0745

Registration Open

Morning Breakfasts In Networking Exhibition Area

Continental Breakfast, Fresh Scrambled Eggs, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Country Style Sausage, Breakfast Potatoes
0830

Chair’s Opening Remarks

0840

Closing The Loop: Ford Otosan And Their Collaboration With EU Projects In EV Battery Circularity

Cansın Bozbay, Product Sustainability Engineer, Ford Otosan
In this presentation, Cansın Bozbay will discuss their pioneering efforts in enhancing the circular economy of EV batteries, focusing on innovative recycling and reuse projects. Their team collaborates on multiple European Union-funded initiatives aimed at regaining raw materials and improving sustainability in the battery lifecycle. He will discuss the BATRAW project, a comprehensive effort to develop semi-automated battery pack dismantling, pre-treatment and hydrometallurgical recycling pilot systems and explore their internal reuse project, which repurposes production scraps for energy storage. Join us to discover how these projects contribute to a greener future and align with EU regulations and sustainability goals.
  • Battery Circularity Initiatives: Overview of ongoing European projects aimed at improving battery recycling and reuse
  • BATRAW Project Highlights: Focus on developing semi-automated battery pack dismantling and efficient and continuous pre-treatment and hydrometallurgical recycling pilot systems, delivering battery-grade secondary materials, creating eco-design guidelines for battery pack repair, dismantling and demonstrating blockchain platform for raw material tracking and supply chain transparency
  • Internal Reuse Project: Details on the project utilizing production scraps for energy storage, capable of storing 142,2 kWh to charge multiple electric vehicles or hybrids
0900

Direct Recycling: New Opportunities For A Sustainable Battery Value Chain

Andreas Bittner, Head of New Business Development, Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicate Research ISC and Executive Director, CellCircle
This presentation will be made by Dr. Andreas Bittner, a specialist with an extensive background in materials development focusing on batteries and recycling, who has a rich history in this field.  His journey began with a PhD thesis on battery materials development, leading to the establishment of the Energy Materials unit at Fraunhofer IWKS, where he specialized in recycling and upscaling battery materials production. Over the years, he has successfully built and led multiple battery recycling groups, and earned numerous environmental and innovation awards with his project teams. 
Currently, he heads CellCircle, a spin-off company pioneering a disruptive direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries. This innovative approach recovers functional materials without destroying them, resulting in ready-to-use materials for battery cell production and offering significant environmental and economic benefits. The presentation will highlight the advantages of direct recycling, emphasizing its role in enhancing the sustainability of the battery value chain, supported by recent projects and comprehensive lifecycle assessment.
  • Understanding Direct Recycling: Learn about the direct recycling process for lithium-ion batteries, which avoids material destruction and allows for the efficient regeneration and reuse of functional materials, leading to high-quality outputs
  • Environmental and Economic Benefits: Discover how direct recycling significantly reduces the carbon footprint, energy consumption, and chemical waste associated with traditional recycling methods, while also providing an economically viable solution for recycling less valuable battery chemistries like lithium iron phosphate
  • Lifecycle Assessment and Data Insights: Gain insights into the importance of comprehensive lifecycle assessments and disaggregated data in comparing the environmental impacts of different recycling processes. Understand the role of validated and specific data in driving cleaner, more sustainable recycling practices
0920

Localized And Circular Lithium-Ion Recycling Solutions And Networks

Arturo Pérez de Lucia, Director General/General Manager, AEDIVE
In this presentation, we delve into the challenges and opportunities surrounding localized and circular lithium-ion recycling solutions and networks. The discussion will explore the intricacies of establishing localized recycling infrastructure, including logistical, technological, and regulatory considerations. Understand the importance of localized recycling for sustainability, identifying strategies to overcome barriers in establishing circular recycling networks, and exploring innovative approaches to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of lithium-ion battery recycling at a local level. Gain insights to contribute to the development of sustainable and resilient recycling ecosystems for lithium-ion batteries.
0940

Advancements In Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling: Technologies, Business Models, And Chemistries

