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Recycling 4.0: An Integrated Approach Towards an Advanced Circular Economy

Publication Year: 2020

Author(s): Blömeke S, Mennenga M, Herrmann C, Kintscher L, Bikker G, Lawrenz S, Sharma P, Rausch A, Nippraschk M, Goldmann D, Poschmann H


Resource scarcity is a global challenge, especially in E-mobility. Currently, Electric vehicles (EVs) are considered as an attractive option on a pathway towards low emission mobility. Nevertheless, due to the increasing sales and acceptance of EVs, new challenges arise regarding the scarcity of utilized materials, especially regarding lithium-ion battery systems. Like Industry 4.0, also Recycling 4.0 aims at digitalization of processes but with the focus on the End of Life stage of products. The main goal of the German research project Recycling 4.0 is to develop approaches, which enable advanced information creation, transfer and use along the entire supply chain. In this work, a holistic approach towards an advanced circular economy (Recycling 4.0) is shown. This approach combines methods from different areas (such as economics, mechanical engineering, and computer science) and paves the way towards an advanced circular economy. In this paper, the authors presented an integrated approach to handle the upcoming return of EVs and their traction batteries. 

Source of Publication: ICT4S2020: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series)

Vol/Issue: 66-76p.

DOI No.: DOI: 10.1145/3401335.3401666

Country: Germany

Publisher/Organisation: Association for Computing Machinery


Theme: Business Models | Subtheme: Battery Recycling & Reuse

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