VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the Geological Survey of Finland GTK have launched a new battery materials tracing platform, the Battrace project, aimed at enhancing sustainability in the mining industry.

The Battrace project also focuses on the processes which metals undergo after being extracted from ore and refined into high-quality raw materials for battery material manufacturers.

The total project’s budget is about €5.8m, €2.7m of which is allocated for research. The funding comes from Business Finland and its research partners, along with the following companies: Finnish Minerals Group, Keliber, Outotec, Valmet Automation, Latitude66, Fennoscandian Resources, and Mawson.