Nils Steinbrecher, Managing Director, Strategic Business Development, TES Sustainable Battery Solutions GmbH
  • Understand the technological evolution in lithium-ion battery recycling
  • Explore emerging business models in the battery recycling industry
  • Analyze the impact of changing battery chemistries on recycling processes
Hydrometallurgical Processes
  • Transition to hydrometallurgical techniques and their improved recovery rates
  • Environmental and economic benefits of hydrometallurgical methods
From Waste Disposal to End-to-End Solutions
  • Historical perspective on battery recycling as a waste disposal issue
  • Development of comprehensive recycling solutions integrating collection, processing, and reuse
Circular Economy and Sustainability
  • Shifts towards sustainable business practices and circular economy principles
  • Examples of successful business models in the battery recycling industry
Impact of Changing Chemistries
  • Early recycling efforts focused on valuable and high-priced Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) batteries
  • Adaptation of recycling technologies to handle diverse chemistries
  • Predictions on future battery chemistries and required advancements in recycling technology
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Enhancing EV Battery Recycling Through Advanced Adhesive Technologies

As the electric vehicle (EV) industry advances, addressing the complexities of EV battery recycling is paramount. The presentation will delve into the critical challenges faced by manufacturers and recyclers in the context of new battery designs, with a special focus on adhesive technology. The presentation will explore how innovative adhesive solutions play a pivotal role in optimizing battery recycling processes, ensuring safety, cost efficiency, and sustainability. By understanding and implementing these advanced materials, stakeholders can significantly enhance the lifecycle management of EV batteries.
  • Understand the Challenges in EV Battery Recycling: Explore the engineering and commercial obstacles in recycling various battery cell designs, including cylindrical, pouch, and prismatic cells
  • Discover Advanced Adhesive Solutions: Learn about adhesive technologies that facilitate efficient disassembly, enhance safety, and support the circular economy in EV battery recycling
  • Implement Best Practices for Sustainability: Gain insights into optimizing recycling processes to reduce environmental impact and support the reuse and repurposing of battery materials.
1020

Morning Networking Break

Exhibition Hall > Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks
1100

40 Min Round Table Panel Discussion

Senior Consultants’ Perspectives: Overcoming Hurdles In EV Battery Recycling

Moderator:
Panelists: Patrick Peter, Director (Resources & Circular Economy), phiyond by adelphi 
Patrick Schaufuss, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Markus Volkening, Manager, FEV Consulting
This panel features senior consultants who will share their expert perspectives on overcoming the major hurdles in EV battery recycling. Discussions will focus on regulatory compliance, technological advancements, and market dynamics. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on developing strategies to tackle these challenges and drive success in the battery recycling industry.
Achieving Regulatory Compliance: Understand the complexities of regulatory compliance in the battery recycling industry; learn best practices for navigating and adhering to regulatory requirements
Leveraging Technological Advancements: Discover cutting-edge technologies that are addressing recycling challenges; learn how to implement these technologies to improve recycling outcomes
Navigating Market Dynamics: Gain insights into the market dynamics influencing battery recycling; explore strategies to adapt to and thrive in the evolving market landscape
1140

Close The European Loop In Battery Production With Raw Material From Secondary Sources

Benjamin Bauer, Development Engineer, Fortum Batterie Recycling GmbH
  • Industrial scale production of secondary Nickel, Cobalt, Manganese, Lithium and others
  • How to close the loop and add value in the production process
  • Service offers to waste handling for battery producers, manufacturers or other waste handling companies
  • Challenges in battery recycling process
1200

Ensuring Sustainability In EV Batteries: Key Obligations And Compliance Requirements Under EU Regulation 2023/1542

