Green batteries through Computational Life Cycle Engineering

Online Seminar
Participation fee: 595 €

The seminar language is German. You will receive an overview of the state of research in the ecological assessment of traction batteries and battery electric vehicles over the life cycle. An introduction to the methodology and modelling of computational life cycle engineering as well as a consolidation of findings and discussion of paths for the further development of sustainable traction batteries (recycling) round off the agenda.


Abdur-Rahman Ali
TU Braunschweig

Neill Bartie
TU Braunschweig

Felipe Cerdas
Head of Department Life Cycle Engineering, Institute of Machine Tools & Production Technology (IWF) , TU Braunschweig

Jana Husmann
TU Braunschweig

Alexander Kaluza, M. Sc.
TU Braunschweig

Usama Khalid, M. Sc.
TU Braunschweig

Malte Schäfer
TU Braunschweig

Christian Thies
TU Braunschweig

The online seminar offers an introduction to

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Social Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Engineering.

On the topic

The transformation of the transport sector towards electromobility is linked to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to the achievement of global climate goals. In order to enable a holistic balancing of this technology change and to avoid problem shifts, further environmental impacts should be evaluated at the same time. Recycling of lithium-ion batteries is becoming increasingly important. This requires integrated, computer-based modelling and balancing of various technical systems along the life cycle of electrified vehicles. This enables the identification of hotspots and the quantification of various influencing factors as well as technical, temporal and geographical variability.


Online seminar, 09:00 to 16:30

Green Batteries

  • Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment, Social Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Engineering, in particular
    • Methodological foundations
    • Importance of considering technical, temporal as well as geographical variability
  • Overview of the state of the art in life cycle environmental assessment of traction batteries and battery electric vehicles
    • Raw materials and sustainable supply chains
    • Manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries
    • Use stage of electric vehicles and influence of electricity mix
    • Sustainable recycling pathways for lithium-ion batteries
  • Computational Life Cycle Engineering
    • Introduction to methodology and modeling
    • Application example along the life cycle of traction batteries
  • Consolidation of findings and discussion of pathways for further development of sustainable traction batteries


  • State of research in the assessment of environmental impacts of traction batteries (battery systems, battery cells) along the life cycle
  • Method of the Computational Life Cycle Engineering

Circle of participants

  • Interested parties, experts and managers from industry (automotive industry, recycling industry, logistics, etc.) as well as
  • Scientists and young academics (doctoral students, post-docs, students)