Battery Recycling & Reuse Summit

June 6, 2023 | Online

All-New FREE Event Dedicated to Battery Recycling

As the ground vehicle industry continues its massive shift to electric vehicles (EVs), it will continue to search for increasingly efficient and inexpensive means of battery production and materials sourcing, including recycling and reuse. While there are many promising strategies for recycling batteries, there are numerous technical, economic, logistic, and regulatory barriers to resolve.

SAE International is proud to launch its inaugural Battery Recycling & Reuse Summit, an SAE Sustainability event, with a clear purpose — to help companies creating the future of mobility understand the latest news and trends that will allow them to quickly build a roadmap to success.

A partnership between SAE’s Sustainable Mobility Solutions initiative and Battery & Electrification Technology magazine, this virtual event will explore the latest issues related to the environmental and economic impacts and opportunities that arise when a battery reaches the end of its life, particularly as related to EVs.

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Understanding the Future of Battery Life

Bringing together energy experts and mobility manufacturers

This digital event will explore the challenges and opportunities for battery reuse and recycling over the coming years, as recycling ultimately conserves resources, reduces pollution, and contributes to the global economy.

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Tuesday June 6, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Make new, valuable connections by being randomly paired via audio & video with like-minded peers for 3 minutes at a time.

10:05 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome Session

Matt Wasowski, SAE International

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Final Disposition of Electric Vehicle Batteries

There are still many questions concerning what will happen to lithium-ion batteries as they reach their end of life (EOL), as batteries that have “aged out” can either be reused, recycled, or go to a landfill. This presentation addresses issues such as safety concerns and insufficient investment and regulations as the industry sees a looming influx of batteries reaching their EOL within the next 10 years.

Julia Bush, Industry Analyst, Center for Automotive Research
Naseeb Souweidane, Center for Automotive Research

10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Enhancing EV Battery Life: The Role of Connectivity Solutions and Material Selection

Learn about the important role connectivity solutions play in maximizing an EV battery’s serviceability and overall life expectancy. You will also hear more about how manufacturing techniques, material selection and usage, lightweighting and miniaturized connectivity solutions can enable your reuse and recycling strategy while continuing to keep safety, reliability and performance top-of-mind in the most innovative battery designs and EV architectures.

David Revack, Director of Engineering, Automotive & Transportations Solutions, TE ConnectivityEvan Dawley, Battery Systems | Principal Field Application Engineer, Automotive & Transportation Solutions, TE Connectivity

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Battery Passport: Regulatory Environment, Challenges, and Opportunities

An overview of how battery passports can support the reuse and recycling of end-of-life batteries. Understand the legislative activities, technologies, industry offerings, and the future of a battery management in the field.

Riccardo Del Bello, Research Analyst at SBD Automotive, SBD Automotive

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Argonne National Laboratory's National ReCell Center R&D Initiative

Learn how Argonne National Lab approaches material separation, recovery, and recycling challenges that result in cost-effective and environmentally sustainable processes resulting in commercialized plants. Also hear about its ReCell Center, a national collaboration of industry, academia and national laboratories working together to advance recycling technologies along the entire battery life-cycle for current and future battery chemistries.

Jeff Spangenberg, Group Leader, Materials Recycling, Argonne National Lab

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Maximizing Battery Recycling Efficiency: Fractionizing by Sieving and Homogenization

This presentation will focus on the process of fractionizing different battery materials via sieving, and homogenization using different types of mills.

Yannick Hutson, Application Specialist, Verder Scientific

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Traceability in the Battery Lifecycle: The Importance of Global Harmonization

This session will explore the array of new concepts and regulations in Europe that have been developed as part of the Battery Passport program, a digital identifier containing information necessary for reuse and recycling. Additionally, the session will provide insight into the current work being done in the North America and SAE International’s efforts to provide a platform for key industry participants to discuss establishing a common framework for traceability that can become a global standard.

Frank Menchaca, President, SAE Sustainable Mobility Solutions
Mike Paras, SAE Sustainable Mobility Solutions

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Battery Recycling and Reuse Industry Insights

Leading industry analyst Sam Abuelsamid reviews the latest trends and challenges within the battery recycling and reuse industry and discusses what's on the horizon in the coming months.

Sam Abuelsamid, Principal Research Analyst, Mobility Ecosystem, Guidehouse Insights

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


This session explores the promise of battery second use, which uncovers value from retired EV batteries through repurposing them in other energy storage systems. Finding secondary uses for batteries reduces their up-front cost and provides benefits to consumers and utilities, such as demand charge management, renewable energy integration, and regulation energy management.

Bob Galyen, Owner, Galyen Energy, LLC
Renata Arsenault, Technical Expert, Advanced Battery Recycling, Ford
Steve Tolen, Business Consultant and Chairman, SAE Secondary Battery Use Committee

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Building a Domestic Circularly Supply Chain for Lithium-ion Batteries

How can we reduce the cost and environmental footprint of lithium-ion batteries? This session looks at the production of cathode active materials and anode copper foil, in the U.S. for the first time, from an increasing amount of recycled, end-of-life lithium-ion batteries.

Alexis Georgeson, Vice President, Government Relations, Communications, & Consumer Recycling Programs, Redwood Materials

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Machine Learning-Approaches for Battery Life Assessment

Explore how new machine learning models are allowing for more accurate assessments of battery life.

Dr. Eric Dufek, Energy Storage & Electric Transportation Department Manager, Idaho National Laboratory

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Reach a New Audience by Sponsoring at the Battery Recycling & Reuse Summit

This event is the perfect platform to position your organization as a thought leader and resource for companies that are expecting alternative fuels to continue to play a key role within the mobility industry.

During the event, you’ll connect with mobility executives, R&D staff, and engineers as they convene to navigate the current and future battery markets. These attendees are looking for actionable solutions and we’ll help you highlight your capabilities and track record to help them along the path to profitability.

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