Green Batteries Conference 2021

The Green Batteries Conference 2021 provided a look at the entire battery value chain, from raw materials to current and future cell and system technologies, operation and maintenance, end-of-life, reuse, recycling - reprocessing of battery components, functional materials, and the political and regulatory framework. International experts from upstream and downstream the value chain met virtually to discuss the latest developments.


More than 1100 interested people registered for the conference to follow the whole conference or at least to be present at one or another session. Many thanks to the BATTERY 2030+ team and the European Lithium Institute eLi for the great cooperation in organizing and designing the conference and to our sponsor CEPA for the support.

And thanks also to the members of the Advisory Board, the Scientific Board and the authors, who all together provided a highly interesting and informative program.



Due to the demand for the presentations, we have asked the speakers for permission to make their presentations available - if possible - for the website. Some of the presentations from the sessions have already been released and linked accordingly in the program with the presentation titles, some are still in the release phase. We will keep registered participants updated on this.

The conference took place as free of charge online event:
October 2021, 5/12/19/26 (every Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. / UTC +2 (DST))

The timing fits well, the EU Green Deal and strategic research initiatives on European cell manufacturing are gaining momentum, and the questions of raw material requirements and resource-saving innovative technologies are being widely discussed. Research and development are using new ways to create powerful and environmentally friendly batteries – faster and more efficiently with fewer resources, and the European Union is set to rewrite the rules in the EU with the new Battery Regulation.



Six thematic sessions

Conference sessions throughout October 2021 every Tuesday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. / UTC +2 (DST)

Resources and
raw materials

Battery recycling


Recyclability of battery cells, packs, systems, design for recycling, manufacturing for recycling

Sessions Schedule

Have a look at the presentations and talk topics of the individual conference days

Second life, testing, classification, logistics etc.


(sociological, economical, ecological impacts of batteries)


Alternative “green ­battery” technologies


In cooperation with

Advisory Board/Scientific Board

Corsin Battaglia, EMPA | Andreas Bittner, European Lithium Institute | Claude Chanson, RECHARGE Battery Association | Kristina Edström, co-ordinator of the European Initiative Battery 2030+, Uppsala Universitet | Lev Filippov, Université de Lorraine | Guinivere Giffin, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC | Philippe Jacques, EMIRI | Henning Lorrmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC | Marcel Meeus, consultant to EMIRI | Christoph Herrmann, Competence Cluster Recycling & Green Battery, Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST | Guido Sonnemann, Université de Bordeaux | Sigita Trabesinger, Paul Scherrer Institut  


Green Batteries Conference

Titania mixed with yttria used as both an additive in sulfurated polyacrylonitrile (SPAN) cathodes and as an interlayer between the cathode and the separator in Li-S batteries

(Ana L. Paez Jerez, Edgardo L. Sham, Alvaro Y. Tesio and Victoria Flexer)

Computational modelling of Li-Ion Carboxyphenolate-based electrode materials

(Marcela L. Fernandes, Rodrigo P. Carvalho, Helena M. Petrilli and Moyses Araujo)

Emerging Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion & Storage

(Nawal Ashraf, Khurram Saleem Joya and Zhixiang Wei)

Unfortunately, due to limited time in the sessions, only a portion of the interesting submissions could be considered for the presentations.

Therefore, some of the authors have submitted their presentations as posters, which can be viewed here on the website.

Multilayer-Coating on Silicon Nanoparticles Assisted by Supercritical CO2 for Better Li-ion Batteries

(Rahmandhika Firdauzha Hary Hernandhaa, Purna Chandra Ratha, Bharath Umeshb, Jagabandhu Patrac, Jeng-Kuei Changa)

Understanding and Applications of NASICON Phosphates as Aqueous Na-ion Battery Electrode Materials

(G. Plečkaitytė, D. Tediashvili, N. Traškina, G. Snarskis, L. Staišiūnas, S. Tutlienė, M. Petrulevičienė, J. Juodkazytė, D. Gryaznov and L. Vilčiauskas)