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Batteries Included: The Birth, Life, Second-Life and Death of Electric Vehicles

GA03, Metallurgy & Materials Building A Block Foyer GA03 (G6 on campus map)
Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences
Tuesday 26th March 2019 (13:00-17:00)
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Professor Robert J R Elliott (Birmingham Business School)

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Electric car at charging station

This interdisciplinary workshop will cover a range of topics on the business and economics of electric vehicles (EVs) from the mining of raw materials to make the batteries for EVs, likely demand for EVs, the second-life storage options for EV batteries, the how batteries may be recycled as part of the circular economy.  The presentations will be accessible to all. 

Speakers are from the Centre for Responsible Business, Economics, Met and Mat and Chemical Engineering.  Studies are both quantitative and qualitative.

The workshop is informal and all are welcome.  Feel free to dip in and out of sessions.

Coffee and biscuits at the break and further discussion in Edgabston Hotel bar after the workshop - everyone welcome.

1.00 - 1.45     Dr Gavin Harper (Birmingham) “Recycling batteries from electric vehicles: An overview

1.45 - 2.30     Dr Nana Osei Bonsu (Birmingham) “Towards Circular Economy Solutions: Britain's Road to Zero and Electrification of Vehicles

2.30 - 3.15     Dr Jean Paul Skeete (Cardiff) “Beyond the EVent horizon


3.45. - 4.30    Dr Viet Nguyen-Tien (Birmingham) “Mind the gap: Electric vehicles and metal demand

4.30  - 5.15    Dr Chunping Xie (Birmingham) “Evaluating the potential from second-life batteries from electric vehicles for storage applications

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