In April, thousands will gather in Las Vegas, Nevada for ISRI2024, the world’s largest recycled materials event. Part of the excitement is the incredible knowledge-based learning opportunities.

Here’s a look at the EVs (Electric Vehicles) and Batteries Track, which focuses on the expanding role of EVs and battery recycling including safety and proper handling, policy, regulation, legislation, and the outlook for the future.

Green Collaboration: Shaping the Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Supply Chain Together
Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Join this collaborative and forward-thinking session on green collaboration that invites industry experts, recyclers, policymakers, and stakeholders to explore the intricacies of the EV recycling supply chain. Be part of a comprehensive discussion on how to build a sustainable and cooperative framework to address the unique challenges and opportunities within the lifecycle EVs.

Moderator: Chih-Hsuan (Sandy) Pierce, Territory Manager, BASF
Speakers: Adina Renee Adler, Executive Director, Global Steel Climate Council (GSCC); Derick Corbett, Sr. VP, External Affairs, Pull-A-Part; Tommy Walters, Environmental Coordinator, River Metals Recycling LLC

Revving the Green Engine: Navigating the Economics of Vehicle Recycling, with a Focus on Electric Vehicles
Tuesday, April 16, 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Delve deep into the dynamic world of vehicle recycling, exploring the economic dimensions with a special emphasis on the rapidly evolving landscape of EVs. Unravel the intricate web of economic factors shaping the recycling ecosystem, touching on traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and zooming in on the unique challenges and opportunities presented by EVs.

Moderator: Thomas Novak, VP of Business Development, Schnitzer Steel Industries
Speakers: Guillermo Espiga, VP Head of Business Development, Nth Cycle; Anthony Garbarino
CEO, Currents; David Monk, New Business Development Manager, Ascend Elements, Inc.; Kirstyn Petras, Senior Price Reporter, Fastmarkets

Empowering Excellence: Electric Vehicle Battery Removal Mastery and Safety Protocol Training Overview
Wednesday, April 17, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Embark on a transformative learning journey — a training class designed to equip professionals with the expertise needed for EV battery removal, testing, and handling. Gain an overview and sneak peek of the program. Join us for an intense learning introduction and walk away with registration information for a certification program. Prepare for the EV future with the best practices today!

Moderator: George Steele, Transportation Safety Director, Reserve Management Group
Speakers: Daniel Majano, Electrical Safety Foundation; Chelsey Schneider, Assistant Director of Training and Education, Energy Security Agency; Niel, Speetjens, VP of Delivery, Automotive Certified Training Academy LLC

EPA Listening Session on Improving Safety and Effectiveness of Battery Recycling through Collection Best Practices and Labeling Guidelines
Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants your feedback to help improve the safety and effectiveness of battery recycling through a new initiative to develop voluntary labeling guidelines and share best practices for battery collection. This session will help shape EPA’s engagement effort and potential products. Join us to share experiences with collecting and managing batteries and battery-containing products and thoughts about the benefits and challenges associated with battery labels. Learn more about EPA’s current engagement efforts and other ways to participate or provide feedback.

Currents of Cares: Navigating Electric Vehicle Shipping & Storage Safety
Wednesday, April 17, 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Journey toward ensuring the safety and integrity of EVs throughout shipping and storage lifecycle. As the world becomes more electrified, understanding and implementing best practices for EV and battery transportation, storage, and mitigation of thermal event is paramount for recycled materials industry.

Moderator: Mary Johnson, President/Creative Director, SYNAPSE
Speakers: Brett Brenner, President, Electrical Safety Foundation; Jeff Haltrecht, Executive, Call2Recycle; Robert Schneider, Director of Training and Education, Energy Security Agency

Register today for ISRI2024, taking place April 15-18 in Las Vegas and take advantage of unparalleled knowledge by leading experts.