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Berlin to host 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress

Getting to the decision makers at the heart of European automotive recycling.
The 15th International Automobile Recycling Congress will be held from March 25 – 27, 2015 in the Hotel Palace in Berlin, Germany.

Delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The conference will bring together the various links in the ELV recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators and policy-makers from all over the world. Over 250 international industry leaders are expected.
The main topics under discussion are:
  • How do car manufacturers and the recycling industry close the recycling loop?
  • The role of the automotive industry in the context of ELV recycling
  • New car design
  • Best available recycling technologies
  • Reports on Asian, US and European car manufacturers
  • Next generation recycling processes and equipment
  • European ELV Directive towards 2015
  • E-mobility: Its influence on car recycling and dismantling
  • Recycling challenges of new automotive materials: Nickel metal hydride, lithium-ion batteries, carbon fibres, glass, lamps, catalysts
The conference will open with two keynote speakers. Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) will focus on “The role of the automotive industry in the context of ELV recycling”, and Wolfram Thomas, Group Chief Officer for Environment, Energy and New Business Areas of Volkswagen AG will talk about “Environmental protection – Driving innovation”.

The conference program includes also tool box and company spotlight talks.

There’s also a large exhibition area linked to the conference facilities, where vendors meet their clients. Cocktail receptions and a networking dinner create an excellent atmosphere to get in touch with business partners, colleagues and competitors. Volkswagen will be giving test drives in their e-Golf and e-up!.

On March 27th there will also be visits BMW, Leipzig (car manufacturing plant), SRW metalfloat – Scholz Recycling, Espenhain (post-shredder technology plant), and TSR Recycling, Brandenburg (ferrous metal recycling plant).

If you want to know more, visit the website here.

January 2015

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