Green Batteries Conference 2021
Thematic sessions in a nutshell

Resources &
raw materials


This session is dedicated to the global distribution of battery raw materials, state-of-the-art and latest developments towards low-footprint mining and processing technologies.

Session Chair:
Prof. Lev Filippov, Univ. Lorraine

Battery recycling ­technologies


The session on recycling technologies will discuss the most prominent technologies for battery recycling as well as innovative processes under the concept of direct recycling.

Session Chair:
Prof. Dr. Emma Kendrick, Univ. Birmingham, Faraday Institution


 

Overview Sessions Schedule

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

 

Green Batteries Conference 2021

Online Event (free of charge)
October 2021, 5/12/19/26

Every Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
UTC +2 (DST)

Sustainability

(sociological, economical, ecological impacts of batteries)


Even though widely accepted that batteries will be a cornerstone for the transition towards renewable energies, the mining, processing and use of batteries and battery raw materials do have a substantial impact on the society, the nature and the economy. This session will try to give an insight and overview about the many positive and negative implications of a battery-propelled future.

Session Chair:
Prof. Dr. Guido Sonnemann, Univ. Bordeaux

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


What makes a battery system or cell to be better recycled then another? How can the systems be designed and manufactured towards the recycling at the end of life? And what implications do these considerations have on the efficiency, safety and cost-competiveness of the production?

Session Chairs:
Dr. Marcel Meeus, Consultant to EMIRI
Dr. Henning Lorrmann, Fraunhofer ISC

Alternative “green ­battery” technologies


Undoubtedly, the Lithium-Ion-Technology does and will dominate electrochemical energy storage in the foreseeable future. We’ll try to take a look behind the plate. What technologies do have the potential to step in as substitute? Do all sectors and all regions in the world speak “Lithium”, or are there alternatives on the technology roadmaps or even available as existing products.

Session Chairs:
Dr. Sigita Trabesinger, PSI
Dr. Corsin Battaglia, Empa

Second life, testing, classification, logistics


The reuse of depreciated battery systems in the so called second life is considered to be an important puzzle piece towards a circular economy simply be leaving the resources longer in the materials loop. Here, we’ll talk about related issues, e. g. standardized tests for the classification of batteries, logistics to ensure a safe and efficient distribution of aged and ­second life batteries.

Session Chair:
Prof. Dr. Ir. Maitane Berecibar, VUB-MOBI

Session Chairs

Prof. Lev Filippov

Prof. Lev Filippov

Lev Filippov is Full Professor at the National Engineering School of Geology and Head of the “Minerals engineering“ team of the GeoRessources Laboratory of the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France). With over 35 years of research experience in mineral processing he authored more than 250 peers reviewed and conference papers and 25 patent applications. The main research areas cover the fundamental and applied researches on recovery of the strategic metals from primary (ores) and secondary resources including the recovery of hard lithium from the european deposits.

Prof. Emma Kendrick

Prof. Dr. Emma Kendrick

Professor Emma Kendrick, CChem FIMMM FRSC, Chair of Energy Materials. University of Birmingham, UK. She moved to Birmingham as Chair of Energy Materials in 2018 after two years at WMG, University of Warwick as Reader. Prior to moving back to academia she spent 10 years doing industrial research experience in new battery technologies, latterly as Chief Technologist in Energy Storage at SHARP Laboratories of Europe Ltd (SLE) and prior to that for two battery SME’s. Her background is in new energy storage technology development, including lithium and sodium ion battery manufacturability, testing and parameterisation and recycling. She was the recipient of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2021 Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division mid‐career Award and the IMF 2019 Horsfall medal.

