News

Aalto Hydromet and BATCircle a Big Hit at WCEF2019

Members of the Hydromet research group recently attended the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF 2019) that was held in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 3rd to 4th June.
Ben Wilson at WCEF 2019
Staff Scientist Ben Wilson discussing the need for improved recycling of battery waste

Members of the Hydromet research group recently attended the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF 2019) that was held in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki from 3rd to 4th June as part of a joint initiative between Aalto Sustainability Hub (ASH) and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). Presentations by the team included one-on-one discussions related to the sustainable circulation of critically important metals with a range of key stakeholders from education, industry, politics and NGOs.

In addition, a representation of the BATCircle project based on the different stages required for the industrial recycling of Li-Ion batteries was also on display and generated a significant amount of discussion related to the need to more effectively deal with battery wastes and the increased demand for Co, Ni, Li and REMs for electric vehicle (EV) applications.

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Photo by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
Cooperation Published:

Aalto University joins Swedish WASP research program on AI and autonomous systems

Aalto University begins collaboration with Swedish universities in Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program. A large number of Swedish companies are also involved in the WASP.
A man wearing virtual reality glasses. Virtual reality, VR, was discussed at the Unite! Boot Camp.
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Unite! virtual campus ideated further at the Boot Camp

Ideas on virtual learning and virtual reality were gathered at the Boot Camp to facilitate building of a virtual campus within Unite!.
Aalto EIT Services
Cooperation Published:

Unite! joint programmes and flexible study pathways developed at the Boot Camp

The event gathered together 140 teachers and staff from the seven universities to discuss the developments of Unite! teaching and learning activities including for instance joint programmes, flexible study pathways, and good pedagogical practices as well as creative virtual spaces for teaching and learning.
Urban Tech Helsinki
Cooperation Published:

City of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Helsinki and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences collaborate to find sustainable urban solutions

This marks the first time that Helsinki and the three universities engage in incubator-related cross-organisational cooperation.