• TRB 99th Annual Meeting

      January 12–16, 2020

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 1773

Toward Sustainable Management of Retired Electric Vehicle Batteries

Thursday 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Hanjiro Ambrose, University of California, Davis View Presentation
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies (ADC80)
Standing Committee on Transportation Energy (ADC70)
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)
Standing Committee on Environmental Justice in Transportation (ADD50)

As electric vehicle sales accelerate, responsible disposal of batteries is rapidly becoming a key topic for policymakers. This workshop will deepen the level of understanding of the viable solutions and promising policy options for battery recycling and reuse.  The workshop will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the state of practice, help identify research needs, provide updates to on-going research efforts, and discuss potential policy development. 



8:00 AM          Welcome

8:10 AM          Background and Goal Setting Discussion

8:25 AM          Introduce First Speakers/Panel

8:30 AM          First Panel: Market Status, Current Research Efforts, and Agency Efforts

10:00 AM        Introduce Second Panel Participants

10:10 AM        Second Panel: Industry Perspectives

11:00 AM        Break Out Group Discussions: Refining Research Needs

11:40 AM        Report Back: Extending the Conversation

11:50 AM        Wrap-up: Looking towards 2021


Title Presentation Number
Panel 1: U.S. Department of Energy Perspective on Battery Management
Rachael Nealer, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Panel 1: Electric Vehicle Battery Recycling Strategies
Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory
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Panel 1: Electric Vehicle Battery Health Assessment and Management Strategies
Matthew Keyser, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Panel 1: Academic Perspective
Gabrielle Gaustad, Alfred University
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Panel 2: Industry Perspective on Battery Management and Recycling Strategies
Todd Coy, Kinsburky Brothers
Panel 2: Industry Perspective
Michael Slater, Farasis Energy
Panel 2: Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Perspective on Battery Management and Recycling
Jon Weisman, Tesla Motors