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Toyota Motor Company
keystone sponsor
Germany Trade and Invest
Germany Trade & Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade & Invest's mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market. The organization advises and supports foreign companies seeking to expand into the German market, and assists companies established in Germany looking to enter foreign markets.
Germany Trade & Invest provides comprehensive and client-oriented economic and industry data as well as information about calls for proposals in foreign countries, investment and development projects, and legal and customs authorities.
All inquiries relating to Germany as a business location are treated confidentially. All investment services and related publications are free of charge.
Visit us online at www.gtai.com

LG Chem Power Inc.
SK innovation
SK innovation is the leading Korean provider of energy and chemical products, with sales of US$36 billion in 2008. Established in 1962, SK Energy is there to answer customer needs through its involvement in a wide variety of business fields. In particular, the R & D sector, designated as the next generation growth engine, is working to create future technology-driven world class businesses. The development of battery systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) is one of its major R & D activities. SK Energy is ready to take on the world as a truly global corporation.

diamond sponsors
Advanced Electrochemistry Co., Ltd.
Aleees : Always Leading & Everlasting Energy for the Earth & US

Aleees has been devoted to the development of breakthrough LFP-NCO (LiFePO4•M’) material, mass production technologies and global patent deployment since its establishment in 2005. Leveraging on advanced mass production technologies, Aleees cooperates with lithium battery supply chain partners in Asia to provide high-quality, cost-effective motive lithium batteries to advance the revolution in the auto industry for combating the global warming crisis!
In addition to deploying stringent cost control, Aleees implements 6-sigma, ISO9001, ISO14001 quality systems (closely following GMP and ISO17025) to provide a stable product quality assurance. With the hope of changing the cost-oriented mainstream auto industry to use electricity to replace gasoline as an energy source, Aleees works with Asian partners on several fundamental science projects on LFP-NCO techniques. Our main partners include National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Taiwan, as well as many renowned China universities and RD of the top ten battery manufacturers in China.

Lithium Energy Japan - GS YUASA
Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ), devoted to the development, manufacture and sale of large lithium-ion batteries, was established jointly by GS Yuasa, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) in December 2007. LEJ has the state of art technology and extensive experience in manufacturing cells for various large-scale industries, and already has one year track record of supplying Lithium-ion batteries for MMC's i-MiEV, which is the first mass production EV in the world, with enjoying superb reputation for high-performance : Reliability, Safety, Efficiency and Power.
To meet diversifying customer's requirements for various applications, LEJ has started to built a high-efficiency factory in Ritto area (near Kyoto), and is simultaneously expanding business relationship with splendid automobile manufacturers who are planning to develop EV and PHEV. wwww.lithiumenergy.jpGS Yuasa Lithium Power (GYLP) is a United States subsidiary of GS Yuasa Corporation and is incorporated in Roswell, Georgia.GYLP is focused on large format lithium ion battery system design and manufacturing for North American customers.Primary products include lithium ion battery systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications.
GS Yuasa has developed and manufactured lithium ion batteries since the early 1990's.GS Yuasa has produced commercial lead acid batteries for more than a century and is one of the world's leading battery manufacturers for automotive, telecom, and industrial applications.In addition to lithium ion and lead acid, GS Yuasa specializes in a variety of battery technologies including nickel metal hydride, thermal, and silver zinc. www.gs-yuasa.com

platinum sponsors
A123 Systems
A123Systems is the developer of a new generation of Lithium-ion batteries that deliver previously unattainable power levels, safety and life to a wide range of applications. These batteries enable manufacturers to eliminate the power technology constraints they face in developing and building new products. Founded in 2001, A123Systems’ proprietary nanoscale electrode technology is built on initial developments from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Honda Motor Company
Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.Our 30 plants supply more than one third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.Our joint venture, Johnson Controls-Saft, is the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) is a partnership, formed in 1991, between DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors, to sponsor development of advanced high-performance batteries for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications. USABC defines and conducts pre-competitive, vehicle-related research and development (R&D) in advanced battery technology.The research and development carried out by the USABC is an integral part of the DOE’s effort to develop advanced transportation technologies that will significantly improve fuel economy, comply with projected emissions and safety regulations, and use domestically produced fuels. A major goal of this program is to promote long-term R&D within the domestic battery industry.A further goal of this program is to maintain a consortium that engages the battery manufacturers with the automobile manufacturers and other key stakeholders, universities, the National Laboratories, and manufacturers and developers that supply critical materials and components to the battery industry.

gold sponsors
Invest Sweden connects you with the best business opportunities in Sweden
Invest Sweden is the government agency responsible for promoting business and investment opportunities in Sweden. If you are planning to establish, expand or partner your company in Sweden our experienced business advisors can provide information and assistance throughout the entire investment process. Our services are free of charge.

