India-EU Collaboration on EV Battery Recycling Unites Twelve Start-Ups

New Delhi (Natural Energy News): In a major push towards sustainable technologies, the India-European Union Trade and Technology Council (TTC) Working Group 2 hosted a start-up matchmaking event focused on battery recycling technologies for electric vehicles. Twelve start-ups were selected following a call for Expression of Interest reviewed by an independent Committee of Experts from both regions.

This initiative marks a significant step in advancing green technologies and fostering economic partnerships between India and the EU. The selected start-ups, recognized for their scientific expertise, market readiness, and collaboration potential, aim to revolutionize the battery recycling sector.

The event brought together companies across the entire battery recycling value chain, including collection, recycling, and mineral extraction. Notable participants included Indian and EU firms such as Lohum, LW3 Pvt Ltd., BatX Energies, and Ecomet Refining.

Event Highlights:

  • Opening Remarks: Saurabh Kumar, Ambassador of India to Belgium, Luxembourg, and the EU, along with Herve Delphin, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to India, inaugurated the event.
  • Expert Insights: Professor Ajay Kumar Sood, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, and Marc Lemaitre, Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission, emphasized the importance of advanced battery recycling technologies.

Professor Sood highlighted the event's role in fostering collaboration and innovation: “This matchmaking event brings together the best talents and technologies in the battery recycling space, providing a platform for exchange, networking, and prospective investments.”

Marc Lemaitre stressed the environmental impact: “Every step towards advanced battery recycling is a significant carbon-win for our environment. This event connects innovative startups from both regions, aiming to scale up green solutions under the EU-India Trade and Technology Council.”

Future Collaboration: As part of ongoing efforts, three start-ups from each region will have the opportunity to visit their counterparts' facilities in India and the EU. This week-long market immersion will facilitate engagement with key stakeholders, exploration of potential collaborations, and a deeper understanding of local market conditions. The initiative is expected to lead to pilot projects and commercial opportunities.

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