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AABC 2015. Sponsors

signature sponsor

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

host sponsor

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com

keystone sponsor

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's lead agency for business development, economic growth and the Pure Michigan brand.  MEDC is partnering with the exhibitors listed below in the Michigan Pavilion, Booth 21.

Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles. Its 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers. Through its innovations the company is building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles. Johnson Controls was the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles. The company's commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.

diamond sponsors

AVL North America
AVL is the world’s largest privately owned and independent company for the development of gasoline, diesel, alternative fuel, electric and hybrid powertrain systems. The company offers combined solutions of powertrain engineering, simulation software, testing and instrumentation systems. AVL’s North American Headquarters is located in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan, with technical centers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Madison, Wisconsin and Lake Forest, California.

A123 Systems
A123 Systems LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for transportation, electric grid and lead-acid replacement applications. The company’s proprietary Nanophosphate® lithium iron phosphate technology is built on novel nanoscale materials initially developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is designed to deliver high power and energy density, increased safety and extended life. A123 leverages breakthrough technology and expert systems integration capabilities to deliver innovative solutions that enable customers to bring next-generation products to market. For more information, please visit www.a123systems.com.

platinum sponsors

Honda Motor Company
Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is working to help advance technologies that can help address society's environmental and energy concerns. Honda’s 'portfolio' approach encompasses viable alternatives to petroleum, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles, natural gas-powered and more fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicles, together with the expanded deployment of affordable hybrids.
Honda has been leading the development of new electromotive technologies, including the first EV leases in California (1997 Honda EV Plus), the retail introduction of America's first hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. (2002 Honda FCX) and four generations of the Civic Natural Gas (first introduced in 1998). In 2012, Honda began leasing the EPA-rated 118 MPGe Fit EV electric vehicle, followed by the EPA-rated 115 MPGe Accord Plug-In in January of 2013.
The USABC seeks to promote long-term R&D within the domestic electrochemical energy storage (EES) industry and to maintain a consortium that engages automobile manufacturers, EES manufacturers, the National Laboratories, universities, and other key stakeholders.

gold sponsor

Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 194,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com

Maccor, Inc.
Maccor Inc. was the pioneer, and is the world’s largest commercial manufacturer of automated test systems for a wide range of energy storage devices (i.e. batteries, capacitors, fuel cells, etc.) and device chemistries. In addition to standard cycling, drive cycle tests (i.e. FUDS, HPPC, US06 Drive Profile, etc.), sophisticated electrochemical experiments (i.e. cyclic voltametry, GITT Testing, PITT Testing, etc.), and high-speed pulse testing Maccor systems can perform impedance spectroscopy experiments in conjunction with a Solartron Analytical or Princeton Applied Research frequency response analyzer as well as temperature cycling experiments in conjunction with a Maccor temperature chamber. Then test systems can also be configured with optional SMB and CAN communication hardware to allow interfacing with battery BMS systems. Maccor also supplies cell formation equipment for a variety of cell formats and sizes. Today Maccor has over 1,700 systems in more than 50 countries with local sales and customer support services available in many areas.

Toyo System Co., LTD.
TOYO SYSTEM provides the indispensable performance and safety evaluation equipment for the R&D of the secondary batteries widely used in mobile IT devices up to Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage Systems. Toyo System - The industry leader in Battery Testing with more than 25 years of experience and a client list that includes the largest lithium Ion battery manufacturers and users in the world. Toyo System USA supplies highly accurate and reliable Battery Charge/Discharge testing systems (Brand name: TOSCAT series) and Battery Manufacturing & Safety test facilities (Brand name: TOSMAC series) and Battery Testing Services (BTS) in Columbus, Ohio. We are serving the world through expertise in energy and providing support for those who try to protect the environment.

silver sponsors

Arbin Instruments
Arbin is the leading global supplier of multi-channeled potentiostat/galvanostat testing systems for every energy storage device application. This includes materials research, batteries, capacitors, x-EVs, flow batteries, fuel cells and humidifiers. We cover applications ranging from nano-amps up to thousands of amps. Arbin is a multi-million dollar corporation nestled in the heart of Texas with thousands of systems in operation in over 50 countries.
Our success is due to the advanced product features we provide and have often pioneered, the knowledge and service provided by our team, and the extraordinary goals established by management that place a strong emphasis on R&D. Arbin balances innovation and experience with the flexibility to always take on new challenges, and in recent years has partnered with fellow industry leaders for ARPA research projects. All of these aspects combined set us apart from competitors and drive our continued growth and improvement.

