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ABRI Member Bulletin ~ 24 October 2022

  1. Impact X Summit, Sydney (10-11 November) – special discounted ticket offer for ABRI members
  2. ABRI Member interviews requested to support research into critical minerals recovery from battery recycling
  3. Upcoming ABRI Member events
    i. ABRI Festival of Ideas and Member Networking Event (17 November, Melbourne)
    ii. ABRI Member networking drinks (17 November, Melbourne)
    iii. Electric Vehicle – Safe handling and fire risk management research presentations (29 November, online)
    iv. NSW lithium battery recycling regulatory framework (30 November, Sydney)


ABRI members, as leaders in Australian battery recycling innovation, have been offered an opportunity to join the upcoming Impact X Summit Sydney.

When: 10 & 11 November

Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney

The summit will promote Australian innovation and leadership for a net zero and nature positive future. It presents an opportunity for the battery recycling industry to discuss how to accelerate action for a net zero, climate positive future with a range of industries, including transport and energy.

You can download their agenda here. The Summit is held in collaboration with the NSW Government, WWF, Citi, Microsoft, Australian Ethical, Arup, AWS, CEFC, ARENA and a coalition of partner organisations. They expect more than 1,000 delegates coming from business, government, investment firms and innovation agencies.

On day 2, the Summit will hold industry-specific discussions. ABRI members might see benefit in engaging in discussions in those two industries: Industry & Manufacturing and Transport & Industry.

The event organisers have organised a discounted special rate of $800. To register, follow these steps

  1. Click this link
  2. “Get Tickets”
  3. “BATTERY800”
  4. Complete order forms.


Chris Celovic, a researcher undertaking a global analysis of battery recycling policy frameworks including stewardship and support for investment, is seeking to interview ABRI members to draw on your knowledge and industry insights.

The Churchill Trust has awarded Chris a grant to travel overseas to explore battery recycling and stewardship to see what lessons could be applied in Australia particularly to support critical minerals recovery. Prior to travelling he is seeking to build his knowledge of the Australian industry and understand its priorities.  His Churchill Fellowship will identify recycling and repurposing practice in the EU, UK and the US and bring information and more evidence back to the Australian Circular Economy.

The aim of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity to Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field. It also aims to reward individuals who possess passion and a commitment to make a difference in Australian society.

Chris was previously the Industry Development Director for the NSW Government Mining, Exploration and Geoscience sector and led the team that wrote the Government’s Critical Minerals and High Tech Metals Strategy. He also produced a proposal for Green Copper production in NSW (using Hydrogen) and has worked up several proposals for battery manufacturing in regional NSW.  Chris would like to meet members and gain insight to what members think is relative for Australian battery recycling in new generation battery chemistry (Lithium and Nickel).

You can reach out to Chris via email and find more information on his project here.



A reminder about upcoming events for ABRI members:

i. RSVP to join the ABRI Festival of Ideas, a dialogue on ABRI and industry priorities and future direction (2 to 5pm, Melbourne, 17 November)

ii. RSVP to ABRI Member networking drinks – 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 17 November at Hightail Bar and Grill, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne

iii. US National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) work on safe handling of hazardous voltage battery storage systems – Tuesday 29 November, 9-9.30am (AEST). Register in advance for this online meeting.

iv. RSVP to join the ABRI/University of Sydney workshop to kick start the NSW lithium battery recycling regulatory framework project. The workshop will be a starting point discussion on the proposed framework and case studies to underpin the legal analysis – Wednesday 30 November, noon to 4pm, University of Sydney. Further details will be provided in the next few weeks.


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