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R&D SYMPOSIUM 5

Chemistry & Materials For Lead-Based Batteries

31 January 2017 | Congress Centrum Mainz | Mainz, Germany

Part of the 7th Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe


A significant spike in technological advancements have created smaller, light weight and long lasting lead-acid batteries that are critical to the development of the next generation of lead batteries for electrified vehicles. Using new composite materials and innovative design approaches, researchers are developing high specific energy batteries with long cycle life and low cost. In addition, creative improvements in the use of standard raw materials for lead-acid has led to a dramatic increase in the performance of these batteries. This session will provide an in-depth international overview of the industry including the latest trends, competitive analysis and examination of the key players and their strategies for market growth.

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Tuesday, 31 January

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION:
DCA VS. HIGH TEMPERATURE DURABILITY

7:30 Symposium Registration and Morning Coffee

8:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Eckhard Karden, Ph.D., Technical Expert Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, Europe

8:35 How Harmful Are Carbons in EFB for High Temperature Use Cases?

Eckhard Karden, Ph.D., Technical Expert Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, Europe

This paper will present a novel approach to derive high temperature durability requirements from practical use cases in state-of-the-art micro-hybrid vehicles. Simulations of realistic current/voltage/temperature profiles, with a weekly assessment of weight loss and resistance increase, will be shown for a variety of EFB types with and without carbon additives.

8:55 Water Consumption Testing and Analysis

Dirk Uwe Sauer, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Department, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

9:15 Tailored Carbon Additives to Meet Requirements for High DCA and Low Water Loss – Wish and Reality

Jochen Settelein, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Applied Electrochemistry, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Carbon additives for the negative active mass in modern lead-acid batteries are state-of-the-art. However, due to electrolyte decomposition there is a limit in further optimization of the dynamical charge acceptance. We will discuss if it is possible to design carbon additives to attain that ambitious target without increasing the water loss. By combining investigations on pure carbon electrodes and laboratory test cells one can correlate the electrochemical activity with the physical and chemical properties of the carbon particles and open the door for the development of tailored additives.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION: New Batteries

9:35 A New Generation AGM Batteries with Enhanced Carbon Additive for µ-Hybrid Application

Olaf Sielemann, Director, Transportation R&D Europe, Exide

EXIDE Technologies is working on optimization of VRLA AGM batteries for µ-Hybrid application. The feedback from the application on AGM batteries is in general excellent. One behavior, the capacity and rechargebility loss cause by sulphation, is mentioned frequently by OEM’s to be improved. The presentations will discuss the following highlights: 1). Cycle life improvement by stimulation of Oxygen cycle 2). Dynamic charge acceptance improvement 3). Enhanced carbons and corrosion resistance 4). Advantages of enhanced carbons in terms capacity and rechargebility caused by sulphation and/or low SOC usage.

9:55 Q&A

 Nature Energy10:10 Grand Opening Coffee Break with Exhibit & Poster Viewing

11:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Eckhard Karden, Ph.D., Technical Expert Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, Europe

11:05 The 2nd Gen UltraBattery for Advanced 14-V hybrids

Jun Furukawa, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.

The UltraBattery comprises a capacitor integrated with lead-acid cell. The 2nd Gen UltraBattery was developed for the newest 14-V hybrids equipped with integrated starter-generator (ISG) for power-assist and enhanced regeneration function. The advantages of the 2nd Gen UltraBattery for 14-V hybrid vehicles will be discussed.

11:25 Dynamic Charge Acceptance (DCA) to Improve the Real World Emission Performance of Micro Hybrid Vehicles

Stewart McKenzie, CEO, ArcActive

Car companies want high and sustained Dynamic Charge Acceptance (DCA) to improve the Real World Emission performance of Micro Hybrid vehicles. However, the DCA of batteries that meet typical Water Consumption requirements remain low, and batteries with high carbon loadings for better DCA typically suffer from unacceptably high Water Consumption. ArcActive has developed a Carbon Fibre based negative electrode, which displays high and sustained DCA but with low Water Consumption. ArcActive will share the latest battery level data on a variety of performance attributes.

