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Battery Events and Workshops

DOT/EPA Safe Packaging and Transportation of Lithium Batteries: What You Need to Know Webinar – January 23, 2020, 2 PM ET

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Lithium batteries are key to our modern connected world, from our cellphones and computers to our cars (and not just electric cars) and have an increasing role in storing electricity for the electric grid. But, used lithium batteries aren’t exactly like the used alkaline or lead acid batteries that many are used to working with. Because of the battery’s level of charge and the materials that are inside of it, special preparation is needed when shipping these batteries to a refurbisher or recycler. On this webinar 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.

This SMM webinar will be hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and led by subject matter experts from the Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The webinar will focus on the safe transportation of lithium batteries for recycling and the applicable regulations that must be followed by battery shippers. It 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).

37th Annual International Battery Seminar & Exhibit – March 30 – April 2, 2020
Orlando, 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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9th World Rechargeable Battery Regulatory Forum (WRBRF 2020)
Yokohama, Japan

The World Rechargeable Battery Regulatory Forum is a biennial forum that includes representatives from PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association, the Battery Association of Japan (BAJ), the Korea Battery Industry Association (KBIA), and RECHARGE – The Advanced Rechargeable & Lithium Batteries Association. The Forum provides an opportunity for our associations to exchange information on the various regulatory issues impacting the industry.

For more information, email George Kerchner at: [email protected]

Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) – June 8 – 11, 2020
San Francisco, California

Governments across the globe and international automakers alike have recently become more bullish on the future of electrified transportation. Consequently, the technological development needed to support vehicle electrification must keep pace with rising expectations – batteries with enhanced performance, durability, cost, and abuse tolerance are indeed crucial to the viability of each of the hybrid/electric vehicle powertrains. AABC was founded to review the status of automotive battery technology and provide informed glimpses into the future. The AABC 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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E-Mobility & Circular Economy EMCE 2020 – June 29 – July 1, 2020
Tokyo, Japan

The E-Mobility revolution is undeniable. The International Energy Agency expects the number of electric cars on the road to increase from 2 million in 2016 to 70 million in 2025. Which impact will this have on Ecodesign, the Circular Economy, Recycling and Raw Materials Supply?

At EMCE 2020, Industry and experts shall present Innovative Concepts, Recycling & Reuse as well as Material Supply in the field of E-Mobility and Battery & Fuel cell.

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The Battery Show – September 15 – 17, 2020
Novi, Michigan

The Battery Show Exhibition & Conference is a showcase of advanced battery technology, battery design and manufacturing, advanced battery materials, stationary power, E/HV Technologies, hybrid design advancements, and more.

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25th International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2020 – September 16-18, 2020
Salzburg, Austria

ICBR 2020 is the international platform for reviewing the challenges faced by the Battery Recycling Industry on a global basis. For the 25th consecutive year ICBR will bring together the international community of experts and decision makers of the entire Battery Recycling value chain, including battery recyclers and producers, collection organizations, OEM’s, policymakers, materials and services providers and many more.

For its 25th anniversary, in response to requests from delegates, the programme of the ICBR 2020 will particularly focus on Battery Recycling Technologies. Indeed by 2020, the primary and the rechargeable battery industry will face the review of the Batteries Directive. Simultaneously, many new EV batteries will be introduced on the EV market as car manufacturers will have to meet stringent CO2 emissions targets.

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10th IATA Lithium Battery Workshop – October 6-8, 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom

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.

Conference Highlights
Despite recent new ICAO regulations taking effect, issues around the shipping of lithium batteries continue to emerge, which trigger consequential discussions on potential regulatory changes. The workshop aims at providing insights into the development of possible regulatory changes as well as considerations on future risk mitigation strategies that may find their way into the regulations.

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11th Annual Battery Safety Summit
TBD, United States

Research continues to boost the energy storage capability of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) leading to expanding applications and consumer use. Higher energy plus increased 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 11th Annual Battery Safety Summit convenes these stakeholders to continue the vital dialogue of integrating and implementing LIB safety to meet ever-increasing energy demands.

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