Preliminary Agenda

Final speakers to be announced soon

E-Waste Challenges & Opportunities

Day1: November 14, 2019

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:55 am
E-Waste Challenges & Opportunities: keynote presentations
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Recycling electronics: protecting the planet... and your privacy
John Shegerian
Executive Chairman
ERI
Today, the recycling of electronics faces a huge obstacle in the form of digital privacy. Many people – huge multinational corporations included – are reluctant to recycle their electronics for fear that their private or personal data will be compromised. And the fears are not without merit. The recycling of e-waste has indeed become an issue that transcends environmental responsibility – still the principle motivation – and has moved into the realm of security, privacy even national security. In this inspiring and door-opening presentation, ERI's John Shegerian will discuss how the electronic recycling industry is at a crossroads of dual responsibility – keep toxins out of landfills while responsibly and efficiently achieving data destruction. It can be done!
 

Bridging the distance-to-collection target
Pascal Leroy
Secretary General
WEEE Forum
Producer responsibility organizations face a number of acute challenges. How can they support the Member States in reaching the WEEE collection targets (bridging distance to target)? How can online free-riders be countered? How can legally binding quality standards for treatment level the playing field?
 

Strategies in product take-back and recovery
Marta Jakowczyk
Program Manager: Take Back and Recovery Ops EMEA
HP, Inc
As the quantity of electronic products increases, so, too, does the challenge of managing their impacts responsibly. This presentation explains HP’s strategies to eliminate e-waste and drive efficient, circular value chains. At HP Inc., our commitment to transforming our business model spans our value chain: from our sourcing practices and operational excellence to how we design, deliver, recover, repair, and reuse our products and solutions.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Designing consumer electronics products for the circular economy
Dr Sebastian Hauptmann
Executive Vice President Operations & Digital Innovation
Sky Deutschland
When pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland set out five years ago to develop a new 4k set-top box, its foremost goals were to provide customers with cutting-edge capabilities and to achieve improvements in operational efficiency and environmental performance. Those goals led the company to engineer the new device, known as Sky+ Pro, for durability, reuse, and easy upgrades with a circular design, reflecting the idea of the circular economy. It complemented those qualities with a sleek, user-friendly look that won a Red Dot Award for product design, the German Design award and several other awards. Dr Sebastian Hauptmann will explain the motives and the strategies pursued as well as the impact achieved.
 

Sustainable materials at Dell Technologies: closing the loop
Markus Stutz
Director EMEA Product Compliance & Environmental Affairs
Dell Computer Corporation
At Dell, the company has been moving its thinking from linear to circular. As an important part of this fundamental change, it has invested in sustainable materials where the technology giant is closing the loop on plastics, carbon fiber, gold and most recently rare earth metals. The presentation will highlight the successes and the challenges encountered so far and cover important aspects of Dells's take-back program, which is at the heart of its circular economy activities.
 

Panel Discussion - Improving the e-waste scenario through better collection, treatment certification and models of circularity
Pascal Leroy
Secretary General
WEEE Forum
Dr Mathias Schluep
Program Director
World Resources Forum
Maxime Furkel
Head of Government Affairs EMEA
Lexmark
Dr Tjerk Wardenaar
Senior Consultant, Energie & Milieu
PNO Consultants
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The driving forces behind a circular economy in electronics
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

E-Waste in international policy: past, present and future
Dr Katharina Kummer Peiry
Owner & Principal
Kummer EcoConsult
In addressing e-waste, international policy initially focused on prohibiting export to developing countries for dirty dismantling and burning. With the recognition of concepts such as the 3Rs, waste-to-resource and the circular economy came a move to promote reuse, refurbishment, and recycling, and efforts to distinguish between waste and non-waste in electronics. Today, new clean technologies are being promoted to save the climate, with little awareness of the massive amounts of e-wastes these will eventually generate. Ensuring environmentally sound production across all sectors of industry will be the policy challenge for the future.

Presentation title to be confirmed
Dr Rolph Payet
Executive Secretary
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

Partnerships for sustainable e-waste management in low- and middle-income countries
Daniel Hinchliffe
Advisor Circular Economy & Sustainable Waste Management
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
This presentation will provide insights from the German Development Cooperation approach to the improvement of e-waste management systems in low- and middle-income countries and will introduce the new PREVENT Waste Alliance, which aims to improve waste management in low- and middle-income countries with companies from along the whole electronics value chain.

Performance indicators for WEEE recycling: do we measure the right thing?
Heinz Böni
Head of Research Group Critical Materials and Resource Efficiency (CARE)
Empa - The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
In essence, WEEE management has two main goals: maximize retention of value (recycle) and minimize health and environmental risks (depollute). In practical terms, this entails concentrating and segregating materials as much as possible in one or a few output fractions where they will be dealt with appropriately: i.e. valuable substances are concentrated into fractions from which they are recovered; while hazardous substances are segregated into fraction treated following best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP). Indicators to monitor WEEE treatment performance should enable evaluation of progress against these goals. However, today's mass-based recycling and recovery rates are mostly blind to losses of recyclable materials that occur in small mass fractions such as scarce metals. They are also strongly influenced by the input material composition, which varies over time and across regions for reasons independent of treatment performance. In addition, mass fraction-based indicators to measure depollution performance do not consider absolute loads of valuable/hazardous substances flowing through WEEE treatment systems but focus on relative levels. Within that view, concerning loads of hazardous substances could go 'under the radar' into fractions in which they might be inappropriate. This presentation will focus on analyzing the present shortcomings of performance measurement of WEEE recycling and will shed a light on future research and development needed in this area.
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Aurubis' state-of-the-art end-processing of e-scrap
Andreas Nolte
Director Integrated Management Systems and Public Recycling Affairs
Aurubis
Aurubis currently processes around 150,000 tons per yer of recycled raw materials that originate from e-scrap, such as printed-circuit-boards, de-polluted devices, shredded fractions and chips. The processes fulfil the highest demands on technical, commercial and legal standards, proven by different audit schemes. Extracting metals requires a high-level expertise of pyro- and hydrometallurgical refining processes. The aim is to contribute to the circular economy of e-scrap recycling by multi-metal recycling with high recovery rates of metals such as copper, gold, silver, palladium, tin and nickel.

Automated processing and removal of hazardous materials from LCD flat-screen panels and monitors
Dr. Lisa Maria T. O'Donoghue
Founder & CEO
Votechnik

Automation as a vehicle for valuable recycling
Marco Guolo
Chief Technology Officer
OSAI Automation Systems
Automation can make the recycling process efficient and reliable. Osai, as an automation provider company, has conceived a real automation application for PCB recycling. The system is automatically loading and sorting the PBCs and is de-soldering components from the two surfaces. The same inline system is then capable of fine sorting the components through the use of machine vision with artificial intelligence, as well as high-speed robotic arms.

Panel Discussion - Maximizing the value of e-waste through advanced recovery innovations
John Shegerian
Executive Chairman
ERI
Cris Stephenson
CEO
Environcom
Olivier Inhoff
Managing Partner
RECENSO & UMS
Drinks Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Day2: November 15, 2019

The road to recovery or mining to extinction
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Extracting gold, silver, palladium and platinum from circuit boards in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way
Peter J. Jegou
President & Co-founder
All Green Precious Metal Recovery/All Green Recycling Inc
AGR has developed, patented, operates and owns 100% of the intellectual property (IP), patented technology and trade secrets for the most environmentally sustainable method of extracting the valuable commodities (gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium) from circuit boards without using harsh chemicals, producing “Conflict-Free” gold. (The Conflict Free Gold Standard provides a common approach by which gold producers can assess and provide assurance that their gold has been extracted in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of international humanitarian law). The AGR patented process advantages include its hydrometallurgical closed-loop system eliminating air emissions with No discharge. AGR process is an environmentally safe alternative to smelting without shredding. Our system concentrates precious bearing material from circuit boards to obtain Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and Copper.
 

