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Thanks to volunteers for successful community cleanup Oct. 8

Volunteers turned out on Oct. 8, Columbus Day, for a successful  community cleanup sponsored by RBC and the Keep America Beautiful affiliate in northern Virginia. About 48 volunteers collected 35 bags (875 pounds) of trash along 5 miles of Old Bridge Road in Prince William County. Prince William County Supervisor…

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Shawn Sauer

Featured member profile: Shawn Sauer, Canadian Energy & Power Corp.

Q&A with Shawn Sauer (Chairman, Canadian Energy & Power Corp.) What inspired Canadian Energy to join the coalition? Canadian Energy is committed to the responsible management of batteries today and into the future. We have an innate responsibility to participate in any and all efforts, programs or organizations that will broaden…

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Renova Energy joins coalition

Founded in Palm Desert, California, in 2006, Renova Energy is an award-winning employee-owned solar company that has proven national standards paired with a commitment to the local community. The company was named to Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies three consecutive years, and now services the I-10 corridor…

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Battery Solutions logo

Welcome to our new coalition member!

Battery Solutions’ unique approach to collecting, sorting and processing end-of-life batteries means every single battery is treated based on its optimal next destination. They sort and grade batteries (about 50 million pounds last year) for reuse, repurposing or recycling, seeking the best economical outcome while maintaining complete transparency and regulatory…

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University of Michigan CSS

RBC partners with University of Michigan on ‘green principles’

This month we launched an exciting project with the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems to develop the “green principles” for responsible vehicle battery management. Based on the established green principles for stationary applications, this new project will examine and characterize the environmental profile of vehicle energy storage throughout…

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Boris Kort-Packard

Featured member profile: Boris Kort-Packard, FedEx Express

Boris Kort-Packard is Chief Engineer, Global Vehicles for FedEx Express, in Memphis, Tenn., where he is facilitating a goal to increase FedEx Express vehicle fuel efficiency 50% from a 2005 baseline by 2025.  As Chief Engineer, he provides vision to aim the practical leading-edge implementation for fleet innovation and efficiency….

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Meeting

In May, the RBC was invited by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to join with other organizations, companies and experts to discuss the approaches, needs and challenges of lithium ion battery recycling now and in the future. The meeting, held in Colorado, was well attended by representatives from Europe, Asia…

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John Viera

Featured member profile: John Viera, Ford

Q&A with John Viera (Global Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford) What inspired your company to join the Responsible Battery Coalition? Ford is investing $11 billion to put 40 hybrid and electric vehicle models on the road by 2022. With the advent of increasing electrification, automotive companies will witness…

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TSC Summit 2018

Special conversation at TSC Summit in Chicago

You are invited to join us for a special meeting in conjunction with The Sustainability Consortium’s annual summit at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago. We will delve into the question “What is responsible?” – for products, for their supply chains, and for…

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Adam makes a point

2M Battery Challenge launched at Senate Auto Caucus briefing

A coalition of leading vehicle battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers and users dedicated to the responsible manufacturing, use and reuse of vehicle batteries launched an initiative Feb. 13 to recover 2 million more batteries, with the goal of achieving a 100% recycling rate. The campaign, called the 2 Million Battery Challenge,…

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