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Batteries recycling and recovery in the context of a circular economy: techno-commercial solutions

Batteries are a key part of the world's climate change strategy. A move away from fossil fuels means more lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and to store green energy. But trying to fix one problem creates another: how can old batteries skip the scrapheap and be recycled or refurbished so we can use them again?

e-Waste is a growing problem: an environmental and health hazard in India, and a big challenge in the UK as well. From exploring new techno-commercial solutions to developing the right policy frameworks to manage e-Waste safely, there's a lot to tackle – but the right conversations are starting to happen.

Join them by taking part in our webinar 'Batteries recycling and recovery in the context of a circular economy', held on 27 May 2020 from 10–12 BST. Our webinar will be a virtual symposium exploring the current situation and the challenges faced in the UK and India in terms of technology, supply chain and policy enablers towards implementing circular economy principles in the e-Waste management of lithium-ion batteries. You will be able to meet scholars and industrialists, exchange information and create new collaborations.

We welcome attendees and presenters, to join four main keynotes delivered by:


  • Dr Anna Wise Head of Innovate UK, Battery technology for electric vehicles, UK
  • Ian Ellerington, Head of Technology Transfer, the Faraday Institution, UK
  • Prof Indrajit Mukhopadhyay, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India
  • Prof Vijayamohanan K Pillai, CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India

Short presentations (up to 5 minutes each) from industries and research organisation will showcase the existing solutions and future challenges.

If you are interested in participating as a presenter, please send your 100 words abstract by 15 May 2020 to https://forms.gle/yT59ttshN5NVa3FbA

Please register to our webinar at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/batteries-recycling-and-recovery-in-the-context-of-a-circular-economy-tickets-102873557580

Please contact Dr Jurgita Malinauskaite (mailto:Jurgita.malinauskaite@brunel.ac.uk), if you need any further information about our webinar.

The final program will be available on 20 May 2020 together with the instructions on how to join it.