Sensor-based sorting technology and how it can help reduce flame-retardant content in WEEE plastics
Frank van de Winkel
Business Development Manager Metals
TOMRA Sorting Recycling
European legislation demands for the recycling of end-of-life electronic equipment. At the same time, strict thresholds for recycled materials are in place for hazardous materials and hazardous elements. Recently, flame-retardant plastics - very much prominent in consumer electronic goods - has once more come into focus again. The reduction of bromine content caused by flame retardant is especially necessary now. Sensor based sorting, following the detection principle of X-Ray transmission, can offer a solution. This technology can detect materials with different atomic densities, thereby removing bromated plastics. Results achieved by this technology will be presented at the E-Waste World Conference & Expo in Frankfurt. Additionally, sensor-based technologies can be used to sort and recover many valuable materials from electronic scrap such as different metals and printed circuit boards.
 

Increasing efficiency and effectiveness of WEEE collection and recovery
Dr Sven Grieger
Manager WEEE Services
EARN - European Advanced Recycling Network
Within the recently finalized LIFE Project 'Critical Raw Materials Closed Loop Recovery (CRM Recovery)', WEEE collection methods were linked to re-use and recovery by conducting and evaluating a series of practical trials in four European countries. This presentation will share experiences and knowledge gained in cooperation with retailers, recyclers, compliance schemes and charities, and will introduce policy and infrastructure recommendations relating to how to optimize WEEE collection and material recovery in the future.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Changing the way e-waste is recycled through the use of environmentally friendly technology
Duane Nelson
President & CEO
EnviroLeach
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Closing the loop in the electronics sector
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative
Elisabeth Smith
Executive Officer
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative
The Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative is an independent, multi-stakeholder platform for designing strategies that address all dimensions of electronics in an increasingly digitized world. StEP provides a global platform for sharing information, knowledge and recommendations, facilitates inclusive solutions-oriented members' dialog and cooperation, works internationally to develop fair and objective policies and support the implementation of sustainable solutions and provides a scientific basis to change the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and behavior of the international business and consumer public. During the presentation, StEP's ongoing activities will be presented - for example, in terms of capacity building and addressing current issues for sustainable e-waste solutions. Further glimpses of members' projects will also be provided.

European Union WEEE Open Scope: one year on
Sabrina Zanin
Global Key Account Manager
Landbell Group
The so-called Open Scope, which WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU required Member States to transpose by 15 August 2018, recently celebrated its first anniversary. The new way of defining and categorizing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) brought new challenges for national authorities and producers. All EU member states are using the new definition of EEE although some apply different categories and enforcement dates. In practical terms, Open Scope brought more companies and products under the scope of the Directive and authorities needed to adjust their national registers. This contribution will provide an overview of national transpositions and observed practical challenges.

Rethinking e-waste and new technology
Daniel Quelch
UK Sustainability & CSR Manager
Epson Europe
We understand climate change, sustainability and e-waste among others are a global societal problem. This is why, in 2017, Epson revised its Management Philosophy, adding the phrase 'indispensable company' to declare its commitment to use its technology to provide new customer value in order to play a central role in realizing a better world. Epson's primary emphasis is on tackling the needs of customers and society, and on exceeding their expectations. Daniel's presentation will look at how Epson is tackling some of the big e-waste issues, creating innovation to help waste and how it is seeking to create value that exceeds customer expectations by encouraging our people to draw on their strengths and take the initiative to identify and deliver products and services that will enrich lives and bring customers delight, happiness and greater convenience.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The challenges of recycling lithium-ion batteries in North America
Carl E. Smith
CEO & President
Call2Recycle
Despite overwhelming alignment that lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, it remains extremely difficult to recycle them in North America. Safety constraints, nascent infrastructure and a dearth of a regulatory framework all conspire to restrain battery recycling. While there is good news on the horizon, there continues to be barriers to optimizing recycling and fulfilling the promise of a circular economy. Carl E. Smith heads Call2Recycle, Inc, North America’s premier consumer battery recycling organization that has recycled more than 160 million pounds of batteries since its inception. Carl will document these challenges and offer insights into what might be done to improve battery recycling in North America.