Swedish Energy Agency
Swedish Energy Agency - For a smarter energy system The Swedish Energy Agency’s mission is the development of a secure, efficient and sustainable energy system. We promote research and development of renewable and efficient energy technology and support new business ideas within CleanTech energy. We also encourage Swedish households and companies to adopt a smarter use of energy.

Maccor, Inc.
Maccor Inc. was the pioneer, and is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of Automated Test Systems adaptable to a wide range of products (i.e. batteries, super-capacitors, fuel cells, etc.) and battery chemistries. The founders of Maccor designed and built their first computer based test system in 1983. Maccor’s range of equipment not only provides standard discharge and cycle testing but is capable of sophisticated pulse testing, together with high-speed data acquisition and interface with smart battery packs. In addition, cyclic voltammetry, 3-electrode, and AC Impedance experiments can be performed. Maccor also supplies cell formation equipment for a variety of cell formats and sizes. Today Maccor has over 1,700 systems in more than 40 countries with local sales and customer support services available in many areas.

MEGTEC Systems, Inc
MEGTEC Systems is a global turnkey supplier of custom single-side or simultaneous two-side coating and drying and environmental solutions for applications such as lithium-ion battery electrodes, photovoltaic cells, battery separators, solar films, membranes, clean room processes, and many more. MEGTEC’s capabilities include complete solutions for the production of advanced web-based materials including raw material handling, coating/slurry mixing and fluid delivery, web handling, coating and drying, solvent recovery and purification, calendaring and slitting.
MEGTEC’s R&D center located in its De Pere, Wisconsin, USA facility offers customers the ability to test, develop and improve processes by evaluating system variables and components. The pilot line includes mixing capabilities for preparation of slurry mixtures, multiple coating methods, 3-zone dryer for a wide range of substrates and tensions, plasma treater for foil substrates, and on-line coating thickness measurement and tracking.
MEGTEC also offers a simple, easy-to-use coating line designed for short production runs, developed specifically for companies who are involved in the development and testing of lithium-ion battery and other advanced battery coating formulations.
In addition, MEGTEC offers a complete range of pollution control equipment consisting of oxidizers and solvent recovery systems. MEGTEC offers proprietary systems for high efficiency removal and recovery, dehydration and purification of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and N-Ethylpyrrolidone (NEP) from coating lines exhaust air streams in the lithium-ion battery manufacturing process.
Contact:Jim Nennig, +1-800-558-5535 or +1-920-337-1529 or by emailing info@megtec.com, Find out more about MEGTEC at www.megtec.com

Noritake - DJA - Daiichi Jitsugyo (America), Inc.
Noritake Company Limited is a leading manufacturer of LIB material calcination and electrode drying processes.For calcination, we provide optimal design (inclusive of material) continuous kiln ovens – RHK and RK.We also offer heat resistant items for LIB, and contamination-proof auto powder processing solutions.For drying, we provide coater dryer systems as well as vacuum furnaces for final drying implementing state-of-the-art technology to drastically reduce process time.We also offer low-cost development ovens for scale-up.Our ability to provide clients with a wealth of experience – this makes us stand out from the rest.
DJA - Daiichi Jitsugyo (America), Inc.
"Innovating Energy Equipment Technology for Tomorrow”
Daiichi Jitsugyo (America), Inc. (DJA) is an equipment solutions, consulting, and field service provider – a part of the DJK Global group.In April 2010, DJA created the Energy Equipment Solutions Division to focus on providing manufacturing equipment for the material, electrode, and cell assembly processes of rechargeable battery production.We maintain strategic partnerships with manufacturers that have equipment installation experience in mass production battery facilities within Asia and North America.DJA provides clients with optimal solutions for planning, organizing, managing, transporting, and after-servicing of prototype or mass production plans.
Come visit our booth to meet our key partner manufacturers:Noritake Co., Limited – specializing in Various Kilns for anode and cathode thermal processes as well as Vacuum Drying Oven for final drying of electrodes.Inoue Manufacturing, Inc. – revolutionary Tri-Mix system for dispersion mixing of miniscule active materials.Toyo Hitec Co., Ltd. – total plant engineering provider for contamination-less powder transportation.Soft Energy Controls Inc. – 70%+ AC regenerative Formation Equipment for battery cell final test.
Our goal is to provide you equipment technology to match and exceed your expectations.Please feel free to ask us how we could assist you.