Advanced Lead-Based Batteries R&D Roadmap

11:45 There Is a Lot of Life Left in Lead – Overview on Automotive Battery Market Trends, Battery Field Experience & Lifetime and Future Development Potential of Start-Stop Batteries

Christian Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering & Product Development EMEA, Johnson Controls Autobatterien GmbH

Jörn Albers, Ph.D., Systems and Simulation Engineer, Johnson Controls Autobatterien GmbH

The focus on automotive emission reductions creates an opportunity for a growing diversity of electrification versions of the vehicle power train. This paper will give an overview of the global power trains electrification trends and focus on the fastest growing segment, the global start-stop market. An outlook will be given, how the increasing requirements of future start-stop vehicles will drive the performance of the next generation of start-stop batteries and combinations of multiple energy storage solutions.

12:05 Production Quality of Advanced LABs – Fulfilling the Zero Failure Approach

Andreas O. Stoermer, General Manager QMT Alternative Powertrains, BMW Group

How to proof good quality without testing the battery? This presentation will cover design quality: product design (D-FMEA), “house of quality” (QFD), design to manufacture, production quality: process design (P-FMEA), QFD, design to quality, use of process simulation by finite element method (e.g.), as well as process stability, online-spc, kpis, 0-rework approach, traceability and process interlock.

12:25 Lead-Acid Batteries for Future Automobiles

Juergen Garche, Ph.D., Senior Professor, Ulm University

The main functions of micro-hybrid cars as start–stop, brake-energy recuperation and propulsion assist can be fulfilled by advanced lead-acid batteries (EFB, AGM). But the Li-ion battery technology could be, in the long run, a serious competitor. To maintain its leading market position the LAB must lower costs and weight as well as increase lifetime and dynamic charge acceptance. This required, however, a stronger R&D commitment of the LAB industry.

12:45 Q&A

13:00 Networking Lunch

 14:15 Dessert Refreshment Break with Exhibit & Poster Viewing

ADVANCED LEAD-BASED BATTERIES R&D ROADMAP

15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Christian Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Vice President Engineering & Product Development EMEA, Johnson Controls Autobatterien GmbH

15:05 GS Yuasa's 5th Generation Flooded Lead-Acid Battery Technology for Stop and Start Vehicles

Satoshi Inagaki, Global Technical Headquarters, Automotive Battery Technical Department, GS Yuasa International Ltd.

This Our New 5th generation enhanced flooded lead-acid battery technology for Stop-and-Start vehicles has been developed. According to our investigation on actual battery-failure modes in Japan, the major failure mode was sulfation i.e. accumulation and crystal growth of lead sulfate. Therefore, we aimed to prevent it for further improvement of the durability and reliability in the market, with new carbon technology and optimized additives in negative electrodes. The effectiveness was confirmed by accelerated battery test and field test.

15:25 2030 Battery R&D Roadmap for Hybridization and E-Mobility

Rene Schroeder, Deputy & EU Affairs Manager, Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

This presentation reviews EUROBAT’s hybridization and e-mobility battery R&D 2030 Roadmap[1]. EUROBAT is the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers. The European Union (EU) aims at reducing emissions in the transport sector. Among a portfolio of other technologies available for road transport, vehicles based on various hybrid and electric powertrains are the most promising option for achieving these targets. Lead-based batteries are significantly contributing by the large take up of start-stop and microhybrid solutions in virtually all traditional car models coming onto the market in Europe already today.

15:45 Recent Advancements in Automotive Lead Batteries and the 2016-2018 ALABC Program Aimed at Further Improvements in Lead Battery Performance

Boris Monahov, Ph.D., Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead Association (ILA)

Alistair Davidson, Ph.D., Director-Products and Sustainability, International Lead Association

Based on two decades of successful basic battery advancement projects, ALABC has been involved in a number of vehicle demonstration programs with companies such as Ford, Honda and Hyundai/Kia which have yielding significant results. This paper will provide an overview of recently analysed lead battery performance data for 12V start-stop and micro-hybrid applications and 48 V mild-hybrid applications. Insight will also be given regarding recent and future battery science developments in line with the new 1618 ALABC Program and their potential application for future vehicles.

16:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: Automotive Lead-Acid: An Endangered Species? Can Innovation Help and Where?

Moderator:

Dirk Uwe Sauer, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Department, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Panelists:

Eckhard Karden, Ph.D., Technical Expert, Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Advanced Power Supply & Energy Management, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering, Europe

Christian Rosenkranz, Ph.D., Vice President, Engineering & Product Development EMEA, Johnson Controls Autobatterien GmbH

Alfons Westgeest, Executive Director, Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers

Boris Monahov, Ph.D., Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead Association (ILA)

17:05 Networking Reception with Exhibit & Poster Viewing

18:05 Close of Day

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