The aim of the webinar is to answer some key questions such as: Are there enough lithium resources on the Earth? Will the rush to lithium generate new geopolitical tensions? Are there viable alternatives to lithium-ion batteries (LIBs)? To what extent can we push battery recycling? What is the appropriate color of Lithium in the EuChemS Periodic Table?

When: Wednesday, December 1 2021 from 10:00 to 16:30 CET // morning session: 10:00 - 12:00 CET – afternoon session: 13:30-16:30 CET
The webinar is chaired by Nicola Armaroli (EuChemS Executive Board member, CNR) and hosted by Floris Rutjes (EuChemS President, Radbout University). 
Speakers from the international Chemistry community and the EU institutions will address scientific and policy-related topics on the Lithium element.
Programme outline
Morning session
Welcome Floris Rutjes, EuChemS President
Energy 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
Afternoon session
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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Céline Wittwer, SCS