May 16, 2020

London's QEII Centre is set to host the industry-acclaimed People Analytics 2016

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Nell Walker
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London's QEII Centre is set to host the industry-acclaimed People Analytics 2016
Following the sell-out success of last year's conference, Tucana UK Ltd has announced London's QEII Centre as the venue for this year's Peop...

Following the sell-out success of last year's conference, Tucana UK Ltd has announced London's QEII Centre as the venue for this year's People Analytics 2016.

The annual HR event has previously received wide ranging praise from both HR professionals and industry commentators, with this year set to follow in the footsteps of the last year's success. This April will see professionals and experts from around the globe converge on the QEII Centre for what is expected to be one of the most important HR analytics conferences on the European calendar.

People Analytics 2016 is a multi-track event designed specifically for professionals and executives across HR, OD, HRIS and analytics. The conference acts as a stage for the latest thinking in HR analytics, workforce planning and employee insight, by bringing together those looking to become more data-driven in decision making processes. Attendees are able to personalise their experience by choosing their own schedule from the three stages:

- Strategy stage -- for CXOs/VPs/Directors.

- Impact stage -- for Directors/Heads/Senior Specialists.

- Workshop -- for HRBPs, specialists, and discussions for all seniorities

Chair of the event and Global Director People Analytics Solutions at IBM, David Green, commented: “2016 is the year that will see a significant step forward, not only in the wider adoption of analytics within HR, but also the sophistication of the work that is being undertaken.”

The organisation behind the event, Tucana UK, is thrilled to have secured a prestigious panel of guest speakers from around the world, which includes a number of high-profile speakers from some of the world's most recognisable names such as LinkedIn, IBM, Nestle, GSK, Cicso, Twitter and Coca Cola.

Tracey Smith, President of Numerical Insights commented: "People Analytics 2015 was certainly the best HR Analytics conference I have attended, ever. A benchmark for other conferences."

People Analytics 2016 is set to run 27th - 28th April 2016 at the QEII Centre, London.

The conference agenda and tickets are available at www.peopleanalytics2016.com.

 

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May 12, 2021

Ultium Cells LLC/Li-Cycle: Sustainable Battery Manufacturing

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Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

Ultium Cells LLC - a joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solutions - has announced its latest collaboration with Li-Cycle. Joining forces the two have set ambitions to expand recycling in North America, recycling up to 100% of the scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing

 

What is Ultium Cells LLC?

Announcing their partnership in December 2019, General Motors (GM) and LG Energy Solutions established Ultium Cells LLC with a mission to “ensure excellence of Battery Cell Manufacturing through implementation of best practices from each company to contribute [to the] expansion of a Zero Emission propulsion on a global scale.”

Who is Li-Cycle?

Founded in 2016, Li-Cycle leverages innovative solutions to address emerging and urgent challenges around the world.

As the use of Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in automotive, industrial energy storage, and consumer electronic applications rises, Li-Cycle believes that “the world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better recycle these batteries, while also meeting the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade materials.”

Why are Ultium Cells LLC and Li-Cycle join forces?

By joining forces to expand the recycling of scrap materials in battery cell manufacturing in North America, the new recycling process will allow Ultium Cells LLC to recycle cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, copper, manganese and aluminum.

“95% of these materials can be used in the production of new batteries or for adjacent industries,” says GM, who explains that the new hydrometallurgical process emits 30% less greenhouse gases (GHGs) than traditional processes, minimising the environmental impact. Use of this process will begin later in the year (2021).

"Our combined efforts with Ultium Cells will be instrumental in redirecting battery manufacturing scrap from landfills and returning a substantial amount of valuable battery-grade materials back into the battery supply chain. This partnership is a critical step forward in advancing our proven lithium-ion resource recovery technology as a more sustainable alternative to mining, " said Ajay Kochhar, President, CEO and co-founder of Li-Cycle.

"GM's zero-waste initiative aims to divert more than 90% of its manufacturing waste from landfills and incineration globally by 2025. Now, we're going to work closely with Ultium Cells and Li-Cycle to help the industry get even better use out of the materials,” added Ken Morris, Vice President of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, GM.

Since 2013, GM has recycled or reused 100% of the battery packs it has received from customers, with most current GM EVs repaired with refurbished packs.

"We strive to make more with less waste and energy expended. This is a crucial step in improving the sustainability of our components and manufacturing processes,” concluded Thomas Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer, Ultium Cells LLC.

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