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International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR)

Event Date: 
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 to Friday, 20 September, 2019

Challenges faced by the second life of lithium batteries including issues surrounding performance, warranty, transport, safety, and producer responsibility, will be among topics on the agenda at ICBR. This 24th congress will bring together experts and decision-makers from across the battery recycling value chain. There will also be an update on the review process of the EU's Batteries Directive.

ICBR is the international platform for presenting the latest developments and discussing the challenges faced by the battery recycling industry.  The 24th edition of ICBR will bring together many experts and decision-makers of the battery recycling value chain such as battery manufacturers, battery recyclers, OEMs from the electronic and e-mobility industry, collection schemes operators, service and transport companies, policy-makers and many more.

This top-quality congress on battery recycling will focus on: 


  • The economics of collecting and recycling waste batteries
  • How to recycle batteries from e-cars, e-bikes and other e-vehicles
  • Recycling batteries from energy storage systems of power plants
  • Best available recycling technologies for batteries

Material supply in a circular economy

  • Battery materials – supply and demand
  • The role of battery recycling in a circular economy
  • Eco-design: A critical approach to the removability of batteries?

Transport and Safety

  • Lithium batteries: Trends in  hazard classification
  • Update of the transport and packaging regulation on batteries
  • Safety of lithium batteries: Threats and opportunities

The Batteries Directive Revision

  • Challenges faced by the second life of lithium batteries: Performance, warranty, transport, safety, and producer responsibility
  • The collection efficiency of batteries: Considering urban mining and waste generation
  • Update on the review process of the Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC