Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group

The Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group was created to advise the Legislature on policies pertaining to the recovery and recycling of lithium-ion vehicle batteries sold with motor vehicles in the state. It is being led by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and the Department for Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Additional members come from the environmental community, auto dismantlers, public and private representatives involved in the manufacturing, collection, processing and recycling of electric vehicle batteries, and other interested parties. The advisory group was formed in 2019 in response to Assembly Bill 2832 (Dahle, 2018).

Member Organizations
  • California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
  • Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
  • Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
  • California Energy Commission (CEC)
  • Californians Against Waste
  • Earthworks
  • Occupational Knowledge International
  • Honda Trading America
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • California New Car Dealers Association
  • Umicore USA
  • Surplus Service
  • SA Recycling
  • Kinsbursky Brothers International
  • The Rechargeable Battery Association
  • Sustainable Energy Solutions
  • Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Southern California Association of Governments

The Importance of Recycling Lithium-ion Car Batteries

There are more than 400,000 zero emission vehicles on the road in California, and the number is growing. The lifespan of the batteries in those vehicles is estimated to be between 10 to 20 years. All batteries contain metals and other toxic or corrosive materials. They are also potentially valuable as a source of recyclable metal. When the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars reach their end-of-life, they will need to be managed in a way that is safe for the public and the environment.

California is home to nearly 50% of the ZEVs in the U.S.; 40% of North American clean fuel investments; 90% of total U.S. investment in clean transportation.

Image source: California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan, California Air Resources Board 

Meetings

The Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group will meet at least quarterly and will consult with universities and research institutions that have conducted research in the area of battery recycling, with manufacturers of electric and hybrid vehicles, and with the recycling industry.


Upcoming Meetings


Past Meetings

2021 Meetings

Oct. 22, 2021 – Meeting #14
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #14 

Sept. 28, 2021 – Meeting #13
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #13

Aug. 31, 2021 – Meeting #12
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #12 
Member Survey

Aug. 17, 2021 – Meeting #11
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #11

July 13, 2021 – Meeting #10
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #10 

June 22, 2021: Logistics Subcommittee Meeting #5
June 22, 2021: Reuse Subcommittee Meeting #5
June 23, 2021: Recycling Subcommittee Meeting #5

May 25, 2021 – Meeting #9
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #9
Draft Barriers and Opportunities

May 19, 2021: Recycling Subcommittee Meeting #4
May 18, 2021: Logistics Subcommittee Meeting #4
May 17, 2021: Reuse Subcommittee Meeting #4

March, 23, 2021 – Meeting #8
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #8
Draft Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2021: Recycling Subcommittee Meeting #3
April 19, 2021: Reuse Subcommittee Meeting #3
April 22, 2021: Logistics Subcommittee Meeting #3
March 15, 2021:Recycling Subcommittee Meeting #2
March 12, 2021:Logistics Subcommittee Meeting #2
March 8, 2021: Reuse Subcommittee Meeting #2
Feb. 19, 2021: Logistics Subcommittee Meeting #1
Feb. 22, 2021: Recycling Subcommittee Meeting #1
Feb. 23, 2021: Reuse Subcommittee Meeting #1

Jan. 26, 2021 – Meeting #7
Public Notice and Agenda – Lithium-ion Car Battery Recycling Advisory Group Meeting #7

2020 Meetings

Dec. 14, 2020 – Meeting #6
Public Notice and Agenda     Meeting Materials

Oct. 13, 2020 – Meeting #5
Public Notice and Agenda     Draft Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2020 – Meeting #4
Public Notice and Agenda     Draft Meeting Minutes     

May 27, 2020 – Meeting #3
Public Notice and Agenda        Meeting Materials        Meeting Minutes

Jan. 27, 2020 – Meeting #2
Public Notice    Agenda          Meeting Materials          Meeting Minutes

2019 Meetings

Nov. 18, 2019 – Meeting #1
Agenda          Meeting Materials      Meeting Video        Meeting Minutes