Welcome to the Competence Cluster Recycling & Green Battery (greenBatt)
The greenBatt competence cluster is part of the umbrella concept of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for battery research. The cluster’s mission is to develop, design and apply innovative technologies, methods and tools for an energy- and material-efficient battery life cycle and closed material and resource loops.
Cluster goals of greenBatt include:
- Development and application of innovative recycling and resynthesis processes
- Increasing the quality and availability of data to develop multidisciplinary lifecycle models and tools
- Recommendations for design for recycling and end-of-use
Within the 16 research projects of the greenBatt cluster, scientists from a total of 34 institutes of German universities and research institutions are working together on the investigation of battery recycling. The cluster is coordinated by:
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Herrmann (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis (Fraunhofer IKTS)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Bernd Friedrich (RWTH Aachen University)
Through continuous communication between the research projects and with the management circle of the cluster, consisting of members from industry and science, a close network of science and industry is created in close coordination with the BMBF and KLiB.
Together with the competence cluster Battery Utilization Concepts (BattNutzung), greenBatt forms the cross-sectional initiative Battery Life Cycle. Other competence clusters in the BMBF’s umbrella concept are ProZell (battery cell production), InZePro (intelligent battery cell production), ExcellBattMat (battery materials), FestBatt (solid-state batteries) and AQua (analytics/quality assurance).