15th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2015
The congress is a platform to exchange the latest information, to meet your business partners and to get easy access to new potential clients.
- Event Type:
- Mar. 25-27, 2015
- Berlin , Germany
This top quality congress will focus on:
- 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
A large exhibition area is integrated into 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 is offering test drives with their e-cars.
The congress is also organizing plant tours to leading reycling companies in the vicinity of Berlin.
Welcome to Berlin!
Now in its 15th year, the International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC) has firmly established itself as the event for the international automotive recycling industries. IARC 2015 is expected to attract some 250 car recyclers and a host of other interested parties. Attendees will converge on the German capital of Berlin to hear about latest relevant developments from politicians, as well as from experts in the vehicle manufacturing and recycling arenas.
This year’s venue, Berlin, advertises itself as 'a world city of distinction'. What does Berlin have that other world cities don’t? Well, the first thing that usually comes to mind is its most famous landmark: The Brandenburg Gate. Highlights in the Western parts of Berlin include the elegant shopping street Kurfürstendamm, the Kaufhaus des Westens department store (better known as KaDeWe), Unter den Linden boulevard, Alexanderplatz square and Checkpoint Charlie.
We are delighted that the congress will be opened by two excellent keynote speakers. Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) in Belgium will highlight 'The role of the automotive industry in the context of ELV recycling'. Wolfram Thomas, Group Chief Officer for Environment, Energy and New Business Areas at Volkswagen, will share his views on the topic of 'Environmental protection - Driving innovation'.
The European Union’s ELV Directive remains an important issue. As of January 1, 2015, this requires 85% reuse and recycling, as well as 95% reuse and recovery. Artemis Hatzi-Hull, Policy Officer of the European Commission’s DG Environment, will shed light on the evaluation of the ELV Directive, addressing key issues and next steps.
Other presentations will address such issues as heavy metals restrictions of the ELV Directive 2000-2015. Several speeches will take a closer look at the 2015 targets, including a report on ELV dismantling and shredding; the recycling of glass from ELVs; and innovative product development from the ELV dismantled light fraction.
Delegates will also learn how ELV recycling is carried out in different countries around the globe. There will be presentations on this subject from the Netherlands, Greece, Mexico, Canada and India.
A special session will be dedicated to car battery recycling, including speeches on: Reuse and second use of rechargeable batteries for electro-mobility; recycling of lead-based batteries; and industrial batteries - Safe handling and transportation of waste lithium traction batteries.
During the three-day event, the following topics will also be addressed:
- ELV dismantling and shredder campaigns;
- Use of the International Dismantling Information System (IDIS) worldwide;
- Separation of components and materials from ELVs aiming at the recovery of critical metals;
- Recycling of complex precious metals materials for the automotive industry;
- Profitably clearing the Chinese 'Green Fence';
- Benchmark performances for auto scrap shredding fume treatment.
Also during the congress, commercial presentations (so-called 'Tool Box Talks' and 'Company Spotlight Talks') with a focus on the recycling industry will be held in the exhibition area. In addition, delegates have the opportunity to make a test drive in a e-Golf and e-up! offered by Volkswagen.
For the day following the congress, the organisers have planned interesting plant tours to: BMW’s car manufacturing plant in Leipzig, the post-shredder technology plant of Scholz-Recycling in Espenhain and TSR Recycling’s ferrous metal recycling plant in Brandenburg.
And, of course, no congress can succeed without sufficient networking opportunities. For this purpose, IARC 2015 offers an attractive combination of coffee breaks, lunches, cocktail receptions, a free beer bar and a networking dinner.
I look forward to welcoming you to IARC 2015 in Berlin.
Chairman of the Steering Committee
International Automobile Recycling Congress
As a participant of the congress the proceedings is included in the registration fee and will be handed over upon registration.
However, if you cannot attend this unique congress, you may order the proceedings with all speeches (electronically) by downloading and returning the order form.