TOYO HITEC CO., LTD. is a plant engineering company which has engaged with powder processing plants for 46 years and rechargeable battery plants for 10+ years. In Japan, we have engineered more than 200 plants for rechargeable batteries alone. We are proud of being No. 1 in the Japan industry in terms of experience. When constructing powder processing plants, it is said that "detailed design" and "scale-up" are difficult. We conduct verification experiments with equipment sizing roughly the same as actual production scale. As a result, we can offer an optimal specification to our clients.

silver sponsors
Arbin Instruments
Arbin Instruments is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of energy-related testing equipment. Combining the global talents of electrochemists, expert electronic and software engineers, and an exceptional customer support staff, Arbin Instruments has revolutionized the automated testing instrumentation market. We offer standard and customized testing solutions for a wide variety of energy-storage devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. Arbin’s focus is exceptional quality, performance, and reliability. Our instruments provide scientists and engineers a tool for performing R&D, quality control, production, and characterization in various markets including Hybrid Electric Vehicles, medical, telecom, military, alternative energy, space, consumer products and others.

BASF The Chemical Company
Chemetall, a part of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., is a global specialty chemicals company. The Lithium Division of Chemetall is the world's leading supplier of a broad range of lithium based compounds and provides the battery industry with a range of lithium metals and salts for a variety of battery applications. Chemetall Lithium hasmanufacturing facilities in the United States, Chile, Germany, and Taiwan.Chemetall is the only lithium producer with two operating lithium resources, located in Chile and the United States.

CPreme® Graphite
CPreme® Graphite is part of ConocoPhillips, a Fortune-10 integrated petroleum company with operations throughout the world.The company produces ~60 million tons of petroleum carbon worldwide (~3% of crude oils), and is the leading supplier of specialty coke products with a core competency in carbon and carbon upgrading technology. CPreme® Graphite products were conceived through ConocoPhillips’ core carbon proficiency, coupled with its commitment to developing breakthrough technologies to support the energy needs of the future. CPreme® Graphite is a high power anode material that meets the challenge of high rate lithium-ion battery applications, including power tools, aerospace and hybrid-electric and electric vehicles. The products are manufactured from selected and optimized coke feedstock and produced using a proprietary process. CPreme® Graphite technology controls particle size, composition, and morphology and incorporates a proprietary coating procedure.The resulting graphite has demonstrated superior safety, rate capability and cycle-life performance.

Digatron/Firing Circuits
Digatron/Firing Circuits with factories in the United States, Germany and China is a leading manufacturer of computer controlled formation and test systems offering the industry a unique single source for custom systems used in R&D, Quality Control and Production environments. Digatron/Firing Circuits provides an extensive range of products including: Formation Charging Systems, Cycle-Life Testers, Laboratory and Production High Rate Discharge Testers, High-Speed Pulse Testers, Super-Capacitor Testers, Fuel Cell and Stack Testers, Pilot and Large-Scale Formation/Grading Systems for large format Li cells, Hybrid & EV high-voltage battery pack test systems and Battery Simulators. All systems are controlled using Digatron/Firing Circuits' powerful software applications.
Contact: Digatron/Firing Circuits, 230 Long Hill Cross Road, Shelton, CT USA 06484, 203-446-8000, info@firing-circuits.comrxqqdrrxrcubxfwcwesyew

EiG America, Inc.
Energy Innovation Group (EIG) is a high volume ISO/TS16949 manufacturer of leading performance large format lithium ion polymer battery solutions and has been manufacturing lithium ion batteries since 1997 under its previous ownership.EIG’s prismatic products are offered in multiple chemistries and integrated electronic battery management systems that provide safe and economically optimized solutions for the transportation, industrial, military, energy, and other global markets.Located in San Jose, California, EIG America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EIG Ltd.To learn more about EIG, please visit www.eigbattery.com

Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology International
First published in 1995, and now sent twice a year to over 30,000 key specifiers and decision-makers throughout the global OE electric drive industry, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International is firmly established as the world’s leading international showcase for technology and innovation in electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle www.ukipme.com/mag_electric.htm

Freudenberg and NOK Group Companies
Freudenberg and NOK Group Companies provides a host of products spanning industries from Automotive, Semi Conductor, Aerospace, Renewable Energies, General Industry,Medical, Fuel Cells and Batteries. Globally positioned in the Americas, Europe, and Asian Pacific markets, Freudenberg & NOK companies have access to a vast array of expertise to provide solutions across various industries, including the emerging vehicle electrification industry. This includes polymers, flexible printed circuits, electronics, and heat distribution. Freudenberg and NOK group companies provide highly engineered products capable of performing over a broad range of temperatures and environments, without compromising product performance. Products typical to the vehicle electrification industry include, but are not limited to; battery pack gaskets, battery pack vents, battery separators, sensors, actuators, flexible printed circuits with integrated electronics and bus bar systems. Freudenberg & NOK companies also offer a systems engineering approach that complement each others technologies.

