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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Meet Decision Makers From:

  • Automotive OEMs
  • Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers
  • Engineering Consultancies
  • Advanced/Sustainable Material Manufacturers
  • Software Solutions
  • Blockchain Solutions
  • Recycling & Reuse Companies

With The Following Job Titles:

SVP, VP, Chief, Principal, Director, Head, Manager, General Manager of -

  • Life Cycle, Life Cycle Analysis, LCA/Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainability / Sustainable
  • Carbon Neutrality / Carbon Neutral
  • Environment / Environmental
  • Circular Economy
  • End Of Life 
  • Remanufacturing
  • Renewable
  • Natural Fibres / Biomaterials
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Plastics, Coatings & Adhesives
  • Advanced Materials
  • Decarbonization
  • Recycling / Recyclability
  • Battery Technology
  • Adhesive Debonding
  • ESG / Environmental, Social & Governance
  • Government/Governance/Regulatory/Regulation
  • HSE / EHS / Environmental Health & Safety

 

Implementing Cost-Effective Carbon Reduction & Circularity Concepts While Remaining Profitable

North American OEMs are increasingly focused on supply chain collaboration with materials and component suppliers to work on LCA calculations as the starting point for their sustainability strategy, to figure out innovative solutions to reducing the carbon footprint whilst still remaining profitable.

Nonetheless, we are all aware of the challenges that the sector faces as it attempts to decarbonize. For example, the many techniques of calculating LCA are usually based on key assumptions, such as the vehicles usage phase, and there is a lack of a standardized approach if LCA reporting is to be consistent and ultimately, meaningful to customers.

Recycling non-metal raw materials remains a significant challenge for the sector, especially given the sectors reliance on cheaper plastics, reinforced composites, and exotic materials for the foreseeable future. Trade-offs need to be made between implementing a green material with a low level of embodied carbon but on the other hand, could be exceedingly difficult or expensive to recycle by mechanical recycling processes.

More collaboration across the supply chain is clearly needed to discover and develop new solutions. On the plus side, many companies are now working hard to create innovative new concepts for decarbonization and circularity in the automotive industry. And so, on that point, we're bringing together the leading thought leaders and innovators who engaging the supply chain and going to great lengths to find solutions.

Inaugural Live/Hybrid Event

For the latest instalment of the LCA, Circularity & Sustainable Materials Conference North America 2023 we're further innovating the conference. This is going to be our inaugural live/hybrid event for the North American market. There is still the option to attend virtually, however, attendees advised us that the face-to- face format is important for finding solutions and creative collaboration. We've also expanded the agenda to include discovering solutions for non-plastic materials and batteries, as well as sharing ideas on LCA calculations and a decarbonization strategy.

The first day focuses on the decarbonization plan, LCA calculations, and applying the circularity principles to non-metal materials. So, taking a look at the recycling of mixed material combinations combining plastics and composites. The entire second day is devoted to applying circularity principles to batteries and related components, including motors. Plus, looking at how new disruptive technologies in the form of synthetic, or e-fuels, and hydrogen usage in ICE engines could soon revolutionize the industry and take it in a new completely new direction.

Two Half-Day Workshops On LCA Calculations With Leading Technical Experts

Another significant innovation this year is a lot more time dedicated to collaboration, so we have two half-day workshops dedicated to the foundations of LCA calculations for tier one to tier two suppliers and then a second workshop dedicated to collaboration on standardizing the LCA calculation, all curated and facilitated by leading technical experts. Similarly, a significant portion of day two commits to finding solutions through collaboration on battery design for recycling. What does that road map entail? What are the paths that connect the recycling business with OEMs, battery producers, and mechanical players?

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

DAY 1 - LCA Calculations, Decarbonization And Non-Metal Sustainable Materials

  • STRATEGIC LEVEL OEM PERSPECTIVES - OEM Roadmaps On Working With Materials And Component Suppliers To Achieve Decarbonization Goals
  • LCA CALCULATIONS AND STANDARDIZATION PANEL - Applying LCA Methodologies To Be More Consistent And Ultimately More Simple For Customers To Understand
  • DESIGN FOR RECYCLING AND DISASSEMBLY - Incorporating Sustainable Circularity Principles Into Non-Metal Material Sustainability

DAY 2 - EV Battery Circularity, End-Of-Life Handling And New Eco-Fuel Concepts

  • BREAKFAST BRIEFING - 5-10-Year Prognosis For Procuring Sustainable Battery Raw Materials And Establishing A Domestic US Supply Chain 
  • STRATEGIC LEVEL BATTERY RECYCLING AND END OF LIFE  - Application Of Circularity Concepts In The Construction Of A Battery Raw Material Recycling A Second Life Value Chain - OEM Plans And Roadmaps Working With Battery Material And Recycling Partners 
  • BATTERY DESIGN FOR RECYCLING PANEL - Forming Close Collaboration With OEMS Around Battery Design To Consider End-Of-Life Recycling At The Design Stage 
  • DELIVERING A SECOND LIFE BATTERY APPROACH THAT WORKS - Comparing Pathways For EV Battery Second Life That Is Effective 
  • CONSIDERING SAFELY AND TRANSPORT FOR BATTERY RECYCLING - Coordinating The Transportation Of Used Batteries For Recycling Purposes Despite The Fact That Lithium Batteries Are Considered To Be Hazardous Materials 
  • E MOTOR MATERIAL RECYCLING - Recycling Materials In The Electric Motors Including Copper Extraction 
  • END OF DAY PANEL - E FUELS AND USE OF HYDROGEN IN ICE
    “An engaging and thought-provoking discussion on E fuels & The Impact On Carbon Neutral Vehicles & Sustainability”  

DAY 3
WORKSHOP A - AM

  • Learning About The Foundations Of LCA And  How To Perform The Calculations For Tier 1,2 & 3 Vendors
    A Practical Step By Step Guide, For The Tier 1 – 3 Supply Chain, On How To Complete A LCA Calculation

WORKSHOP B - PM

  • “Collaborating On LCA Standardization In The Automotive Industry” 
    For experienced practitioners of LCA calculations who are looking to collaborate with OEMs and the supply chain to find solutions for greater standardization 

 

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