Integrated economic and environmental value stream modelling in SMEsDAAD, Group of Eight Australia
02/2012 – 01/2015Sustainability cockpit – Integrated tool for assessment and improvement of sustainability in manufacturingAustralian Research Council
01/2011 – 01/2014Baxter – Energy and water efficiency in Australia manufacturingAustralian Research Council
01/2013 – 12/2013Resource, Energy and Eco efficiencies model for a Dynamic Manufacturing SystemGroup of Eight Australia, DAAD