Kai Kramer, Managing Director of EARN Elektroaltgeräte Service GmbH & representative of European Recycling Industries Confederation (EuRIC) and Electrocycling GmbH
The new EU Battery Regulation (EU) 2023/1542, replacing existing EU Directive 2006/66/EU, steps up requirements for Battery Producers, including an expanded scope of batteries to now include electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Chapter VIII outlines the waste management obligations for EV Battery Producers, with a phased program of further provisions to apply over the next 2 years.
In this presentation a practical overview of the obligations of manufacturers and distributors will be reviewed, highlighting all waste battery compliance steps including end of life treatment requirements for waste batteries under the current legislative situation and the requirements under the new regulation. 
Specific focus areas include:
  • Producer registration
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Collection of waste waste electric vehicle batteries
  • Obligations of distributors
  • Treatment and Targets for recycling efficiency and recovery of materials
  • Shipment of waste batteries
  • Information on prevention and management of waste batteries
  • Minimum requirements for reporting to the competent authorities
Looking ahead there will be additional compliance requirements beyond 2025, including Environmental and sustainability aspects, material content, battery performance, labeling, communication and supply chain tracking, and provisions for refurbished batteries. The demands of these requirements will impact Electric vehicle battery Producers, and support for managing these obligations may be integral to successfully managing the transition of demands on internal resources.
1220

40 Min Round Table Panel Discussion

Decoding Cell Chemistry: Navigating LFP Vs. NMC And Beyond, Ensuring Market Independence And Overcoming Core Material Challenges

Moderator: Arnd Böhler, Manager Center of Competence (CoC) Recycling / Recycling for eComponents, Daimler Truck AG
Panelists: Sarah Fleischer, CEO and Co-Founder, tozero GmbH
This round table discussion delves into the intricacies of cell chemistry, focusing on the comparison between Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) chemistries, alongside other emerging variants. A key point of discussion revolves around strategies for achieving market independence, particularly in reducing reliance on Chinese markets for critical materials. Moreover, the session explores the challenges associated with core materials like graphite, addressing concerns and seeking solutions to ensure stability and sustainability in the battery supply chain.
  • Comparative Analysis of Cell Chemistries: Explore the differences between Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) chemistries, along with emerging variants
  • Strategies for Market Independence: Discuss strategies to reduce reliance on Chinese markets for critical materials in battery production
  • Addressing Challenges in Core Materials: Identify challenges related to core materials like graphite in the battery supply chain and seek solutions to ensure stability and sustainability
1300

Networking Lunch Break

Soup, Salad, Mains, Sides, Dessert
Tea, Coffee, Juices, Soft Drinks
1400

Revolutionizing Recycling: Pioneering Designs For Intrinsic Recyclability In Electrodes And Cells

Explore the frontier of battery recycling with our presentation, “Revolutionizing Recycling.” We’ll delve into ground-breaking designs aimed at embedding recyclability directly into electrode and cell structures. Attendees will uncover the challenges and opportunities inherent in pioneering intrinsic recyclability, from material selection to manufacturing processes. Throughout the session, insights into innovative design principles, regulatory considerations, and collaborative strategies will be shared, empowering participants to drive meaningful change in the battery industry. By the conclusion, attendees will be equipped with strategies to revolutionize recycling practices, minimize waste, and foster sustainability in battery technology.
  • Explore ground-breaking designs aimed at embedding recyclability directly into electrode and cell structures
  • Uncover challenges and opportunities inherent in pioneering intrinsic recyclability, from material selection to manufacturing processes
  • Gain insights into innovative design principles, regulatory considerations, and collaborative strategies to drive meaningful change in the battery industry towards sustainability
1420

Maximizing Output, Minimizing Waste: Approaches To Effective Black Mass Chemical Treatment

Join us for an in-depth exploration of effective chemical treatment methods for black mass in battery recycling operations. Our presentation focuses on maximizing output and minimizing waste through innovative approaches to black mass treatment. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with chemical treatment techniques, including material recovery, process optimization, and environmental considerations. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of black mass treatment processes, driving positive environmental impact and economic growth in battery recycling operations.
  • Effective Chemical Treatment Methods for Black Mass: Explore innovative approaches to chemical treatment for black mass in battery recycling operations
  • Maximizing Output and Minimizing Waste: Understand strategies to maximize output and minimize waste through effective black mass treatment techniques
  • Actionable Strategies for Efficiency and Sustainability: Gain insights into actionable strategies for enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of black mass treatment processes, driving positive environmental impact and economic growth in battery recycling operations
1440

