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Working Group Meeting – The Circular Economy

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-5
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The Circular Economy Working Group seeks to emulate nature by closing the loop of resource use and recycling, where nothing is wasted and everything serves a purpose!

Join us for our Circular Economy Working Group meetings which are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The DC Circular Economy Working Group meets under Leaders in Energy and consists of individuals in the public, private, governmental, and non-profit sector who are interested in learning about circular economy issues and in creating a more circular economy in the DMV Region.

You are also welcome you to join our GoogleGroup to share resources and articles and build the CE community here in the DMV. You can sign up for that here: https://groups.google.com/group/circular-economy-dmv

RSVP below for our meetings. 

Our upcoming Circular Economy Working Group meeting is planned for the following date:

–Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6-8 pm ET 
Topics: Circularity in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and DMV Circular Economy Roadmap scoping.


Our Circular Economy Working Group is from 6-8PM on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.  The first half of our meeting, we will discuss EV infrastructure and the circular economy with a focus on Lithium battery recycling. After the discussion we will move on to the DMV Roadmap discussion which speakers are invited to stay on to attend.

Our schedule is below:

6:00-6:05 Introductions

6:05-6:40 Speaker presentations

6:40-6:55 Roundtable discussion / Q&A

7:00-8:00 DMV Roadmap Discussion

Our speakers are:

JEAN-CHRISTOPHE LAMBERT, Business Development Manager, Lithion

Lithion Recycling has developed an efficient & cost-effective process for recycling lithium-ion batteries, the most widely used batteries for electrical vehicles & portable electronics today.  This new process will allow up to 95% of these batteries components to be recovered & treated so that they can be reused by battery manufacturers—a concrete way to close the loop of battery life cycle.  The technology put forward by Lithion Recycling uses an innovative combination of processes, based on hydrometallurgy. The result is a size and chemistry agnostic process emitting very low GHG emissions.

JOSEPH ALLY, CEO and Founder, Ally Power, https://allypowerinc.com

Joseph has a passion for the automotive industry and the environment. Combining those passions was the inspiration for Ally Power. Joseph’s goal is to make it possible for every American to convert to clean vehicles.  His company is focused on hydrogen fuel stations and hydrofit conversion.  From Gasoline to Green, Ally Power is focused on removing gasoline and diesel engines from America’s roadways.  Its unique Hydrofit solution retrofits engines with a hydrogen fuel cell making clean vehicle solutions available to anyone.

Learn more about our Circular Economy program and see articles from our past circular economy activities on our Circular Economy and Sustainable Marketplace webpage Lara Ilao serves as the Chair and Nivruti Sridhar serves as the Vice-Chair for our Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG)

You can RSVP here for our meetings and join the Circular Economy Google Group to be notified of the location and receive other updates for this group’s activities.

Articles on Our Past Circular Economy Activities:

“Is the Building World Ready for the Circular Economy,” by Joel Oronato, Architect and Engineer, Hickok Cole and Circular Economy Group Member  — Presentation at Circular Economy Happy Hour meeting on September 9. 2020 and accompanying articleWorking Circular: Incorporating Circular Economy Principles at Work (June 24, 2020) including Recap article by Jess Parker Link to recorded program

Transforming Waste into Energy for the Circular Economy – Canada- USA Event (at the Canadian Embassy on October 25, 2018), by Dina Mansour

Circular Economy Working Tour of C2 Management Facility, September 22, 2018, by Michelle Minstrell

Sunshine in a Glass — Sustainable Vineyard Tour, September 22, 2018, by Elvin Yuzugullu

Steps Toward Action in the Circular Economy, Circular Economy Workshop at the University of the District of Columbia, September 29, 2017;

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy, held in Crystal City, May 24, 2016; and

Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop & Tour Was a Hit with Attendees,  Alexandria Renewable Enterprise in Alexandria, Virginia, May 19, 2015


Date: November 10
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm