Program Agenda

Day One

August 8, 2023

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome by Executive Director James Greenberger, NAATBatt International
9:05 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome by Venue Host Amy Schumacher, The Heritage Group
David Klanecky, Cirba Solutions
9:10 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome by Recycling Committee Co-Chairs Renata Arsenault, Ford Motor Co.
Todd Coy, Kinsbursky Brothers International
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Issues in Handling Black Mass Moderator: Renata Arsenault, Ford Motor Co.
Mike Coraci, Ascend Elements
Robert Kang, Blue Whale Materials
Dr. Jim Craner, Verdi Technology, Inc.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. Measuring the Economic Value of Black Mass Moderator: Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory
Wan-Yi Kim, POSCO
Daniel Fletcher-Manuel, Benchmark Minerals
Christopher Davis, Platt's
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. The Evolving Concept of the Battery Passport Moderator: Lauren Roman, Transparent Planet
Stephanie Schenck, SystemIQ
Zachary Trautt, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Laura Wagner, General Motors
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Solutions for Recycling LFP Moderator: Todd Coy, Kinsbursky Brothers Intl.
Mark Jensen, ReElements
Jacob Jin, Austin Elements
Dr. Xiao Lin, Botree
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Update on the DOE Battery Recycling Prize Jake Herb, U.S. Department of Energy, Vehicle Technologies Office
Lauren Lynch, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 – 9:15 p.m. Workshop Dinner
(additional registration required)
Rick’s Café Boatyard
4050 Dandy Trail, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Day Two

August 9, 2023

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome to Day Two Simon Schlecht, EKATO SYSTEMS
9:10 – 10:30 a.m. Battery Management for Automotive Recyclers Moderator: Danielle Spalding, Cirba Solutions
Scott Robertson, Robertson’s Auto Salvage
Emil Nusbaum, Automotive Recyclers Association
Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Safety Considerations in Handling Used Batteries Tyler Helps, Spiers New Technologies
Fred Lee, KTON
Brian Engle, Amphenol Sensors
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Meet the Recyclers:
What are Their Value Propositions?

Presentations by 15 Lithium Battery Recycling Firms
(6 minutes each)
Ascend Elements
Blue Whale Materials
Aqua Metals
Cirba Solutions
Glencore/Agmet LLC
Aleon Renewable Metals
Electra Battery Materials Corp.
Green Li-ion
Austin Elements
American Battery Technology Company
Princeton NuEnergy
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Group Discussions
Attendees May Participate in Any Group

5 Groups
Choose One To Attend
1. Circularity of Battery Materials led by Ascend Elements
2. Optimizing Testing Protocols for Used EV Battery Recycling led by Blue Whale Materials
3. Emissions and Waste Lifecycle of Battery Materials and Recycling Pathways led by Aqua Metals
4. Digital Battery Passport: The Race to 2027 led by Avery Dennison
5. Battery Logistics Safety and Standards led by Amphenol Sensors
6. Electrolyte Recovery from Battery Scrap or Black Mass by Vacuum Contact Drying led by EKATO SYSTEMS
4:15 – 4:45 p.m. Reports by Discussion Group Leaders Reports by 5 Group Discussion Leaders