How to Get Funding to Recycle Batteries Webinar
July 21, 11:30 a.m.-Noon ET
Free and Open to ISRI Members Only

ISRI is preparing members to take full advantage of the June 2023 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announcement of more than $192 million in new funding for recycling batteries from consumer products (including electric vehicles), launch of the advanced battery research and development consortium, and the continuation of the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize. Join ISRI for a timely webinar before the Aug. 17, 2023 concept papers deadline and the full application deadline of Nov. 29, 2023, as DOE Critical Materials Program Manager, Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains Salim Bhabhrawala shares important information about available battery recycling funding options, how to apply, and program requirements. ISRI’s Chief Economist Joe Pickard will moderate the webinar.

Don’t miss this exclusive member opportunity to learn directly from the DOE on how to maximize this opportunity for battery recycling funding. It’s free for ISRI members!


Salim Bhabhrawala, Critical Materials Program Manager, Office of Manufacturing and Supply Chains, U.S. Department of Energy

Salim Bhabhrawala (he/his/him) is currently the Critical Materials Program Manager in the Office of Manufacturing and Supply Chains (MESC) at the Department of Energy (DOE). Prior to that, he was the Critical Materials Sector Lead at the Office of Materials Industry at the Department of Commerce. He is originally from the Detroit area and has a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in global finance from the University of Denver. In his current role, Mr. Bhabhrawala and his team are tasked with catalyzing the development of the domestic clean energy sector industrial base through targeted investments under the provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. These investments via grants, awards, loans and tax provisions will establish and secure domestic supply chains and recycling policies for the critical minerals needed to make the transition to a clean-green economy. Mr. Bhabhrawala currently lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with his partner and two children. He also sits on several U.S. Government Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Councils and Advisory Committees.

Joe Pickard, Chief Economist and Director of Commodities

Joe Pickard serves as the chief economist and director of commodities at ISRI. Since 2010, Pickard has directed ISRI’s research and analysis on recycled commodity markets and the key economic role recycling plays in the U.S. and globally. Previously, Pickard served as the economist for the International Copper Study Group in Lisbon, Portugal. As a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) No. 5, he serves as an advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commerce Department on trade issues related to nonferrous metals and critical minerals. Pickard holds an M.A. in economics from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from Loyola University Maryland.