COMSOL provides simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities through 21 offices and a distributor network throughout the world. Its flagship products, COMSOL Multiphysics® and COMSOL Server™, are software environments for modeling and simulating any physics-based system and for building and distributing applications. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics simulation with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market.
Midtronics, Inc.
Midtronics is a worldwide leader and provider of vehicle battery testing and management products and services. Founded in 1984, Midtronics remains singularly focused on battery management innovation. Midtronics holds a significant portfolio of patents and other intellectual property that are at the heart of new products and technologies for effective battery management. The company is committed to continue advancing the standard in its industry, supplying customers with custom battery management solutions that meet evolving needs, including those related to hybrid, electric and other new vehicle systems.
For more information, visit www.midtronics.com/transportation.
Twitter: @Midtronics

media partners

Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd. is a leading company in the field of power sources knowledge. The company provides a comprehensive collection of power sources, knowledge, tools, and services:
  • Consulting services
  • Market research reports
  • Batteries , Fuel cells and EV seminars and conferences
  • Batteries, FC & EV Weekly newsletter
  • Energy Sources On-Line web DataBase (batteries, fuel cells, capacitors and more...)
  • Power sources solutions
  • Representing Energy Storage testing and research equipment companies in Israel
Contact Details:
Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
10 Mazal Arie st., Hod-Hasharon 45309, Israel
Homepage: www.sdle.co.il, www.batteriesdatabase.com
E-mail: shmuel@sdle.co.il
Tel/Fax: +972-77-5010792

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. BNEF has 200 staff based in 14 offices around the world. BNEF’s sectoral products provide financial, economic and policy analysis, as well as news and the world’s most comprehensive database of assets, investments, companies and equipment in the clean energy space. BNEF’s regional products provide a comprehensive view on the transformation of the energy system by region. For more information: www.about.bnef.com
Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine
CHARGED Electric Vehicles is the acclaimed B2B EV Industry magazine, website and newsletter dedicated to bringing the EV industry to primetime. Each issue features vehicle and company profiles, battery and technology news, big picture analysis – covering government, utilities, fleet, energy, and more. Charged subscribers are key decision makers throughout the electric vehicle industry: from small start-ups to the biggest automakers, design firms to Tier One suppliers, fleet managers, energy suppliers, policy makers, government officials, and academia. The Vehicles, The Tech, The Infrastructure. www.chargedevs.com. EVs are here. Try to keep up.
Inter Battery
InterBattery is Korea's only trade show for the secondary-cell and rechargeable battery industry.  InterBattery aims to expand and develop the global battery industry - encompassing everything from small mobile products to a large market of energy solutions and automobiles.
  • The Korea Battery Industry Association aims at raising public awareness of the battery industry while developing the sector’s international competitiveness.
  • Coex is Korea’s leading events venue and convention and exhibition organizer, with over 20 years’ experience in the global MICE industry leveling in various fields, offering diversified solutions to efforts in efficient use of energy.
National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries

NAATBatt International is dedicated to promoting the innovation, development and commercial deployment of advanced electrochemical energy storage technology worldwide.  NAATBatt’s activities center on facilitating communication and collaboration among the needed groups to develop and bring new electrochemical energy storage technologies to market:  Manufacturers, Material Suppliers, Testing / Test Equipment, End Users, Research Capital and Governments.
NAATBatt membership provides companies with an unprecedented opportunity to meet and network with other companies in the advanced battery industry including but not limited to leading suppliers, customers, capital providers, installers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers.
NAATBatt also serves as the voice of industry with Education, Standards, and KiloFarad Committees dedicated to educational programming, coordination of standards, and promotion of ultra-capacitor technology worldwide, respectively.

New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium was created in 2010 to position New York State as a global leader in energy storage technology and applications in transportation, grid storage, and power electronics. NY-BEST currently has more than 150 member organizations. The Consortium's membership is diverse and includes manufacturers, academic institutions, utilities, technology and materials developers, start-ups, government entities, engineering firms, systems integrators, and end-users.NY-BEST serves as an expert resource and important connector for energy storage-related companies and organizations seeking assistance to grow their businesses in New York State. This includes access to financing, research capabilities, potential partners, technology developers, manufacturers, and other private sector and government resources.