Confirmed speakers

Farouk Tedjar

Founder and former President, RECUPYL

Title of his talk:

Urban mining and Efficient Circular Economy Approach around LIB using closed loop process


Diploma and academic Background:

  • Engineer from, High School of Electrochemistry of Grenoble;(France)
  • Diploma of Advanced studies in Electrochemistry (Grenoble)
  • Doctor Engineer in Electrochemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble
  • PhD (Doctorat d’Etat) in Physical Chemistry from Scientific University of Grenoble.

Professional background:

  • Engineer in Battery industry as technical manager in Public Complex of alkaline and lead acid battery production (Setif-)
  • In 1992 moved to Grenoble (France) as associate professor at Polytechnic Institute.
  • During his work at the University of Grenoble, he patented a clean wet process for battery recycling and founded RECUPYL the first European company processing used batteries (non-lead acid batteries)
  • President and Scientific Director of RECUPYL SAS between 1994 and 2013

The Patents and the Process were disseminated in Six (06) countries (USA-Michigan, UK, Poland, Spain, Belgium and Singapore).

Position Es-quality:

  • President of French Battery Recycling Association from 2006 to 2012.
  • Expert near The French National Research Agency (ANR) until 2016
  • Expert near European Directorates in Research and Environment from 1998 to 2014.
  • From august 2016 he is Visiting Principal Scientist at Energy Research Institute (ERI@N), Nanyang University of Singapore (NTU).