Panel Discussion - International projects to enable sustainable e-waste management solutions
Elisabeth Smith
Executive Officer
Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) Initiative
Eelco Smit
Senior Director Sustainability
Group Sustainability, Philips International
Heinz Böni
Head of Research Group Critical Materials and Resource Efficiency (CARE)
Empa - The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Daniel Hinchliffe
Advisor Circular Economy & Sustainable Waste Management
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Morton Hemkhaus
Project Manager
adelphi
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Green & Sustainable Electronics

Day1: November 14, 2019

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:55 am
Green & Sustainable Electronics: keynote presentations
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Circular economy business requirements
Eelco Smit
Senior Director Sustainability
Group Sustainability, Philips International
In 2016, Philips launched its sustainability program 'Healthy People Sustainable Planet' and set the ambitious target to generate 15% of its total revenue from circular propositions by 2020. In order to achieve this target Philips not only defined to what extent existing revenues met circular criteria, but also defined what steps would be required to improve the performance in the years to come. Additionally, Philips embarked on a broader journey of business transformation and capability building to sustain future growth after 2020. This presentation will explain how the concept of circular economy is being translated by Philips into actionable circular revenues and business requirements.
 

Presentation title to be confirmed
Chanil Jung
Environmental Compliance Manager
LG Electronics
 

Lexmark's innovations for circular economy and durability
Sylvie Thomas
EMEA Head of CSR & Environmental Affairs
Lexmark
Lexmark is developing products to transform the way its customers consume goods. Lexmark actively participates in a circular economy by designing products that stay in use longer, incorporate recycled materials and protect natural resources by reducing waste. As a leading re-manufacturer of printer cartridges, the company understands that the adoption of circular economy principles promotes innovation and economic growth in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Circular economy strategies in EEE
David Rochat
CEO
Sofies International
 

Presentation title to be confirmed
Christian Eckert
Head of Environmental Policy Department, ZVEI
Managing Director, ZVEI Batteries Division
 

Panel Discussion: Sustainable solar: the availability and value of sustainable PV systems
Nancy Gillis
CEO
Green Electronics Council
Tom Rommens
R&D Manager, Unit Sustainable Materials Management
VITO & CIRCUSOL Coordinator
Andreas Wade
Global Sustainability Director
First Solar
Jan Clyncke
Managing Director
PV Cycle
 
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Enabling a paradigm shift in electronics materials
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wood-based electronic building blocks
Karl Håkansson
Senior Research Associate
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
At the research institute RISE, we are exploring how materials from the forest can be used in electronics applications. Our primary objective is to create new functionality or added value, always with the bonus of working with renewable materials. Our core platforms are the activation of paper, films, filaments, aerogels and hydrogels, in combination with understanding the cyclability of our materials. We believe that the forest, as a renewable resource, has a role to play in the future of sustainable electronics.

Paper as a substrate and functional part of portable, wireless and/or disposable electronic devices
Dr Gael Depres
Innovation Manager
Arjowiggins Creative Papers

The world's first bromine-free flame-retardant polymer: fully recyclable, fully circular
Wolfgang Ganser
General Manager
MGG Polymers

Life-cycle thinking in product design: the case of post-consumer WEEE plastics
Anton Berwald
Project Manager
Fraunhofer IZM
More than 80% of a product’s environmental impact is determined at the design stage. For a product to be properly recycled at its end of life, it is therefore key that the initial product design matches the recyclers’ requirements. This presentation shows results from the H2020 PolyCE (Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy) project highlighting information asymmetries between recyclers and designers. It identifies major challenges on both sides and provides recommendations on how the consideration of life cycle thinking during the design phase can benefit both recyclers and manufacturers.
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Soluboard: the recyclable PCB substrate
Jack Herring
CEO & Founder
Jiva Materials
Dr Jonathan Swanston
CTO
Jiva Materials
Jiva has developed Soluboard - a patented, competitively priced and fully recyclable PCB substrate to rival the industry standard. Around 18 billion square metres of PCBs are manufactured every year and the rising value of precious metals within PCBs means that efficient recycling is a necessity. Waste PCBs are currently processed by shredding and incinerating them to extract the precious metals within. This is a very inefficient process with substantial loss of these metals during reprocessing. Jiva will use Soluboard as a catalyst to rethink the way that we are handling the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

An overview about biobased flame retardants
Rodolphe Sonnier
Lecturer in C2MA (Centre of Materials)
IMT Mines Alès France
The talk deals with the development of biobased flame retardants for polymers. The different families of biomolecules (polysaccharides, phenols, etc) will be listed with their main features in relation to flammability. Various examples, especially for epoxy resins, will be presented concerning the three main flame retardancy strategies: namely reactive, additive and coating strategies. The main approach is currently to functionalize biomolecules with phosphorus groups to prepare halogen-free flame retardants.

