28 DECEMBER 2022

As the year draws to a close, it’s important to recognise the individuals who have dedicated their time and energy to making battery circularity a reality in their respective fields. Their effort and dedication have made important strides in the development of

  • State-of-health and remaining-useful-life models. Both through software and hardware
  • Supply-chain business models and cross-industry partnerships
  • Industrialised recycling processes to recover high rates of Co, Ni and Li
  • Industrialised repurposing processes enabling MWh 2nd-life ESS, and using EV-batteries with <70% SOH
  • Passports to make way for full lifecycle traceability
  • In-depth market analytics on pricing, chemistries, technologies and timeline
  • Battery regulations pushing for battery data transparency and progressive rates for collection, repurposing and recycling

It is important to note that the progress towards battery circularity has been achieved through incremental improvements and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt. These efforts serve as a model for how we can approach sustainability challenges in other areas and drive progress towards a wider circular economy. By supporting these individuals and their work, we can all help drive the progress of a more sustainable future.

Thank you all for this year, we can’t wait to continue the journey toward our common goal of sustainability in 2023.

The Cling team

(All names are hyperlinked to respective Linkedin profile)

1Gordon GassmannCEOMercedes Benz Energy
2Emma NehrenheimChief Environmental OfficerNorthvolt
3JB StraubelFounder and CEORedwood materials
4Matthew LumsdenCEOConnected Energy
5Steven MeersmanCEOZenobe
6Ajay KochharCo-founder and CEOLi-cycle
7Kadri SimsonCommissioner for EnergyEuropean commission
8Sumreen RattanCo-founder and COOMoment Energy
9Leanne KempCEOEverledger
10Kai-Philipp KairiesCo-founder and CEOAccure
11Marcus MartinssonProduct Area Manager BatteriesStena Recycling Group
12Luise Müller-HofstedeDirector Of Business DevelopmentCirculor
13Ryan MelsertCEO and CTOABTC
14Hans Eric MelinManaging DirectorCircular Energy Storage
15Inga PetersenExecutive DirectorGlobal Battery Alliance
16Sarah MontgomeryCo-founder and CEOInfyos
17Jeanette DuttlingerGeneral ManagerICM AG
18David OudsandjiFounder and CEOVoltfang
19Stefan BahamondeCEOLibattion
20Mohamed BensabbanGeneral ManagerEconoili
21Fredrik AndresenCEOBatteriretur
22Jigar ShahDirector of Loan Programs OfficeUS Department of Energy
23Radu AchihaiCo-founder and COOEvyon
24Meg SlatteryPHD CandidateUniversity of California David
25Maitane BerecibarHead of the Battery Innovation CenterBAT4EVER
26Mike O’KronleyCEOAscend Elements
27David KlaneckyCEOCirba Solutions
28Soufiane  El KhomriEnergy business unit DirectorNissan
29Inhee ChungVP Corporate Sustainability CenterSamsung Electronics
30Antony StratakosCEOElement Energy
31Sarah FleischerCo-founder and CEOtoZero
32Rob FeldmanPresident & CEOInterco Trading Co
33Ilka von DalwigkPolicy ManagerInnoEnergy
34Tyler Armstrong President & CEOLithion
35Jon AsinCo-founder and CEOBee Planet Factory
36Irena SpazzapanManaging PartnerSystemiq Capital
37Laurent SegalenManaging PartnerMegawatt-X
38Linda Gaines Transportation System AnalystArgonne National Laboratory
39Johan van PeperzeelManaging Directorvan Peperzeel
40Xue WangCMOBotree Cycling
41Thore SekkenesIndustry DirectorEuropean battery alliance
42Veli-Erkki RuotsalainenCo-Founder and COOCactos
43Ulderico UlissiFreelance consultantFreelance consultant
44Nishchay ChadhaCEOAce-green recycling
45Gavin HarperResearch FellowUniversity of Birmingham
46Simon MooresCEOBenchmark Mineral Intelligence
47Ane DalumStrategy and Business Owner High Voltage BatteriesVolvo Cars
48Jessica DunnLithium-ion battery sustainability researcherUnion of Concerned Scientists
49Steve LevineEditorThe Electric
50Veronika WrightSocial Entrepreneur & Battery ExpertElectrified Veronika

This list has been developed by the Cling team with inputs from its external industry partners. We believe it reflects people who indeed have made significant contributions to the pursuit of battery circularity. Nevertheless, we know there are many others out there who are making amazing and important work. If you believe we missed someone or if there is someone we should keep an eye on for next years list, do let us know at eden@clingsystems.com.

If you are involved in the end-of-life ecosystem of batteries and have business inquiries, please reach out directly to info@clingsystems.com or register to our trading platform at www.platform.clingsystems.com. Via the platform, you can  among other things get daily notifications on the batteries coming available for recycling and repurposing.

Published by Cling Systems