22nd International Congress for Battery Recycling ICBR 2017

  • The event occurs between September 20-22, 2017, in Lisbon
  •  Ecopilhas is one of the main sponsors in Portugal
  • Over 200 international experts will discuss the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling

The next top quality international congress on battery recycling ICBR 2017 organized by ICM AG will be held September 20 – 22, 2017 in the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. The event has the institutional support of Ecopilhas, the oldest entity responsible for the management of battery collection and recycling in Portugal, the Portuguese State Secretary for the Environment and the The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA).

ICBR is the international platform for discussion of the latest developments and the challenges of battery recycling, bringing together many decision makers in the battery recycling chain such as battery producers, recyclers, collection schemes, policy-makers, transport companies and many more.

Over 200 international experts from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present the following topics:

  • Safety aspects with lithium primary and lithium rechargeable batteries
  • Battery technologies development
  • Urban mobility: The gate to e-mobility?
  • Update of the review of the Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC
  • Energy storage: Opportunities for a second use of batteries?
  • Energy storage and e-mobility: Complementary technologies?
  • Economic aspects of collection or take back schemes
  • New trends in battery recycling technologies: Primary and rechargeable
  • Eco-design: A critical approach to batteries removability?
  • International developments in batteries collection and recycling
  • Safety aspects in the end of life value chain

An exhibition area is integrated into the congress facility, where vendors meet their clients. A cocktail reception and networking dinner will create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners, colleagues and competitors.

The congress is also organizing workshops about hot topics to the participants and a plant tour to the leading recycling company Ambigroup Reciclagem SA.

According to Eurico Cordeiro, General Director at Ecopilhas, “this is the opportunity to gather, in our country, the most important international experts, as well as to put Portugal on the map -forefront- of the battery recycling industry”.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – Opening and keynote speakers and presentations and cocktail reception in the exhibition hall and networking dinner

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Presentations and panel discussion and farewell cocktail in the exhibition hall

Friday, September 22, 2017 – Plant tours to leading recycling companies and workshops


For more information and graphic material please contact:

Ms Julia Moser

Schwaderhof 7
5708 Birrwil, Switzerland
Phone:   +41 62 785 10 00
Fax:         +41 62 785 10 05

[email protected]


About ICM

ICM AG is an international leader in the organisation of conferences specialising in the fields of recycling cars, electronics and batteries. These waste streams have been among the world’s fastest growing commodity markets for years.

ICM is a Swiss company which has organised conferences in Europe, North America and Asia since the year 2000. The company was founded by Jeanette Duttlinger. Her team consists of 15 employees who speak German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese.

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