Hans Eric Melin is the founder and managing director of Circular Energy Storage, a world-renowned consultancy focused on battery lifecycle management. Hans Eric Melin is heading the work to collect and analyse lifecycle data for lithium-ion batteries and is also working as an advisor to global companies in the automotive, energy storage, consumer electronics and battery industry as well as to governments and organisations. Prior to funding Circular Energy Storage Hans Eric Melin was vice president market development at the largest battery collector in the United States, Battery Solutions in Michigan. Before that he served as CEO for Refind Technologies in Sweden, which is the world-leading company for sorting and classification of waste batteries. Hans Eric Melin is frequently quoted in media about end of life management of lithium-ion batteries and cited in numerous scientific papers. He holds a BSc in communication studies from Gothenburg University in Sweden.