40 Min Round Table Panel Discussion

The Next Frontier In Sustainability: EV Battery Recycling Startups Share Their Journey

Moderator:
Panelists: Sarah Fleischer, CEO and Co-Founder, tozero GmbH
Julius Müller, Strategy Lead, Circu Li-ion S.A.
Battery recycling is becoming increasingly vital as the electric vehicle (EV) market expands, with startups leading the charge in developing innovative solutions to reclaim valuable materials from spent batteries. This roundtable brings together pioneering EV battery recycling startups to discuss their experiences, challenges, and the advancements they are making in the field. The conversation will focus on overcoming technological, regulatory, and market hurdles, as well as exploring the future of sustainable battery recycling. Attendees will gain insights into the transformative potential of these startups in creating a circular economy for EV batteries.
Understanding Technological Innovations in Battery Recycling
  • Explore the latest technologies being developed by startups to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of EV battery recycling
  • Learn about the processes used to extract valuable materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel from spent batteries
  • Discuss the role of automation and AI in optimizing the recycling process.
Navigating Regulatory and Market Challenges
  • Identify the regulatory barriers that startups face in the EV battery recycling industry and strategies to overcome them
  • Examine the market dynamics that impact the growth and scalability of battery recycling startups
  • Understand the importance of policy support and international collaboration in fostering a sustainable recycling ecosystem
Building Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Growth
  • Discover how startups are forming alliances with electronic manufacturers and waste management firms to enhance their recycling operations
  • Learn about successful case studies where partnerships have driven significant advancements in battery recycling
  • Discuss the potential for cross-industry collaboration to develop a robust circular economy for EV batteries
1520

EU Battery Recycling Market Outlook And Strategic Implications

Maximilian Wegner, Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger
  • How will the market volume for battery recycling develop in Europe?
  • Are there enough feedstock materials to meet the EU targets for minimum recycling content by 2031/36?
  • What is the economic viability of recycling and how high are the future break-even acquisition costs for EOL batteries?
  • How is the battery recycling value chain currently structured? Are major changes to be expected?
  • What are the key success factors and strategic implications for stakeholders along the value chain?
1540

Direct Recycling Redefined: Unlocking Potential With Multi-Chemistry Processing

Join us as we redefine direct recycling with multi-chemistry processing in our presentation. We’ll delve into the intricacies of this innovative approach, exploring its potential to revolutionize battery recycling. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with multi-chemistry processing, including material recovery, process optimization, and regulatory compliance. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies to leverage this technology for efficient and sustainable battery recycling, driving positive environmental impact and economic growth in the industry.
  • Understanding Multi-Chemistry Processing in Battery Recycling: Explore the innovative approach of multi-chemistry processing and its potential to revolutionize battery recycling
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Gain insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with multi-chemistry processing, including material recovery, process optimization, and regulatory compliance
  • Actionable Strategies for Efficiency and Sustainability: Learn actionable strategies to leverage multi-chemistry processing for efficient and sustainable battery recycling, driving positive environmental impact and economic growth in the industry
1600

Afternoon Networking Break

Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Donuts, Snacks
1640

40 Min Round Table Panel Discussion

Revolutionizing EV Battery Recycling: The Power of OEM Collaborations

Moderator:
Panelists:
This round table discussion will spotlight how groundbreaking collaborations between OEMs and EV Battery Recyclers can revolutionize battery recycling methods for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
By focusing on direct recycling processes, the discussion will delve into the potential for reducing costs, minimizing waste, and enhancing domestic material supply chains.
  • Understanding the significance of direct recycling in reducing manufacturing costs and waste associated with traditional battery recycling methods
  • Exploring the implications of the recent high-profile collaborations on the scalability and commercial viability of innovative battery recycling processes
  • Assessing the potential environmental and economic benefits of adopting advanced recycling techniques for EV and battery manufacturers
1720

Sustainable Battery Management: Pioneering The Future Of Circularity

Join us for a forward-looking exploration of sustainable battery management in our presentation. We’ll delve into pioneering strategies and technologies shaping the future of circularity in the battery industry. Attendees will gain insights into innovative approaches for battery lifecycle management, including design for recycling, reuse, and sustainable materials sourcing. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with actionable insights to drive sustainable practices, minimize environmental impact, and foster a circular economy in the battery sector.
  • Explore pioneering strategies and technologies shaping circularity in the battery industry, including design for recycling, reuse, and sustainable materials sourcing
  • Gain insights into innovative approaches for sustainable battery management that minimize environmental impact and foster a circular economy
  • Learn actionable insights to drive sustainable practices in battery management, empowering participants to contribute to environmental conservation and circularity in the battery sector
1740

40 Min Round Table Panel Discussion

Overcoming Regulatory Hurdles: Advancing Battery Recycling in the EU

Moderator:
Panelists:
This round table discussion will address the complex regulatory challenges hindering efficient battery recycling across the European Union (EU). With disparate regulations among EU countries and evolving standards, the session will explore the imperative for cohesive regulatory frameworks to promote local recycling activities and ensure the retention of raw materials within the EU. Key focus areas include the implementation of battery passports, strategies for industrial battery take-back, and the establishment of comprehensive collection networks involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding the current regulatory landscape for battery recycling in the EU and identifying gaps in standardization and enforcement
  • Exploring strategies to incentivize local recycling activities through legislative procedures and regulatory mechanisms
  • Discussing the practical implications of battery passport implementation, including data standardization and multi-round resource considerations
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities associated with industrial battery take-back initiatives and the role of regulatory frameworks in facilitating compliance
  • Examining collaborative approaches to building efficient collection networks for end-user batteries, involving coordination among diverse stakeholders and logistical considerations
1820

Circular Solutions: Redefining Battery Mineral Supply Chains For Tomorrow

In this presentation, we explore the paradigm shift towards circular solutions in battery mineral supply chains. Attendees will delve into innovative approaches reshaping the future of mineral sourcing, processing, and recycling for sustainable battery production. Through insightful discussions on challenges and opportunities, participants will gain actionable insights to drive the transition towards circularity. By the end of the session, attendees will be empowered to champion sustainable practices, minimize resource depletion, and foster a resilient mineral supply chain ecosystem for the future of battery technology.
  • Innovative Approaches in Mineral Supply Chains: Explore innovative approaches reshaping mineral sourcing, processing, and recycling for sustainable battery production
  • Understanding Challenges and Opportunities: Delve into discussions on the challenges and opportunities inherent in transitioning towards circular solutions in battery mineral supply chains
  • Empowering Sustainability Champions: Gain actionable insights to champion sustainable practices, minimize resource depletion, and foster a resilient mineral supply chain ecosystem for the future of battery technology
1840

Cutting Costs, Boosting Sustainability: Emerging Battery Recycling Technologies

Discover the latest advancements in battery recycling technologies designed to simultaneously cut costs and boost sustainability in our presentation. We’ll explore innovative approaches reshaping the landscape of battery recycling, addressing both economic and environmental challenges. Attendees will gain insights into emerging technologies, such as advanced sorting techniques and efficient material recovery processes, and their potential impact on the industry. By the end of the session, participants will be equipped with actionable strategies to leverage these technologies for improved efficiency, reduced environmental footprint, and enhanced economic viability in battery recycling operations.
  • Discover the latest advancements in battery recycling technologies aimed at cutting costs and boosting sustainability
  • Gain insights into emerging technologies such as advanced sorting techniques and efficient material recovery processes, and their potential impact on the battery recycling industry
  • Learn actionable strategies to leverage emerging battery recycling technologies for improved efficiency, reduced environmental footprint, and enhanced economic viability in recycling operations
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Chairs Closing Remarks

1920

All Attendee Evening Drink Reception