TUT7: Value of LIB Secondary Use & Recycle
Monday, March 25 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Experts during this tutorial explore recycling of lithium-ion batteries, including the value chain of recovered metals and reusable electrical components as well as secondary use in stationary and portable energy storage.


10:30 am Welcome and Introductions

10:45 NEW: Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Market 2018 

Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.  

11:15 Secondary Use Battery Energy Storage Is Here

Steve Tolen, President/CEO, Indie Power Systems

Hybrid Electric and Battery Electric Vehicles are now seeing their OEM battery packs removed from service in large numbers. These batteries, while no longer suitable for their primary use, have much life remaining for a second use as stationary energy storage. A case study of secondary use batteries in energy storage will be discussed. Also to be discussed will be steps necessary to expand the financial viability of secondary use.

11:45 Break

12:00 pm Interactive Q&A with Instructors and Participants

12:30 Close of Tutorial


Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.


Tolen_SteveSteve Tolen, President/CEO, Indie Power Systems

Steve Tolen is the founder and president/CEO of Indie Power Systems. Under his leadership, Indie Power Systems has earned 6 patents in energy management and is the first to integrate secondary-use batteries into a commercial energy storage system. Indie Power Systems' technology is a key enabler for the integration of secondary-use batteries in energy storage applications. Mr. Tolen holds a BS degree in finance from the University of Illinois and has experience in successful turnaround and startup situations. He serves as Chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Secondary Battery Use Committee and has presented at major conferences such as NAATBatt, The Battery Show and the Electrical Energy Storage Applications and Technologies (EESAT) Technical conference.

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