Gold Peak Industries
Established in 1964, Gold Peak is a multi-national, publicly traded battery manufacturer with North America headquarters in San Diego, California.
GoldPeak (GP Batteries) manufacturers a wide range of battery cells and battery systems for many applications including electric vehicles.
Chemistries include:
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate(LiFePO4)
  • Lithium Manganese Oxide (LiMn2O4)
  • Lithium Ion(Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
  • Thin Metal Film Lead Acid
  • Primary batteries (alkaline, silver oxide, lithium)
Gold Peak has been producing NiMH EV batteries since 1993 under license from Ovonic, and recently introduced our large format LiFePO4 prismatic cells.Gold Peak is ISO/TS 16949 accredited.
Resident engineers in our San Diego, CA headquarters are available for battery system design and development assistance. www.gpina.com

Hitachi Vehicle Energy
Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd. is a group company of Hitachi Ltd. established in 2004, incorporated for the purpose of mainly developing and producing lithium-ion batteries which are important for the next generationcar like Hybrid car and Plug-in Hybrid car then contributes to the growth of the environment oriented society.

NRW.INVEST (NORTH AMERICA) LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRW.INVEST GmbH, informs companies in North America (USA and Canada) about the business location of North Rhine-Westphalia, its environment and investment climate, as well as about legal and social conditions, towns, cities and locations, industries, and market opportunities. It identifies North American firms interest in settling and advises them as they make their move to North Rhine-Westphalia. Today North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is one of the most important automotive locations in Europe. With 18 million people it is both the most populous and the most densely populated federal state in Germany. With some 2,200 kilometers of expressways and 17,000 kilometers of highways and state roads NRW thus possesses one of the densest road networks on the European continent. The expertise in the automotive industry and the excellent energy technology knowhow present in NRW provide ideal conditions for innovative solutions in the field of electric mobility. Invest in electric mobility! NRW has a wide variety of possibilities to offer.
Contact Number: 312-629-7500
Website: www.nrwinvest.com
Email: info@nrwinvestllc.com

Phostech Lithium
Invest in Saxony Anhalt
Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt (IMG) is the business location and marketing agency of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. IMG staff provides all services related to new business sites and investment projects. In addition, we are marketing Saxony-Anhalt both nationally and internationally as a place to do business. Our services are free of charge.

Scientific Climate Systems
Scientific Climate Systems, Ltd. is a custom manufacturer of Low Humidity Dry Rooms for the research and manufacturing of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Hybrid Vehicles.SCS Dry Rooms are designed to maintain less than -40 degrees C dew point and with dry supply air direct distribution to critical workstations at -55°C to -65°C dew point.Dry Rooms can be configured to meet processing requirements with pass-thru openings, cart airlocks and personnel access airlocks.Separate areas for coater equipment can be integrated to provide easy access and product flow.Vapor tight insulated panel enclosures ensure uniform and stable temperature and humidity conditions.Clean room requirements can be implemented for class 100 to class 100,000 specifications.With over 40 years of experience and 200 + Lithium-Ion Battery Dry Rooms installed worldwide, Scientific Climate Systems staff of project engineers and field technicians are capable of designing and constructing complex Dry Room arrangements to satisfy any requirement.Visit our website @ www.dryrooms.com

TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon
TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon is the world leader in high tech, high performance solutions based on high quality graphite and carbons. We have a strong tradition and history in carbon manufacturing with our first manufacturing operation founded way back in 1908.
TIMCAL is committed to produce and market highly specialized, environmentally friendly carbon-based materials for a variety of industrial fields. One of these fields is the battery market (including mainly Alkaline batteries, Lithium-ion batteries, Zinc-carbon batteries, Fuel cells, Supercapacitors and Can Coating dispersions) where TIMCAL Ltd. is recognized as an innovative and a leading supplier of various carbon materials.
TIMCAL Graphite & Carbon is a member of IMERYS, a world leader in adding value to minerals.
For more information visit our web page: www.timcal.com

Hitachi Metals Group
Hodess Construction Corporation
With over 35 years of experience, Hodess Construction Corporation is known as a leader in advanced technology and cleanroom construction across the eastern United States. We at Hodess Construction, design and build cleanrooms for industries such as Nanotechnology, Defense, Microelectronics, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Medical Device companies. Hodess has also established the standard for successful Design and Construction of Dry Rooms and Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing Facilities in the United States.

