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ABRI Member Bulletin ~ 8 April 2022

Find out more about global moves to track batteries across the life cycle + standard lithium-ion battery testing

  1. Upcoming presentation (2pm, 3 May) – Battery information, labelling and traceability – global developments
  2. Upcoming presentation (1pm, 17 May) – Overview of standard lithium-ion battery safety and product quality tests
  3. BSC – B-cycle implementation consultation session 8, 6 April
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1. UPCOMING PRESENTATION (2PM, 3 MAY) - BATTERY INFORMATION, LABELLING AND TRACEABILITY - GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS

Join fellow ABRI members and ABIA (Australian Battery Recycling Initiative) members for a presentation on possible developments in battery information, labelling and traceability. The presentation will be in two parts:

  • ABRI CEO, Katharine Hole, will provide an update on the proposed European Battery Directive requirements to track the battery lifecycle from raw materials to end use + California Lithium-ion car battery recycling advisory group policy proposals.
  • Everledger development of an EV Battery Passport
Since 2017, Everledger has committed to supporting the Global Battery Alliance, with a view to raising ever more awareness around the challenges and opportunities of a sustainable battery value chain.
A Battery Passport is a digital identity that connects the battery and its critical parts to the internet, so it can be managed on a blockchain platform. The platform supports the exchange of data among authorised life cycle stakeholders to support a sustainable value chain for electric vehicle and portable electronics batteries. An Everledger article is available on the topic here.
Register for the “Battery information, labelling and traceability – global developments” presentation (1pm, 3 May – online) by emailing secretariat@batteryrecycling.org.au.
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2. UPCOMING PRESENTATION (ONLINE, 1PM, 17 MAY) - OVERVIEW OF STANDARD LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SAFETY AND PRODUCT QUALITY TESTS

Join fellow ABRI members and ABIA (Australian Battery Recycling Initiative) members for a presentation on commonly used lithium-ion battery safety and product quality tests:

  • IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission)
  • UN 38 requirements for transport of dangerous goods
  • performance testing
  • life cycle testing

The need to understand lithium-ion battery quality and safety is increasingly important as these batteries become the main energy source for households and businesses. For example, in the last 10 years, the market share of cordless power tools has moved to around 65% of the market from under 25%.

ABIA Board Member, Ryan Hammond (Sealed Performance Batteries), will present on the testing framework. Ryan has extensive experience in the importation, distribution and wholesaling of lithium-ion batteries. He currently leads the ABIA Lithium-ion Working Group which is looking at improving lithium-ion product quality, safety and circular economy outcomes for industry in conjunction with ABRI.

Register for the lithium-ion battery product safety and quality tests overview presentation (1pm, 17 May – online) by emailing secretariat@batteryrecycling.org.au.
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6. BSC ENGAGEMENT WITH ABRI MEMBERS - SESSION 8

The presentation from the latest BSC consultation session (6 March, Session 8) with ABRI members on B-cycle focused on

  • Accreditation
  • Document review and consultation
  • Rebate payment process and app
  • Proposed agenda for Q1 face-to-face review of B-cycle operations (28 April in Melbourne)
  • Collection network opportunities for expanded scope – e-bikes and small scale battery energy storage

The ABRI presentation update focused on:

  • Engagement with NSW EPA
  • How to make your member information on the ABRI website effective [NB/ ABRI will be reviewing all member information on the ABRI website to ensure that is compliant with ABRI’s competition law requirements as an industry association.]

The presentations can be found at

Session 9 will be held on 4 May and will provide an opportunity for members to discuss Q1 reporting and rebate payments. If there are items that you would like to see on the agenda, please email secretariat@batteryrecycling.org.au.

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