BIR Abu Dhabi 2023 – Programme announcement for Electrics, Electronics and EV Batteries Committee: Turning the spotlight on battery recycling
Electrics, Electronics and EV Batteries Plenary Session:
Turning the spotlight on battery recycling
The BIR E-Scrap Committee has a new name: henceforth, it is to be known as the BIR Electrics, Electronics & EV Batteries Committee in acknowledgement of the increasing importance of battery recycling.
The first meeting under this new banner and under the new chairmanship of Josephita Harry (Pan American Zinc, USA), to be held in Abu Dhabi on October 24, will duly feature an S&P Global Platts guest presentation focusing on the growing role of battery recycling in bridging the potential raw materials supply deficit brought about by increased global demand for electric vehicles.
The highly anticipated presentation on black mass will be given by Leah Chen, Senior Pricing Specialist Non-Ferrous Metals at S&P Global Commodity Insights Singapore office.
Her main area of focus is on the battery metals (lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, black mass) market within the APAC region. She also covers other commodities such as copper, molybdenum, ferrochrome and alumina benchmarks. Leah has presented in numerous battery metals industry events, as well as recorded podcasts and videos discussing market movements and trends.
The recycling of EV batteries to produce black mass not only supplements virgin material supply but also is essential in reducing the battery supply chain’s carbon footprint. Earlier this year, Platts launched the first daily black mass price assessments in Europe and China in order to bring greater transparency to the battery recycling market.
Second guest speaker is Mr B.K. Soni, Chairman and Managing Director of Eco Recycling Ltd (Ecoreco), a pioneering force in India's e-waste management.
Under his leadership, Ecoreco has risen to become the nation's leading e-waste management company, with a strong presence across India. Mr Soni's responsibilities encompass strategic growth initiatives and cultivating a team of professionals. He has been instrumental in shaping and introducing global best practices to the Indian e-waste management landscape. His expertise is widely sought after by industry players, policymakers, and government officials.
And last but not least, EEEVB Steering Committee member Lionel Lai of Majestic Corporation PLC (Hong Kong ) will add his expertise to the exciting programme by providing a snapshot of e-scrap supply and demand in Asia.
The meeting in Abu Dhabi will also cover emerging trends in battery recycling as well as the market fundamentals of critical battery raw materials such as lithium, nickel, cobalt and manganese.