Battery Council International

Battery Council International (BCI) is the leading trade association for the North American battery industry. Our passion is educating people on the critical role of batteries in powering our daily lives – and unlocking the tremendous potential of energy storage, especially for achieving a low carbon future. Above all, our members are committed to safe, responsible battery manufacturing and sustaining the world’s most successful circular economy.


BCI’s mission is to support its members’ efforts to create and sustain a successful circular economy for batteries, to provide members with the most up-to-date information on marketing and technical developments, and to provide them updates on regulatory and legislative initiatives that could affect the global industry. BCI provides ongoing governmental, and legislative liaison services for the industry and is recognized as the leading collective voice of its members and an authority on battery-related information.

This industry has a demonstrated and proven track-record of building successful circular economies: BCI members are the force behind the unparalleled collection and recycling of used automotive and other lead batteries. BCI’s actions to build this system include encouraging the enactment of mandatory lead battery recycling laws, and supporting ongoing consumer and industry education efforts. BCI created model legislation in 1989 to mandate the proper disposal and recycling of lead batteries, which has been adopted by more than 40 U.S. states, and implemented in practice in the remainder. BCI also leads international efforts to increase the overall lead battery recycling rate and to advance the environmental performance of lead battery recycling which can serve as a model for emerging battery technologies.

BCI and its members have been extraordinarily successful in establishing a sustainable model for closed loop manufacturing. Lead batteries are the single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. and the world. A typical new lead battery consists of over 80% recycled material, and nearly 70% of its lead comes from recycling. BCI’s members achieve a 99% recycling rate in the U.S.


Roger Miksad is the President and Executive Director of BCI and leads the organization from its offices in Washington, D.C.

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