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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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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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Carole Mars

TSC’s Dr. Carole Mars to serve as technical advisor to RBC

Dr. Carole Mars, Senior Research Lead at The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), will serve as technical advisor and “expert on loan” to assist the collaboration effort between the Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) to assess supply chain capabilities for lithium ion (Li+) batteries used…

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RBC joins global group in Geneva to discuss battery life-cycle management

As a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Battery Alliance, RBC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Steve Christensen, participated in the first working group meeting of the Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. Representatives from North America, Europe and Asia were present at the meetings to discuss approaches to lifecycle…

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Drew Sadler

Featured member profile: Drew Sadler, Walmart

Q&A with Drew Sadler (Director, Global Public Policy, Walmart) What inspired your company to join the Responsible Battery Coalition? The responsible management of batteries at the end of their useful life is important for the environment and is in line with our corporate goal of zero net waste in our…

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Successful battery collection at Milwaukee’s Rock The Green festival

The RBC hosted two battery collections Sept. 8-9 in Milwaukee, including one at Rock the Green, a music festival focused on educating the community about zero waste and other sustainability activities. Participants in the collection received a discount on the ticket price for the festival that featured two stages with…

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RBC leads community discussion on battery life-cycle sustainability

RBC Executive Director Pat Hayes led a discussion Sept. 8 on how the sustainable management of batteries today creates the foundation for the future. Hosted at the headquarters of Johnson Controls Power Solutions Division in Glendale, Wis., and facilitated by Grady Crosby, Johnson Controls Vice President of Public Affairs and…

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Rock the Green

RBC to host battery recycling collections at Rock the Green festival

The Responsible Battery Coalition will host two battery recycling collections on Sept. 8 and 9 in conjunction with its sponsorship of the popular Rock the Green sustainability festival. The emphasis is on conventional vehicle batteries. Every participant will receive a $25 discount to Rock the Green for conventional vehicle batteries…

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