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ICBR 2020 offers live streaming

The International Congress for Battery Recycling (ICBR) will also go online for its 25th-anniversary


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ICBR 2020, the international platform for reviewing the challenges faced by the Battery Recycling Industry on a global basis is offering its delegates the latest innovation for its 25th anniversary. 

The congress is taking place as planned but now everyone can be a part of the action from any place in the world. All presentations, interviews with exhibitors, and workshops will be available by live broadcast and on-demand so that all the delegates can stay up to date with all the recent industry insights and developments brought directly from Salzburg.

Battery technologies and their recycling continue to occupy industry, regulators worldwide and the press. Dr Jean-Pol Wiaux, Chairman of the ICBR Steering Committee, comments:

“This year’s ICBR will be different for several reasons. Salzburg and Austria are offering a unique and diversified panel of battery-related activities from every part of the battery value chain: from mineral extraction to research on advanced processes for battery material recycling as well as the sustainable development of non-ferrous metals applications. You will get the opportunity to listen to and exchange with international experts including one of the most famous brand names of the European Car Industry – Porsche – who also contributes to the fame of the city of Salzburg.”

The conference will offer participants business opportunities through networking and communication on Battery Recycling including the latest processes under development and industrial processes. Plenary sessions will be complemented by many side events such as round tables, exhibitions, posters presentations in order to open the conference to innovative issues, processes and technologies.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.