National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
EV Battery Recycling/Reuse
Oct 02, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Friday, October 2, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 AM -10:00 AM (PT)
Audience: United States National
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topic: Battery Recycling
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.


Join us to learn how EV batteries are recycled and reused at the end of their life. We'll be joined by lithium-ion battery recycling company American Manganese Inc. and ReCell Center, a national collaboration of industry, academia and national laboratories working together to advance recycling technologies.

Please use this link to Facebook to view a recording of the event. You do not need a Facebook account to view the recording.

Zarko Meseldzija
CTO, Director
American Manganese Inc.

Zarko Meseldzija has a range of industry experience working with one of Canada’s largest energy companies and an innovation driven process systems company. Mr. Meseldzija has deep insight into project management of multi-million-dollar projects and hydrometallurgical process development projects. He is also an owner of an independent consulting firm that focuses on the entire life cycle of the lithium-ion battery supply chain, including the recycling of critical materials. Mr. Meseldzija holds a BSc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta and is a registered engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He is currently completing his Management of Technology MBA from the Beedie School of Business with a focus on sustainability and innovation.

Special thank you to our 2020 National Drive Electric Week sponsor:

Nissan LEAF, exclusive automotive sponsor

Registered Attendees

There are currently 145 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 14
Tesla Model 3 11
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 10
Chevrolet Volt 5
Hyundai KONA Electric 4
Kia Niro Electric 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Tesla Model S 3
Tesla Model X 3
BMW i3 2
EV Conversion 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
21 Models 70

Registered attendees report 1,628,975 electric miles driven.

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