Panel Discussion - Product design impacts on the circular economy
Corey Dehmey
Executive Director
SERI - Sustainable Electronics Recycling International
Martin Series
Director Sourcing
Global Resale
Sean Magann
Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing
Sims Recycling Solutions
Drinks Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Day2: November 15, 2019

Re-imagining electronics end-of-life: in practice and in theory
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Inclusive business model for a waste-free telecom industry
Joost de Kluijver
Director
Closing The Loop
Amsterdam based social enterprise 'Closing the Loop' believes mobile phones can become waste-free. But with 2 billion phones being produced each year and just a few percent being recycled in emerging markets, that can be challenging. Closing the Loop spent the last 5 years building two things: an African scrap collection network and a business model that can fuel proper, safe and corruption free e-waste management. Their founder will tell you how Closing the Loop managed to bring Samsung, T-Mobile and many others on board towards 'circularity for phones'.
 

How modularity unlocks urban mining, reverse logistics and after sales in remote areas: an update on the PuzzleCompatible open-standard progress
Alejandro Santacreu
Inventor of the PuzzlePhone
Founder, Circular Devices Oy
This presentation will introduce the missing link to enable an efficient re-use and customization of more standardized electronic devices. Modularity has been identified as a prerequisite to achieve a more circular economy in electronics. In particular it would help to match reusable modules and subassemblies during re-use and repair efforts to keep functional units in active use. Concentrating on those, which caused the highest environmental impact during the initial production? An ecosystem of compatible modules would also enable smaller production runs and smaller companies to participate in constantly updated electronic functionalities while concentrating on their unique customized parts of the product (or on software apps and services, as may be the focus of the company).
 

R2v3: the global standard for certified electronics re-use and recycling
Corey Dehmey
Executive Director
SERI - Sustainable Electronics Recycling International
R2 is the leading electronics reuse and recycling standard in the world with nearly 900 R2 Certified facilities in more than 30 countries. The growth and adoption of R2 Certification worldwide demonstrates its success in setting the bar for sustainable practises and supplementing the laws and regulations across many different regions of the world. The next version of the R2 Standard is being finalized with implementation beginning in 2020. This presentation will introduce the new structure of the R2v3 Standard and highlight the key changes that are expected to be included in the final version.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Zeroing out e-waste by adopting reuse
Steve Haskew
Strategic Commercial Manager
Circular Computing
If zeroing out e-waste is the first part of the sustainability loop - and process is the next step - then reuse is the defining part that closes the loop. Materials reuse has to an acceptable part of a procurement strategy. Is it possible to change buyer behavior toward reuse and how does re-manufacturing help achieve this?
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Advancing circularity in the world of electronics
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Smart business models to enable circularity in electronics
Suzanne Kuiper
Senior Consultant | RC Sustainability
KPMG NL
Arnoud Walrecht
Director
KPMG NL

Wastewater treatment using e-waste
Professor Praveena Gangadharan
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Nowadays, electronic waste is a fastest growing menace in the world. The management of e-waste is highly critical in developing countries due to improper collection and disposal practices. This presentation will give a brief of the prospect of recycling/reusing the e-waste by applying the concept of 'utilizing one waste to treat another and recover energy'.

Implementation challenges for circular economy business models
Dr Richard Peagam
Associate Director, Global Producer Responsibility
Anthesis Group
Technology businesses are growing and diversifying at an unprecedented rate. A circular economy that is based on closing material loops and innovative business models is challenged by supply chain visibility, scale and multinational complexity, speed of innovation, macroeconomic trends and technical limitations. As technology proliferates and becomes more pervasive in society, managing end-of-life electronics in the traditional way becomes more difficult. This presentation highlights challenges and solutions for a more circular economy for electronics in a changing world.
Break
2:45 pm - 3:10 pm

The growth of urbanization and how tech in the built environment will impact e-waste
Professor David Peck
Associate Professor
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

