Tutorials*  (Tutorials take place at the Hilton Hotel)

Make the most of your time in Strasbourg! Maximize your educational and networking opportunities by adding on interactive, hands-on tutorials. Covering some of the hottest topics in the field, these tutorials are taught by leading researchers from industry and academia. They allow for one-on-one interaction, and provide a great way to explain more technical aspects that would otherwise not be covered during our main presentations. * separate registration required for tutorials


Afternoon Tutorial | 15:00 - 17:00

TUT1: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain and Main Trends 2018-2028

This tutorial will present the 10-year automotive market forecasts from Avicenne and other analysts (micro|Hybrid|P-HEV|EV). Other coverage will include car makers’ strategies and advanced energy storage (advanced lead acid|supercap|NiMH|LIB). Additionally, LIB design for P-HEV & EV markets (cylindrical, prismatic, pouch|wounded, stacked, Z fold cells) and LIB cell, module & pack cost structure 2018-2028 will be discussed.
Christophe Pillot, PhD, Battery Survey Manager, Avicenne Energy, France

Concurrent Dinner Tutorials | 18:00 - 20:00

TUT2: Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs

This tutorial will give an overview of battery systems design. An overall product development process will be discussed for a typical system. Design aspects of each individual subsystem will be explored with cost impacts of different design choices. Testing, validation and designing for safety will be other key areas of discussion.
Kevin Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting

TUT3: Managing and Understanding the Risks of Li-Ion Battery Safety

A wide variety of stresses and abuses of Li-ion cells can result in safety events involving significant, even violent energy release and thermal runaway. This tutorial provides a framework for a better understanding of how these events occur, how lithium-ion batteries respond to various stresses/abuses, how various stresses can lead to thermal runaway and why these stresses produce challenges to assessment of safety characteristics of Li-ion cells. For major types of stress/abuse, a flow chart identifying key process steps and characteristics of cell response helps provide important insights regarding similarities and differences of various types of safety-related failures. A systematic understanding of similarities and differences of most types of stresses helps provide perspective regarding management of Li-ion battery safety as well as appropriate safety testing.
Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives LLC


Concurrent Dinner Tutorials | 18:30 - 20:30

TUT4: Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Validation

Batteries have become daily use components for many applications. New growing segments like EV and Grid storage batteries extend the traditional ordinary battery applications. In the race for energy density, we shouldn’t forget the safety - as an example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery safety case. Unfortunately, we face daily safety events with injuries and severe damage. This workshop focuses on portable, stationary and automotive battery safety along the battery cycle life (acceptance, testing, assembly, use, transportation and disposal). The training incorporates Shmuel De-Leon’s and other experiences on battery safety representing over 26 years of work in the field. The motivation behind the training is to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to safely handle the batteries in their organization and to support reduction in safety events.
Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

TUT5: Lithium-Ion Cell Design

This tutorial covers lithium-ion cell design with a focus on xEVs. The major topics discussed are 1) How the choice of active material affects electrode design including new materials like silicon, 2) The critical role of electrolyte formulations, 3) Cell design for safety, and 4) Optimizing cell design for cost and performance.
Bob Spotnitz, PhD, President, Battery Design LLC

TUT6: Materials for Next Generation Batteries

This tutorial will cover the materials and performance challenges for next generation batteries for electric vehicles, the electricity grid and electric flight. The needs and use cases for storage in these three applications will be analyzed. The possibilities for advanced lithium-ion batteries with lithium metal anodes and solid-state electrolytes, for beyond lithium-ion batteries including lithium-sulfur and lithium-oxygen conversion cathodes and multivalent intercalation batteries with magnesium, calcium and zinc anodes for vehicles will be presented. Redox-active polymer (”redoxmer”) batteries for the electricity grid will be discussed. Lithium and magnesium anodes, wide electrochemical window electrolytes and high voltage cathodes will receive special attention. New discovery approaches based on materials simulation and statistical learning will be discussed.
George Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory & Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

TUT7: Solid-State Batteries – Solid Electrolytes, Electrode Interfaces and Full Cells

This tutorial will give an overview on the status of solid-state battery development. The scientific basis for solid-state batteries will be explained in detail. The different types of solid electrolytes (oxides, sulfides, polymers) will be introduced, and recent trends will be highlighted.
Jürgen Janek, PhD, Professor, Director, Center of Materials Research, Justus-Liebig University & BELLA, Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Dinner Tutorial | 18:30 - 20:30

TUT8: Lithium-Ion Battery Raw Materials Markets

This tutorial will present 10-year forecasts from Roskill on: Automotive, ESS, power & motive and portable electronics demand for advanced batteries; trends in active materials (cathode, anode, electrolyte); outlook for supply, demand and prices of key battery raw materials (lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, graphite +/- alumina, fluorochemicals, copper and aluminium); supply chain developments, corporate linkages and investment; and, emerging/future technology shifts and material requirement changes.
Robert Baylis, Managing Director & Principal Consultant, Battery Raw Materials, Roskill Information Services
Jose Lazuen, Senior Analyst, EV, Battery & Supply Chain, Roskill Information Services
Nessa Zhang, Senior Analyst, Cathode and Raw Materials, Roskill Information Services

* Separate registration required