21st International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2016

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The next congress in battery recycling ICBR 2016 organised by ICM AG will be held from September 14-16, 2016 in Hotel Hilton Antwerp Old Town in beautiful Antwerp, Belgium. ICBR is an event, which is recognised globally as a significant platform for battery recycling technologies and marketing, where scientists, engineers, producers and recyclers meet to share their views and discuss their business. This unique congress is a must-attend event for anyone involved in that field of growing importance and continuous evolution of battery recycling, according to the organiser. Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics: Effectiveness and efficiency of the newest Batteries Directive; Preparation of the revision of the Batteries Directive; Results of EU Recycling Efficiency Methodology; End user behaviour vs. battery collection; Economic aspects of take back; Safety aspects in lithium batteries transport and storage; Urban mining of batteries: A source of raw materials; Eco-design: An important issue for batteries removability?; New concerns under REACH: Substances in articles; Can electric mobility respond to the EU 2020 Energy Policy?; Energy storage: Opportunities for a second use of batteries?; New trends in battery recycling: Primary and rechargeable; Best available technologies for battery recycling. An exhibition area is integrated into the conference facility, where vendors meet their clients, and ICM says a reception and networking dinner “create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners, colleagues and competitors”. The participants may register for plant tours to: ACCUREC Recycling GmbH / DK Recycling und Roheisen GmbH, Germany; BEBAT, Belgium; REVATECH, Belgium.