From now to next: how the combinatorial power of emerging technologies enable circularity
Laura Rheinbay
Sustainability Strategy Consultant
Accenture Strategy
Alexander Holst
Managing Director
Accenture Strategy

Panel Discussion - The Circular Procurement Guide: the opportunities and challenges involving ‘buying’ circular
Nancy Gillis
CEO
Green Electronics Council
Conference Close

Electric Vehicles & Battery Recycling

Day1: November 14, 2019

Networking breakfast
8:15 am - 8:55 am
Electric Vehicles & Battery Recycling: keynote presentations
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presentation title to be confirmed
Hans-Eric Melin
Founder
Circular Energy Storage
 

Circular economy perspectives for future end-of-life EV batteries
José Rizo
Senior Expert
European Commission
 

Presentation title to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed
Renault Group
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Closing the battery loop: why recycling is crucial to secure a sustainable metals supply
Dr. Christian Hagelüken
Director EU Government Affairs
Umicore AG & Co KG
Electromobility will boost the demand for battery metals such as cobalt, nickel and lithium, hence their reliable, responsibly sourced supply will become a decisive factor. Establishing effective take-back and recycling systems is crucial as it complements primary supply, reduces the dependency on certain mining countries, and contributes significantly to mitigate the environmental footprint of electromobility. Although high-quality recycling technologies are available, collection rates often are insufficient and end-of-life products are bypassing these installations. A main challenge is to generate drivers for comprehensive metals recycling which requires fundamental changes in the way we design, sell, use and recycle our products.
 

Presentation title to be confirmed
Rasmus Bergström
CEO
Stena Technoworld
 

Panel Discussion - HSSMI Panel
Axel Bindel
Executive Director
HSSMI A Manufacturing Innovation Institute
 
Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Endangered elements: critical materials in the circular economy
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Presentation title to be confirmed
Mark Saxon
Director/Interim President & CEO
Leading Edge Materials

EV battery recycling: bridging the supply gap
Milan Thakore
Senior Research Associate - Battery Raw Materials
Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie's long-term forecast for all key battery raw materials is one of deficit. Technological improvements and mining developments will play a role in bridging the supply gap but what about recycling? Milan will look at the overall impact EV battery recycling could have on raw materials market balances and highlight the importance of the recycling market to the energy transition.

Hot-spot batteries: how improved battery reporting supports the closing of material loops in Europe
Johanna Emmerich
Research Fellow
Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
The first EU-wide and open-access Urban Mine Platform (UMP was launched in 2018 by the consortium of the ProSUM project. The web portal constitutes a unique data collection on the amounts of batteries placed on the market, the stocks in use, the product compositions and the waste flows, as well as on the resources they contain. This information is valuable to a number of industry stakeholders but also policy makers and academia in an effort to close materials loops, for instance for strategic metals inherent in batteries. Challenges for maintaining an improved knowledge base relate to the improvement of data collection practices and will be tackled in this presentation together with a proposal on improved battery classifications.

How development of the battery recycling market can ease the resource constraints for critical metals
Asad Farid
Associate Director - Thematics Team
Berenberg
This presentation will focus on how enhanced battery recycling can potentially ease the predicted tightening on supply of certain critical metals. Among questions that will be answered, how much will battery waste increase over the next five years? What recycling technologies will be used for EV batteries? Can second-life use of EV batteries as stationary storage systems postpone the emergence of the battery recycling market? What level of investment will be required to meet the demand for battery recycling? Finally, it will also provide an update on the recycling plans announced so far globally.
Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Opportunities in minerals and advanced materials that are essential for a sustainable future
Christopher Reed
Managing Director
Neometals

Using blockchain to combat corruption, human rights abuses, and environmental devastation in the raw material supply chain
Nathan Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Minespider

The importance of sustainable lithium for the development of electric cars
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles
Vice President Business Development
Infinity Lithium Corporation
There is a fantastic momentum around the development of electric vehicles across the world and Europe is investing billions of Euros to transform its auto industry and become a leader in electrified mobility. The continent is also starting to welcome large investments for lithium-ion battery factories but further upstream, in lithium mining and refining, Europe is lagging behind. Infinity Lithium and its San Jose project in Extremadura, Spain, represents a strategic investment supporting the development of a more integrated, sustainable and regionalized lithium-ion battery and the auto industry.

