Conference on Battery Direct Recycling 2024
October 29-30, 2024
Congress Centrum Wuerzburg

Closing the Loop

Direct battery recycling is a key strategy to maximize sustainability and geopolitical independence along the battery value chain

The new EU Battery Directive is driving this growing interest. It requires low carbon footprint batteries, stricter policies on critical raw materials (CRM) and high-quality recycling of batteries including re-use rates for CRM. The BD is expected to become a global benchmark.

This is accompanied by the EU Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) to strengthen circularity, including recycling.
An economic pathway meet those requirements on industrial scale are a range of modern efficient recycling methods phrased “direct recycling”.

The Fraunhofer ISC has been working for several years to optimize direct recycling in terms of technological feasibility and economic viability.
The "Conference on Battery Direct Recycling", initiated by the Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility Bavaria FZEB of the ISC, is intended to provide a platform for networking for stakeholders from research, industry and politics.

The goal of the conference is to strengthen the direct recycling community and collectively unlock the potential to contribute to a more sustainable and economically viable battery ecosystem.

Direct Battery Recycling Paves the Way
for a Circular Economy

Planned topics

Direct Recycling: Methods and processes


Design for Recycling

Design for Recycling

Digitization and Life Cycle Assessment


Policy and Market

Conference fees and registration

Students, speaker and poster authors: 249 €

Scientific participants and participants from industry 399 €

(Included is catering during the day and dinner)

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2024

Program and venue will be updated shortly.


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Conference Speakers

  • Prof. Kristina Edström, Uppsala University (SWE)
  • Dr. Jeroen Spooren, Vito (BE)
  • Dr. Nora Bartolomé, Empa (CH)
  • Dr. Cleis Santos, Fraunhofer IFAM (DE)
  • Dr. Steve Sloop, OnTo Technology (US)

  • Max Rettenmeier, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (DE)
  • Dr. Claudia Stauch, Fraunhofer ISC (DE)
  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Kraus, INM (DE)
  • Dr. Marco Gleiß, KIT (DE)
  • Prof. Eliana Quartarone, University Pavia (IT)

  • Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel, FAU (DE)
  • Dr. Jean-Paul de Mussy, Pôle MegaTech (BE)
  • Dr. Marcel Meeus, Susteco (BE)
  • Michael Wagner, BMW Group (DE)
  • Prof. Emma Kendrick, University Birmingham (UK)

Call for abstracts

Contributions (oral and poster) from researchers at all levels are highly appreciated. Slots for oral contributions will be selected by the conference board on the basis of the originality of the research, the level of results indicated in the abstract, and the relevance for the field of Direct Battery Recycling.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 30, 2024

  • From researchers and experts from industry
  • Each presenting author may submit only one abstract
  • The official language of the conference is English
  • The abstract must not exceed 600 words (references and acknowledgments included) and may include one figure

Please note that only limited places are available.

Abstract Submission


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