Internal meetings for EUROBAT members only (Committees, Working Groups, Associate member meeting and AGM).
Social event and dinner at the Classic Remise Berlin (Sickingenstrasse 60, 10553 Berlin) (Departure by bus outside the hotel at 18:30)
Friday, 17 June 2016
Registration as of 08:30
Moderator: Constanze Litt, euractiv.com, Germany
09:00 – 09:15 - Welcome
Johann-Friedrich Dempwolff, EUROBAT President & Vice-President Industry & Government Relations EMEA, Johnson Control Power Solutions
09:15 – 10:30 - Session I: ‘REACH authorisation process and impacts on the European battery sector’
In the next months, the European Commission will decide whether to include four lead compounds, essential for the production of lead-based batteries, in the REACH authorisation list. Occupational Health & Safety measures and industry initiatives already exist and might be an alternative way to effectively legislate and control work-place exposure without the business uncertainty created by the REACH authorisation process. The future of lead-battery production in Europe has significant impacts on national, European and global supply-chains and many sectors that are using lead-based batteries.
11:00 – 12:15 - Session II: ‘Services from battery energy storage and their role in Europe’s energy framework’
Early 2017, the European Commission will present its legislative proposal on a new energy market design. With the growing share of renewables, mechanisms will have to be introduced to adjust the energy system to these energy sources. Batteries will be fundamental to ensure the integration of renewables and the stability of the grid. At the same time, European research is going on to further stimulate developments of batteries in energy storage applications.
12:15 – 13:15 - Session III: ‘Contribution of batteries to the decarbonisation of road transport in smart cities’
Efforts to speed up the hybridisation and electrification of the EU road transport sector are of high importance to achieve EU’s goals of energy security, energy efficiency and a sustainable, low-carbon and climate friendly economy. Batteries are at the heart of this ambition. The session will analyse which requirements this puts on the future development of automotive batteries, and present a recent project in the commercial vehicle road transport sector. Filippo Girardi, EUROBAT board member, will outline which future EU regulatory strategy and framework are needed from the battery manufacturers’ perspective.