Panel Discussion - Building a sustainable European EV battery materials supply chain
Hans-Eric Melin
Founder
Circular Energy Storage
Drinks Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Day2: November 15, 2019

Recycling, recovery, re-use and life-cycle management
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Sophisticated technologies for the specific methods to safely transport, handle, store and recycle lithium batteries
Christian Winkler
Managing Director
TES-AMM Central Europe
 

Technical and regulatory challenges in international take-back operations for industrial li-ion batteries
Wassilij Weber
Head of Operations
SIMPLi RETURN - A Joint Venture By Interseroh & Saubermacher
Industrial lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly more common in numerous applications, among which electric vehicles are just one popular example. They often weigh hundreds of kilograms and sooner or later every battery placed in the market must be returned and recycled. Since li-ion batteries present a potential hazard, multiple regulatory fields must be considered: e.g. Dangerous Goods Regulations, Waste Regulations, and many more. Especially when it comes to exporting waste batteries for recycling, logistics face even more challenges. Experts from SIMPLi RETURN provide insights from their daily routine and show how large industrial li-ion batteries are processed internationally.
 

Circunomics: Big Data-based monitoring, recycling and second-life trading of batteries
Patrick Peter
CEO & Founder
Circunomics
By 2025, 11 million tons of batteries will be available for the recycling and second-life market. The battery economy is confronted with serious challenges to make value chains fit for the future. Can Big Data and deep learning help to maximize the efficiency of the circular battery economy? Being the first big data-based marketplace for battery monitoring, recycling and trading, Circunomics enables industry partners to make integrated battery management a key capability. With its life-cycle and pricing algorithms, and standardized data interfaces, Circunomics connects industry partners across all stages of the battery supply chain to maximize the resale value of batteries and to reduce recycling costs.
 
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Why the circular economy must link up the whole supply chain
Dr Will Ritzrau
Director of Sustainability
SAP
 

Where advanced vehicle battery technology meets the road
Gert Jan van der Have
Managing Director
Spiers New Technologies BV (SNT)
 
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
The after life of lithium-ion batteries
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A second-life for EV batteries: the newest value pool in energy storage
Eric Hannon
Partner, Frankfurt
McKinsey & Company
With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030. After remanufacturing, such batteries are still able to perform sufficiently to serve less-demanding applications. Three applications are most suitable for second-life EV batteries: 1) providing reserve energy capacity to maintain a utility’s power reliability, 2) helping defer transmission and distribution investments, and 3) taking advantage of power arbitrage opportunities by storing renewable power for use during periods of scarcity.

Creating a secondary source for critical battery materials
Kunal Phalper
Chief Commercial Officer
Li-Cycle
Lithium-ion batteries play an essential role in the global transition toward electrification, renewable energy and increased mobile communication. To meet this rapidly growing demand, the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations for critical and scarce battery-grade materials in these batteries. The world has, however, lacked a viable option for leveraging the rapidly growing volumes of spent lithium-ion batteries as a source for these materials. This presentation will discuss the available processes in the market for recovering these critical battery materials from spent lithium-ion batteries including Li-Cycle’s innovative and sustainable resource recovery process.

From grave to cradle: an EV’s end-of-life journey
Sam Haig
Battery Recycling Business Manager
R S Bruce Metals & Machinery
The vehicle recycling sector is on the cusp of a boom in EVs and hybrid vehicles as those sold over the past decade begin to reach end of life in significant numbers. This will lead to a seachange in the makeup of end-of-life vehicle scrap. How will metal recyclers, long used to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, handle their encounters with these new types of electric and hybrid vehicles? How do battery recyclers accommodate batteries hundreds of times the size, weight, and voltage of those from laptops and mobile phones? And how does the 'second life' question fit into the equation? This talk will follow the journey of an electric vehicle battery as it reaches end of life, highlighting the practicalities that will be faced at each stage, from safe depollution and dismantling, to evaluation for re-manufacturing, and finally to effective and economical material recycling.
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2:45 pm - 3:10 pm
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