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Circular economy perspectives for future end-of-life EV batteries

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Circular economy perspectives for future end-of-life EV batteries


Closed meeting, participation is only open for experts in the field, please contact us if you would like to participate.

Concerns over climate change are leading to the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) that are increasingly penetrating the car market. This upsurge in EVs will also trigger an increase in the lithium-ion battery market which is forecast to rise from 62GWh in 2015 to 223GWh by 2025. Many companies are already planning to address the underlying question of what to do with the EV batteries after they reach the end of their first life-cycle. Managing the large number of end-of-life EV batteries will also entail economic, environmental and social impacts for the EU. This workshop will discuss the future challenges and opportunities arising from managing the large number of end-of-life EV batteries as well as the potential impacts. It will also present some preliminary results of research by CEPS as part of the Circular Impacts project.

The overall objective of the Circular Impacts project ( is to develop an assessment based on concrete data and indicators of the macro-economic, societal, environmental and labour market impacts of a successful transition to a circular economy. The assessment should support the European Commission in its discussions with the Member States on progress in the circular economy transition.

For more information regarding participation, please contact Isabelle Tenaerts via email:

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Presentation of V. Rizos & E. Drabik

Presentation of Jan Tytgat

Presentation of Carol Pettit

Presentation of Willy Tomboy

Presentation of Jose Rizo-Martin

Vasileios Rizos Vasileios Rizos
Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy

Speakers list
José Rizo-Martin

DG ENV, European Commission

Carol Pettit

REACH & Sustainability Manager, Cobalt Institute

Willy Tomboy

Director of the Industrial Battery Working Group, Recharge Batteries

Jan Tytgat

Director Government Affairs, Umicore

William Todts

Executive Director, Transport & Environment