Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

14 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgiu



15 June 2018, 09:00 – 13:30

Renaissance Hotel Brussels

09:00 – 09:10 Welcoming words

Johann-Friedrich Dempwolff, EUROBAT President &
Vice-President Industry & Government Relations EMEA, Johnson Controls Power Solutions

09:15 – 10:30 – Session I

CO2 emissions from road transport - impact of EC proposals on battery development and manufacturing

The European Commission published on 8 November 2017 the second part of its Mobility Package, after the publication of the first part in May. The most relevant proposal included in the package is related to the CO2 targets for cars and vans for 2025 and 2030, which are likely to drive the development of vehicles in the next decade. In May 2018, the European Commission presented its 3rd mobility package with a proposal for CO2 emission reduction in Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The session will discuss impacts of both proposals for the battery and automotive industries.

Moderator: Francesco Gattiglio, EUROBAT


10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 - Session II

Sustainability considerations of Batteries

Last year, the European Commission launched the evaluation of the Battery Directive. As part of the debate on the Battery Alliance, the Commission has also declared its ambition to manufacture ‘Green Batteries’. Session speakers will analyse sustainability aspects related to batteries – raw materials, shipments of spent batteries, re-use of batteries and end-of-life management. Moreover, the panel will discuss how the supply of raw materials can be sustained in the coming years in order to accommodate for the increased demand for cobalt, nickel, copper and lithium for the manufacturing of batteries, in light of the EU’s support to e-mobility as well as competition from the US and China.

Moderator: Rene Schroeder, EUROBAT


12:00 – 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:30 - Session III

European Battery Alliance and new EC batteries action plan

During the EU Industry Day in February of this year, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič presented the first results of the Commission’s ambition to boost lithium-ion cell production in Europe for the propulsion of electric vehicles. An alliance was launched in October last year, and work was carried out with involvement of industry and Member States to identify policy and non-policy measures that would bring Europe closer to its ambition. One important aspect that will be addressed as part of the Battery Alliance is continued Research & Development of batteries for electric mobility and energy storage.

Moderator: Gery Bonduelle, EnerSys


Closing Remarks

The EUROBAT General Assembly will take place on 14 June. A networking dinner will be organised the evening of 14 June at the Bibliotheque Solvay.

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