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EV Battery Reuse and Recycling Advisory Group

TCEQ formed this advisory group to provide guidance and recommendations for reusing or recycling electric vehicle batteries in Texas.

About the Advisory Group

Reusing and recycling electric vehicle batteries has the potential to create new industries and jobs in Texas, lower transportation emissions, provide storage capacity for the electrical grid, and recycle materials for high-tech industries. TCEQ is looking to this advisory group to suggest best practices and policies, provide guidance, and make recommendations to encourage the reuse, recovery, and recycling of lithium-ion and other propulsion batteries used in electric vehicles. The advisory group would examine:

  • Methods to collect and reuse or recycle 100% (or as close as possible) of electric vehicle batteries in Texas at their end-of-life in an environmentally safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Ways to reuse electric vehicle batteries as possible energy storage systems.
  • Best options for recycling electric vehicle batteries.
  • Best practices to reuse recycled precious metals or other materials as feedstock for new batteries or other products.

Research on Electric Vehicle Batteries

We will post studies, reports, and articles here that are related to electric vehicle battery reuse and recycling.

List of Members

Once we have selected the members, we will provide a list of them here.

Participating in the Advisory Group

The advisory group members will consist of representatives of the industry, trade groups, and associations listed below. Membership is currently open and TCEQ is accepting applications for participation on the advisory group through June 3, 2022. If you are interested, please submit an application.

application/pdfDownload the membership application for the EV Battery Reuse and Recycling Advisory Group

The advisory group will be led by TCEQ and comprised of at least one member from each of the following agencies:

  • Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office
  • Public Utility Commission
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Texas Department of Insurance or Texas State Fire Marshal

Additional members will represent the following industries, groups, or associations:

  • manufacturers of electric vehicles
  • manufacturers of electric vehicle batteries
  • a nonprofit organization that represents utilities, electric vehicle manufacturers, and charging companies
  • an electronic waste recycler or an organization that represents one or more electronic waste recyclers
  • an electric vehicle repair dealer or an organization that represents one or more electric vehicle repair dealers
  • a vehicle recycler or an organization that represents one or more vehicle recyclers
  • an environmental organization that researches waste reduction and recycling strategies
  • a representative of energy storage technology industries
  • a representative of or an association of industries that use precious metals in Texas
  • an organization that develops standards related to automotive engineering

Upcoming Meetings

Date:

We will post this information at least two weeks before the meeting.

Time:
Location:

In person:
TCEQ Park 35 Campus
12100 Park 35 Circle
Austin, TX 78753
Agenda Room (Room 201S), Bldg. E
Map of TCEQ's Park 35 Campus

Agenda:

TBD

Past Meetings, Meeting Notes, and Handouts

After EV Battery Reuse and Recycling Advisory Group meetings, we will provide the materials below. Most of the files linked below are in portable document format (PDF). (Help with PDF Files.)

Date Agenda Minutes & Attendees Handouts
(PDF)
Presentations
(PPT)

Contact Our Staff

To submit an application for membership on the advisory group, request additional information, or send questions or comments regarding EV battery reuse or recycling, please contact the Waste Permits Division at:

Email: EVBattery@tceq.texas.gov
Phone: 512-239-2335
Postal Mail:

IHW Permits Section, MC-130
TCEQ
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087

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