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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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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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2 Million Battery Challenge at 10 months

Since February 2018 when it launched, the Responsible Battery Coalition’s 2 Million Battery Challenge is well-established, entering into partnerships with like-minded organizations and poised for further expansion. In the first 10 months, initial campaign analytics far exceeded expectations, including: • Generating 38.4 million impressions (number of times 2MBC appeared in…

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Featured member profile: Phillip Cozad, Honda North America

What inspired your company to join the coalition? Honda joined the coalition to work directly with those involved in the lifecycle management of batteries. We want to focus on the development of best practices to ensure the responsible recycling of used or damaged batteries (from dealers and third-party sources). In…

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Jonathan Moser

Featured member profile: Jonathan Moser, Lafarge Canada

  What inspired your company to join the coalition? Upon review of our operations, we realized that we have an enormous battery footprint, whether through our supply chain or electronics. By joining RBC, our company has the required support to maintain our commitment to responsible and sustainable battery usage. Describe…

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