Prof. Dr. Guido Sonnemann

Prof. Dr. Guido Sonnemann

Guido Sonnemann is full professor at the University of Bordeaux where he heads The Life Cycle Group CyVi at the Institute of Molecular Sciences.  The focus of his research is on Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Chemistry and Materials Sciences. He is also the chairholder of the Regional Chair of Excellence on Life Cycle Assessment that supports the priority clusters of the New Aquitaine region in their research on sustainability assessment methods. Guido Sonnemann is programme director for the participation of the university in the KIC EIT Raw Materials and coordinator of the International Master programme on Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling (AMIR). He is co-founder and Executive Committee chair of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI). Until 2012 Guido Sonnemann was Sustainable Innovation Programme Officer and Science Focal Point for UNEP’s Resource Efficiency sub-programme. He holds a PhD in chemical engineering, University Rovira & Virgili, Spain (2002), M.Sc. in environmental chemistry, University of Poitiers, France (1996), and graduated as environmental engineer, Technical University of Berlin (1995).

Dr. Marcel Meeus

Dr. Marcel Meeus

Dr. Marcel Meeus retired after a professional career at Umicore and he started a private consulting company SUSTESCO, Sustainable Energy Services Consulting, specialized in batteries and hydrogen for e-mobility and stationary energy storage.

 

Henning Lorrmann Fraunhofer ISC
© Fraunhofer ISC

Dr. Henning Lorrmann

Dr. Henning Lorrmann, diploma engineer for nanostructure sciences and head of the Fraunhofer R&D Center Electromobility in Bavaria, over 10 years of experience in the application and management of contract research projects in the field of electrochemical energy storage. Involved in more than 10 international and national collaborative projects. Member of the BATTERY 2030+ core-group, task leader IPR management, ETIP Batteries co-chair Digitalization, and BEPA member of the association delegation, member of the steering committee in the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance, co-organizer of the Green Batteries Conference 2021.

Dr. Sigita Trabesinger

Dr. Sigita Trabesinger

Dr. Sigita Trabesinger is Head of Battery Electrodes and Cells group at Paul Scherrer Institute. She joined PSI as a scientist in 2011, after spending more than two years at Uppsala University after her PhD. Her research focuses on the novel battery materials discovery, mechanistic understanding of battery materials, electrolytes and electrolyte additives, as well as their interfaces, encompassing Li-ion, Li-metal and Na-ion batteries. Her work has always been on fundamental aspects of batteries but with real-life applications in mind. She also serves as a reviewer and a monitor for projects funded by European Commission, The Research Council of Norway, Qatar National Research Fund, German Research Foundation and others.

Dr. Corsin Battaglia

Dr. Corsin Battaglia

Dr. Corsin Battaglia is directing the laboratory Materials for Energy Conversion at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, and is a lecturer at ETH Zurich. His research focuses on the development of advanced materials and manufacturing processes for next-generation batteries in several federally funded and European projects. He is co-author of more than 150 scientific papers with >10'000 citations and several international patents in the battery field. He serves as executive committee member of the Swiss Battery Association iBAT, as Swiss representative in the European large-scale research initiative Battery 2030+, as expert in Batteries Europe's Working Group on New and Emerging Battery Technologies, and is a member of the European Research Institute Alistore and the Batteries European Partnership Association.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Maitane Berecibar

Prof. Dr. Ir. Maitane Berecibar

Prof. Dr. Ir. Maitane Berecibar is the Battery team leader in the MOBI research group at VUB. She is now in charge of R&D innovation and strategy on the field of batteries; novel materials, second life, state estimations, recycling, safety, etc. As the team leader she focuses on developing new consortium, management of promising innovative projects and supervising her group. She obtained her PhD in Engineering of Sciences at the VUB in August 2017 titled “Development of an Accurate State of Health Estimation Technique for Lithium-Ion Batteries”. Afterwards, she has been working as a senior researcher, grant writing and project manager at the MOBI research center for the H2020 and other projects regarding energy management transition which we are facing. Additionally, prof Berecibar is coordinating the European granted project Bat4ever and she is an official member of the IEC standardization body (TC-69 and TC-21).