First Announcement and Call for Papers
Curtain up for the International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2018: The call for papers is open until January 31, 2018. Contributions are requested on the topics of battery recycling technologies, materials supply in a circular economy, transport and safety, the Batteries Directive revision and a review of worldwide battery recycling activities.
The 23rd edition of the ICBR will take place in Berlin next year from September 26 – 28, 2018. As in previous years, the ICBR will bring together numerous experts and decision-makers from the battery recycling value chain, such as battery manufacturers, battery recyclers, OEMs from the electronics and e-mobility industry, collection schemes operators, service and transport companies, policymakers and much more.
The ICBR Steering Committee wants to build on the resounding success of the recent congress in Lisbon in September 2017. More than 250 experts from almost 30 countries worldwide attended the ICBR 2017 – a new record. Most of the delegates came from the battery recycling industry and from national collection organizations. OEMs, professional associations, and consultants were also strongly represented.
As the assessment of this year’s Congress shows, the participants confirmed their interest in new recycling technologies and future challenges for the battery industry. Safety aspects of the storage, transport, and recycling of batteries continue to attract great interest.
The main topics for the ICBR 2018 will be the following:
- How to recycle batteries from e-cars, e-bikes and other e-vehicles
- Recycling of batteries from energy storage systems of power plants
- Collection and recycling of batteries from cordless tools and electronic devices
- Best available recycling technologies for batteries
Materials Supply in a Circular Economy
- Battery materials supply and demand or “when recyclers meet raw materials suppliers”
- The role of battery recycling in a circular economy
- Eco-design: A critical approach to battery removability?
- The e-mobility and energy storage markets: An opportunity for new battery technologies?
Transport and Safety
- Update of the transport regulations on batteries
- Safety of lithium batteries: Risks and opportunities
- Evolution of packaging requirements for lithium batteries
The Batteries Directive Revision
- Update on the review process of the Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC
- The efficiency of battery recycling: The need for a new “optimum” approach
- The efficiency of battery collection: Considering urban mining and waste generation
- Challenges faced by the second life of lithium batteries: Performances, transport and safety, and producer responsibility
- Impact of changes in hazardous waste regulations
Worldwide Activity Review
- Worldwide updates on battery take-back, collection schemes and recycling
Those interested in speaking are invited to send a short abstract (minimum of half an A4 page in English) with their key messages to the congress organizer ICM to: [email protected].
The title of the presentation should be mentioned with the author’s name. For further information please visit: http://www.icm.ch/.