Webinar – Life Cycle Assessment of Cobalt Products

15 December 2022, 10.00 – 11.00 CET

The Cobalt Institute conducted a Life Cycle Assessment of cobalt and cobalt compounds to inform stakeholders about the potential environment impacts of the production of cobalt. The webinar will present the Life Cycle Assessment and gather industry stakeholders to discuss the results.



15 December 2022, 10.00 – 11.00 CET

Welcome from the moderator:

  • Tom Fairlie, Senior Sustainability Manager, Cobalt Institute

Panel discussion

  • Robyn Stoney – Manager Regulatory Affairs – Nickel Cobalt, Glencore
  • Dr Mark Mistry – Senior Manager LCA and Sustainability, Nickel Institute
  • Dr. Claude Chanson – General Manager, Recharge
  • Ketan Vaidya – Life Cycle Assessment Analyst, Northvolt AB
10.45 Q&A with webinar participants


Dr Mark Mistry, Senior Manager LCA
and Sustainability, Nickel Institute

Mark Mistry is responsible for life cycle management and sustainability issues at the Nickel Institute, the industry association of the world´s leading nickel producers. He monitors regulatory developments likely to impact the nickel industry and identifies opportunities to contribute to the academic and scientific debate on life cycle assessment and the benefits of using and recycling nickel. He is moreover involved into the development of global sustainability standards. Mark is based in Brussels. He holds a degree in Economic Geology and has a PhD in Mining Engineering both from Aachen RWTH Technical University.

Dr. Claude Chanson
General Manager, Recharge

Claude Chanson is General Manager of the Recharge association. He has an engineering degree from Bordeaux Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics and a PhD in electrochemistry from the University of Bordeaux 1. He joined the Saft Group in 1986 initially as an engineer in research and development and as project manager in the telecommunications and e-mobility sectors, before taking the posts of Division Technical Manager and Director for Li-ion technology. He has been with Recharge for 10 years, representing the rechargeable battery industry’s interests at European bodies and international transport organisations, such as UNECE and ICAO.

Ketan Vaidya
Life Cycle Assessment Analyst,
Northvolt AB

Ketan is responsible for performing life cycle assessments for Northvolt and supporting Northvolt’s vision to build green batteries in Europe. Responsible for technical expert discussions, wider stakeholder alignment and methodological development projects on Life cycle assessment. He holds an engineering degree in Mechanical engineering, Energy engineering and Power engineering from TU Munich. He has previously worked on life cycle assessments, input out analysis, and socioeconomic impact assessments.