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Battery Events and Workshops

DOT and EPA Workshops on the Safe Handling of Lithium Batteries
Various locations listed below

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invite waste management industry members that handle lithium batteries (battery and electronics refurbishers and recyclers, household hazardous and solid waste programs) and other related businesses, such as certification program auditors, to participate in free three-hour workshops. Participants will learn how to prevent, reduce or eliminate risks of fire or explosions from the improper packaging, marking, labeling, or recycling of lithium batteries.

These workshops are led by subject matter experts from the Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team under the U.S. Department of Transportation and hosted by EPA. The workshops will focus on the safe transportation of lithium batteries for recycling and the applicable regulations that must be followed by battery recyclers and is designed for individuals in the battery recycling industry who need a working knowledge of the regulations, or who provide training to their employees on the applicable regulations. They will include an overview on the latest regulatory requirements on proper lithium battery packaging, marking, and labeling and as well as a basic understanding of how to apply the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

The workshops will be held in the following locations:

July 29, 2019
Atlanta Metro Area
9:00am ET – 12:00pm ET
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Limited to the first 30 registrants

July 30, 2019
Kansas City Metro Area
1:00pm CT – 4:00pm CT
EPA Region 7 Headquarters
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
Limited to first 80 registrants

August 14, 2019
Chicago Metro Area
1:00pm CT – 4:00pm CT
Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 6064
Limited to the first 60 registrants

September 5, 2019
Bay Area
9:00am PT – 12:00pm PT
City of Fremont Development Services Center
Niles Room
39550 Liberty St.
Fremont CA 94538
Limited to the first 35 registrants

Register online to attend a workshop or call 202-366-4900 for more information.

The Battery Show – September 10 – 12, 2019
Novi, Michigan

The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology for electric & hybrid vehicles, utility & renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military and telecommunications.

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24th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2019 – September 18 – 20, 2019
Lyon, France

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.

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9th IATA Lithium Battery Workshop – October 29 – 31, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Get the latest industry information on best ways to apply regulations for the transport of lithium batteries by air. This event is an excellent opportunity to network across the entire supply chain, bringing together representatives from lithium battery manufacturers, freight forwarders, ground handling agents, airlines, training schools and regulators.

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10th Annual Battery Safety Summit – October 22 – 25, 2019
Alexandria, VA

Research continues to boost the energy storage capability of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) leading to expanding applications and consumer use. Higher energy plus use leads to higher risk. Therefore, accurate tests and models are critical for predicting and controlling the complex electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical behavior of LIBs. Additionally, regulations to promote protection and information derived from forensic investigations to enhance prevention are required. The task of implementing effective safety strategies falls on R&D scientists (chemical, electrical, material, and software engineers), battery manufacturers, regulatory authorities, forensic scientists, and the public. The 10th Annual Battery Safety Summit convenes these stakeholders to continue the vital dialogue of integrating and implementing LIB safety to meet ever-increasing energy demands.

Past Events:

36th Annual International Battery Seminar & Exhibit – March 25 – 28, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Founded in 1983, the International Battery Seminar & Exhibit has established itself as the premier event showcasing the state of the art of worldwide energy storage technology developments for consumer, automotive, military, and industrial applications. Key thought leaders will assemble to not only provide broad perspectives, but also informed insights into significant advances in materials, product development, manufacturing, and application for all battery systems and enabling technologies.

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Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) – June 24 – 27, 2019
San Diego, California

AABC was founded to review the status of automotive battery technology and provide informed glimpses into the future. The AABC 2019 program will uncover the underlying technical and business issues that will impact the pace and path of vehicle electrification worldwide. Lithium-Ion batteries are the chief candidate for most xEV applications.

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