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1110, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Nobel Prize Laureates!

By |October 11th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries, Uncategorized|

The officers and members of NAATBatt International offer their heartiest congratulations to the three winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Prof. John B. Goodenough, Prof. Akira Yoshino, and the Chief Science Officer of NAATBatt International, Prof. M. Stanley Whittingham.  The 2019 prize recognizes Profs. Goodenough, Yoshino and Whittingham for their discovery and development of lithium-ion battery technology. This recognition is long overdue. The battery technology these gentlemen invented [...]

2308, 2019

Executive Director James Greenberger Answers Supplemental Questions from Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

By |August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ANSWERS BY JAMES J. GREENBERGER TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS FROM U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS August 19, 2019 Chairman Barrasso: 1.  Looking forward, what can we learn from the successes of lead-acid battery recycling if we were to apply a similar framework to lithium-ion batteries? Efforts to recycle lead-acid batteries, particularly those used as SLI (starter, lighting and ignition) batteries in automobiles, have been very successful.  Approximately [...]

1907, 2019

Testimony to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I had the honor of testifying on July 17 before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the subject of lithium-ion battery recycling in the United States.  The Senate's interest in the topic is timely, given NAATBatt's just ended workshop on the same subject in Buffalo, New York.  A copy of my oral testimony is reproduced below.  The longer and more detailed written version of my testimony [...]

1307, 2019

Interest in Workshop on Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Exceeds Expectations

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This past week in Buffalo, New York, NAATBatt hosted a Workshop on Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling.  The purpose of the workshop was to focus industry attention on the next great challenge in vehicle electrification:  safely, responsibly and profitably disposing of lithium-ion batteries at the end of their useful lives. Today lithium-ion batteries reaching the end of their useful lives are not being recycled in any significant quantities in North America.  The [...]

507, 2019

Recycling Workshop Highlights the Importance of Recycling EV Batteries

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

The NAATBatt Workshop on Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling, on July 9-10, 2019, in Buffalo, New York, will take an in depth look at one of the most important issues in vehicle electrification:  recycling lithium-ion batteries. The program will look at four major problems in lithium-ion battery recycling:  collection of batteries, separation and sorting, transportation and storage, and recycling technologies.  Each of these four problems needs better solutions than those available [...]

2206, 2019

Powering the Future: Has Battery Technology Reach Its Peak?

By |June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have battery-powered vehicles reached the tipping point – and what does that mean for the rest of the industry? The electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery industry have been known for having fits and starts over the years, with periods of major interest and investment followed by periods of consolidation and bankruptcy. In fact, in the late 1800s in both Europe and the United States, there was a virtual flood [...]

706, 2019

Testimony Before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

On June 7, 2019, I had the privilege of testifying in Washington, D.C. before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on the subject of China's growing dominance of lithium-ion battery manufacturing.  The written statement that accompanied my testimony is reproduced below:   Introduction My name is James Greenberger and I am the Executive Director of NAATBatt International.  NAATBatt is a trade association of advanced battery manufacturers and their supply chain [...]

405, 2019

Understanding Energy Materials Supply Constraints in North America

By |May 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

There has been a lot of recent talk about shortages of energy materials (i.e., lithium, hi-grade nickel and cobalt) imperiling the future of lithium-ion battery manufacturing in North America.  While much of that talk is sensationalized (we are not about to run out of lithium in the world), the United States’ failure to invest in stabilizing sources of energy material supply may put the United States at a long [...]

2604, 2019

A Sobering Reminder of the Battery Safety Challenge

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|Tags: , , , , |

NAATBatt International was shaken by news of the fire and explosion last week at Arizona Public Service’s McMicken Energy Storage facility in Surprise, Arizona.  Four firefighters were hurt in the explosion, two of them seriously.  First and foremost our thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families. The McMicken incident hit particularly close to home for NAATBatt.  A little more than five weeks ago, NAATBatt members toured [...]

604, 2019

The U.S. Needs a Strategic Plan to Avoid an Energy Materials Shock

By |April 6th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

The push for vehicle electrification in the early part of the 21st Century initially came, not from concerns about climate change, but from concerns that the U.S. economy was becoming dangerously dependent upon a single natural resource (petroleum), the supply of which forces outside the United States could disrupt.  As vehicle electrification moves from theory to reality, it is important that the United States not repeat past mistakes and [...]

1503, 2019

March 15, 2019 Vol. 10, No. 11

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

NAATBatt Member News   NAATBatt Announcements NAATBatt 2019, the 10th Annual Meeting of NAATBatt International, was held this past week in Litchfield Park (Phoenix), Arizona.  With 250 attendes and over 120 speakers, NAATBatt 2019 was the most successful annual meeting and conference of the NAATBatt International organization to date. Speaker presentations from NAATBatt 2019, containing the latest data about the advanced battery and materials markets and the latest information about [...]

803, 2019

March 8, 2019 Vol. 10, No. 10

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

NAATBatt Member News   NAATBatt Announcements NAATBatt 2019, the 10th Annual Meeting ofNAATBatt International, starts next week in Phoenix, Arizona.  NAATBatt 2019 is the top thought leadership program on the North American advanced batteryindustry, examining trends in advanced batterytechnology bringing together the top battery and energy storage industry executives to network and do deals. Last chance to attend! Register Now!    Member Update Presentation speaking time slots have been assigned for NAATBatt 2019. At NAATBattannual meetings, every NAATBatt member has the opportunity to make a short presentation about what it [...]

103, 2019

March 1, 2019 Vol. 10, No. 9

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

NAATBatt Member News   NAATBatt Announcements Less than two weeks to go until NAATBatt 2019, the 10th Annual Meeting of NAATBatt International, on March 11-14, 2019, at The Wigwam resort outside Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 120 speakers,NAATBatt 2019 will be the top thought leadership program in the North American advanced batteryindustry in 2019. Don't miss the chance to learn about the newest trends in advanced battery technology  and to network with the leaders in the advanced batteryindustry. Space is limited. Register [...]

2202, 2019

February 22, 2019 Vol. 10, No. 8

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Advanced Batteries|

NAATBatt Member News   NAATBatt Announcements NAATBatt 2019, the 10th Annual Meeting of NAATBatt International, will be held on March 11-14, 2019, at The Wigwam resort outside Phoenix, Arizona. The advancedbattery industry has seen huge changes over the past 10 years. NAATBatt 2019 provides an unparalleled assessment of where the industry and the technology ofadvanced battery systems are today, and explores new markets and new opportunities for advanced batterytechnology in the future. As always, the NAATBatt annual meeting [...]

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