Linear Technology: Multicell Battery Stack Monitor
Linear Technology's family of multicell, high voltage battery stack monitors are complete battery monitoring ICs that include 12-bit ADCs, precision voltage references, a high voltage input multiplexer and a serial interface.Parts can be connected in series, without optocouplers or isolators, to allow the monitoring of every cell in a long string of series-connected batteries.
Applications include electric and hybrid electric vehicles, high power portable equipment, backup battery systems and high voltage data acquisition systems.

Mobile Power Solutions
Mobile Power Solutions is an independent cell and battery laboratory that provides best in class safety and performance testing. Whatever your R&D requirements, we provide accurate and timely service in a full range of testing capabilities including: custom, application specific, power management/safety circuit testing; as well as cell and battery failure analysis. www.mobilepowersolutions.com
Mobile Power Solutions is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited. Testing services include IEC 62133, SAE, UL 1642, UL 2054, RTCA DO-227/TSO-C142a, RTCA DO-311, ANSI C18.1M and ANSI C18.3M.

Premier Dies Corporation
Premier Dies Corporation, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of slot die coating systems (single and multi-layer slot dies, die stations, fluid delivery systems, vacuum box systems, and auxiliary equipment) has moved to the next technical level of service by purchasing a complete coating line.This coating line will help our customers develop their slot die process and products at our location in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.A "Mobile Coating System" is available for coating trials at a customer location.We also supply flat extrusion and co-extrusion dies for polymer film, sheet, strand palletizing applications, co-extrusion blocks, adapter piping, die carts etc. along with rework services for all slot coating and extrusion type dies.
Key Contact for Sales Inquiries:
Name: Robert Shakal
Vice President
Phone: (715) 723-0513 Ext #12
Fax: (715) 723-0530
Email: rshakal@premierdies.com
Web Site: www.premierdies.com

Seal Methods Inc.
SMI is a premier manufacturer of custom designed shapes, gaskets, seals, and precision die cuts.For over 30 years, we have supplied the Automotive OEM, Battery and Aftermarket industries. We have earned a reputation as being one of the most capable and competent manufacturers in the world.From simple foam gaskets to intricate multi-layer products, SMI can provide components within your specification.SMI partners with the finest raw material manufacturers in the world.This enables us to offer you the widest possible range of alternative materials at very competitive prices.The raw materials we have access to are limitless.Our design team helps you to select the right material for your specifications and application requirements.
We supply finished components made from:
Gasket Materials
Metal Foils
Woven and Non-Wovens
      Solid Elastomers
Thermal and Barrier materials
And many, many more……….
Some of our Parts are used for:
  Vibration damping
Sealing & Gasketing
Electrical Isolation
And much, much more……
  Thermal Management

Seal Methods Inc. - 11915 Shoemaker Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 - 800-423-4777
Tyco Electronics
The global trend towards hybrid and alternative powered vehicles demands technology-driven solutions for energy distribution. Tyco Electronics is a leader in next-generation transportation technologies and products for hybrid and alternative powered vehicles. Our broad range of capabilities, concepts and products make us an ideal source for complex systems engineered for hybrid and alternative powered vehicles.

Wildcat Discovery Technologies
WILDCAT DISCOVERY TECHNOLOGIES is involved in the high throughput discovery and development of new materials for rechargeable and primary batteries.Wildcat scientists use proprietary high throughput equipment and advanced electrochemical assays to accelerate breakthrough battery materials discoveries.At present, Wildcat can synthesize and test over 1,500 unique battery material compositions in half, full or three electrode cells every week.All materials are synthesized in bulk form, formulated into electrodes, assembled into cells and then tested in actual batteries.This massively parallel approach in real devices is unique in the world and allows Wildcat to evaluate thousands of new cathode, anode, electrolyte, and formulation combinations.As a result, Wildcat is accelerating its corporate partners' quest to dramatically improve battery performance and reduce related costs.
Website: www.wildcatdiscovery.com
Email: jjacobs@wildcatdiscovery.com
Phone: 858-550-1980 x114