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RBC comment on President Biden’ss infrastructure proposal

“The Responsible Battery Coalition applauds the Biden Administration’s efforts to expand the integration of battery-powered electric vehicles across the U.S., including infrastructure investments and new consumer incentives, and for recognizing the need for sustainable battery recycling programs to conserve resources and protect the environment.”   — Steve Christensen, Executive Director of…

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Senate Explores Different Roads to Decarbonize Transportation

Electrification May not be Quickest Way to Reduce Emissions, Experts Say By K Kaufmann Unlike General Motors and other U.S. carmakers, Toyota is not going all in on electric vehicles. “Maximum GHG reductions can be achieved with consumers having more access to technology, not less,” said Robert Wimmer, the company’s…

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RBC Testifies before Bipartisan Senate Panel: Urges Congress to Support Closed-Loop Circular Economy for Next Generation of Vehicle Batteries

RBC Testifies before Bipartisan Senate Panel: Urges Congress to Support Closed-Loop Circular Economy for Next Generation of Vehicle Batteries Congressional Leaders Highlight Importance of Battery Recycling in Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing WASHINGTON: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Tuesday heard leaders from across the…

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Celebrating milestones with battery recycling

RBC Executive Director Steve Christensen gives insights on EV battery recycling in a story by Megan Smalley in Recycling Today. Celebrating milestones with battery recycling To celebrate National Battery Day Feb. 18, several industry programs and organizations announced milestones reached or goals set for battery recycling and recovery. … The…

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Executive Director Steve Christensen featured in RealClearEnergy – Batteries: The Positives and Negatives of America’s Energy Future

Executive Director Steve Christensen featured in RealClearEnergy – Batteries: The Positives and Negatives of America’s Energy Future In the 220 years since Alessandro Volta invented the first “electric pile,” the predecessor of the modern battery, batteries have played an important, albeit second-fiddle role, in the energy landscape. Often thought of…

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Responsible Battery Coalition Announces New Members in Earth Day Celebration

MILWAUKEE – The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC or Coalition) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries, announced today significant expansions to its growing membership of industry leaders as the world prepares to celebrate Earth Day. Joining the RBC…

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RBC, Argonne National Laboratory Partner on Advanced Design, Recycling Programs for New Battery Technologies

CHICAGO – Recognizing the significant energy, environmental, and economic benefits of battery recycling, the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) has entered into a joint research project with Argonne National Laboratory to further advance battery innovation and ensure that the batteries of tomorrow are designed for maximum recyclability. Argonne National Laboratory, operated…

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RBC, Backhaul Alaska support battery retrieval from remote Alaskan communities

Anchorage, AK (June 5, 2019) — Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees the Backhaul Alaska program, have signed an agreement to…

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University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems

RBC, U of M publish first ‘green principles’ for EV battery management

Ten new “Green Principles” for managing the full lifecycle of electric vehicle (EV) batteries are now available to help guide environmentally responsible EV battery manufacturing, use and end-of-life management. The principles, published in the Journal of Energy Storage on May 25, were developed by researchers at the University of Michigan’s…

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