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EUROBAT General Assembly/Forum


14 Jun 2018 09:00


Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19



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15 June 2018, 09:00 – 13:15
Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels

09:00 – 09:15 Welcoming words

Johann-Friedrich Dempwolff, EUROBAT President & Vice-President Industry & Government Relations EMEA, Johnson Controls Power Solutions 

09:15 – 10:30 –Session I: CO2 Emissions from Road Transport –  Impact of EC Proposals on Battery Development & Manufacturing

The European Commission published on 8 November 2017 the second part of its Mobility Package, after the publication of the first part in May last year. The most relevant proposal included in the package is related to the CO2 targets for cars and vans for 2025 and 2030, which are likely to drive the further development of vehicles in the next decade. In May 2018, the European Commission will present its 3rd mobility package with the possibility of a proposal for CO2 emission reduction in Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The session will discuss impacts of both proposals for the battery and automotive industries.


  • Petr Dolesji, Mobility & Sustainable Transport Director, ACEA 
  • Jon Stenning, Associate Director, Cambridge Econometrics 
  • Stefaan Vergote, Adviser, European Commission, DG Climate
  • Cian o’Dunlaing, Johnson Controls Power Solutions, Chair of EUROBAT’s Starter-Lighting-Ignition WG

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 - Session II: Sustainability Considerations on Batteries

Last year, the European Commission launched the evaluation of the Battery Directive. As part of the debate on the Battery Alliance, the Commission has also declared its ambition to manufacture ‘Green Batteries’. Session speakers will analyse sustainability aspects related to batteries – raw materials, shipments of spent batteries, re-use of batteries and end-of-life management.


  • Chris Heron, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, EUROMETAUX
  • Prof. Dr. Noshin Omar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • EUROBAT speaker 

12:00 – 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:30 - Session III: European Battery Alliance and new EC Batteries Action Plan

During the EU Industry Day in February of this year, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič presented the first results of the Commission’s ambition to boost lithium-ion cell production in Europe for the propulsion of electric vehicles. An alliance was launched in October last year, and work was carried out with involvement of industry and Member States to identify policy and non-policy measures that would bring Europe closer to its ambition. One important aspect that will be addressed as part of the Battery Alliance is continued Research & Development of batteries for the hybridization and electrification of transport and energy storage. 


  • Joanna Szychowska, Head of Unit, Automotive and Mobility Industries, European Commission, DG GROW
  • Dr Alistair Davidson, Director Products and Sustainability , Advanced Lead Acid Batteries Consortium
  • Dr Christoph Neef, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Simon Perraud, Ph.D., Vice-President for European affairs, CEA Liten

Closing Remarks followed by lunch reception

The EUROBAT General Assembly will take place on 14 June. A networking dinner will be organised the evening of 14 June at the Bibliotheque Solvay.

Registration for the EUROBAT Forum can be done via this link (free participation for Trade Associations/Policy Makers/government officials).

For hotel reservations, please contact the EUROBAT secretariat at


Registration link


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