The European Chemical Society, EuChemS, is organising the webinar ‘The Lithium Element – Enabler of the Energy Transition‘, which will be held on Wednesday 1 December 2021, from 10:00 to 16:30 CET

This online event is an initiative designed by the EuChemS Periodic Table Task Group. The Task Group is chaired by Nicola Armaroli and its members are David Cole-Hamilton, Christophe Copéret, Nineta Hrastelj, Rinaldo Poli, Floris Rutjes, and Alessandra Quadrelli as a guest. The webinar is organised by the EuChemS Secretariat, Laura Jousset being the coordinator. 

Programme outline

Chaired by Nicola Armaroli

10:00 to 12:00 CET
13:30 to 16:30 CET

– Welcome
Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President
– MEP SpeechEnergy transition and circular economy – the new EU Sustainable Batteries Regulation
MEP Simona Bonafè
– Developments of the EuChemS periodic table
David Cole-Hamilton, University of St. Andrews
– Lithium: reserves, resources and geopolitical issues
Fernando Rocha, University of Aveiro
– Lithium-ion batteries in the automotive sector
Kristina Edström, University of Uppsala
– Lithium batteries and the stationary applications
Luigi Lanuzza, Enel X
 Panel discussion
led by Katharine Sanderson, Science Journalist and Editor
– Alternatives to Lithium-ion batteries: Progress in sodium-ion batteries
Philipp Adelhelm, Humboldt-University of Berlin
– Recycling Lithium-ion batteries
Paul Anderson, University of Birmingham
–  Glass – the Handheld Lithium
John C. Cochran, Corning Inc., Lexington, KY, USA
– How can the EU ensure a secure and sustainable supply of raw materials for the energy transition?
Daniel Cios, European Commission – DG Growth
– Panel discussion
led by Nicola Armaroli, CNR/EuChemS (Chair)
– Closing
Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President

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