On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, four of the Phase III participating teams accepted an invitation to present in a Prize-focused webinar hosted by the North Carolina Department of Energy Quality (NC DEQ). This voluntary networking event allowed teams to present their concept solutions and receive feedback from stakeholders and industry experts to inform their plans for the Phase III Final Submission.

We would like to thank NC DEQ and the four featured teams for joining this collaborative webinar to further develop these concepts in support of the U.S. Department of Energy goal to capture 90% of all discarded or spent lithium-based batteries in the U.S. for eventual recovery of key materials for re-introduction into the U.S. supply chain.