Afternoon Tutorial | 15:00 - 17:00

TUT1: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain and Main Trends 2018-2028 - Detailed Agenda
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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: Cell Engineering – How Battery Calorimetry Can Aid Battery Research - Detailed Agenda
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This tutorial will discuss the role of calorimetry when it comes to battery research and the benefits of battery calorimetry. Quantitative measurement of thermal data, such as Quasiadiabatic Cycling and Isoperibolic Cycling will be covered as well as abuse tests in the field of battery calorimeters including the HWS test.
Carlos Ziebert, Head of the Calorimeter Center, Thermophysics and Thermodynamics Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Concurrent Dinner Tutorials | 18:30 - 20:30

TUT4: Managing and Understanding the Risks of Li-Ion Battery Safety - Detailed Agenda

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A wide variety of stresses and abuses of Li-ion cells can result in safety events involving significant, and sometimes even violent, energy release and thermal runaway. This tutorial provides a framework for a better understanding of how these safety events occur, how lithium-ion batteries respond to various stresses/abuses, how various stresses can lead to thermal runaway, and why differing 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 important differences of various types of safety-related failures. A systematic understanding of similarities and differences between most types of stresses helps provide important perspective regarding management of Li-ion battery safety, as well as appropriate safety testing.
Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives LLC

TUT5: Lithium-Ion Cell Design - Detailed Agenda

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This tutorial provides an overview of lithium-ion cell design. Common cell designs are discussed with emphasis on pros and cons including safety aspects. Major cell chemistries (NCA, NCM532, NCM622, NCM811 versus graphite or graphite/silicon lends) are considered in terms of energy density. Cell components (positives, negatives, electrolytes, separators, collectors, packages) are covered as well as design principles (porous electrodes, tab effect, balancing, porous electrode design) and approaches for analyzing aging and abuse.
Bob Spotnitz, PhD, President, Battery Design LLC

TUT6: Materials for Next-Generation Batteries - Detailed Agenda

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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 - Detailed Agenda

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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

Tuesday, 14 January

Concurrent Dinner Tutorials | 18:00 - 20:00

TUT8: Lithium-Ion Battery Raw Materials Markets: Supply and Demand Outlook and Pricing Evolution - Detailed Agenda

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This tutorial analyzes how the lithium, cobalt, and nickel supply chains need to develop to keep up with the rapid growth in demand for lithium-ion batteries for use in electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage systems (ESS). The market is already growing at a rapid rate, and that is before EVs and ESSs have become mainstream. As they become mainstream, the upstream supply chain will struggle to keep up with year-after-year of extremely high-demand growth. What is more, as the lithium and cobalt markets grow from relatively small niche markets to mainstream markets that multinational industries rely on to feed the electrification era, the supply chain is going to need the benefit of a global pricing system that will facilitate investment in new supply and the flow of battery raw materials through the supply chain. Fastmarkets’s experience in price reporting and long history of working with futures exchanges will provide insight into how this is likely to unfold.
William Adams, Head of Battery Research, Fastmarkets Research

TUT9: Li-Ion Cell Design and Manufacturing: Processes, Equipment and Quality Control - Detailed Agenda

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This tutorial will begin with an overview of Li-ion cell design for performance and manufacturability, including contrasting the performance and characteristics of commonly used materials. The tutorial will then lead into a detailed review of Li-ion cell manufacturing from incoming raw materials through final cell formation, aging and shipment. Manufacturing processes, equipment and production line costs will be contrasted for cylindrical, prismatic and pouch cells. Samples of commonly used cell components will be displayed. Quality control procedures will be described for each step of the cell manufacturing process, including a discussion on how to optimize cell performance, yields and safety. Attendees can expect to leave this tutorial with an understanding of how commercial Li-ion cells are designed and produced.
James Kaschmitter, CEO, SpectraPower

TUT10: Fast Charging - Detailed Agenda

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This tutorial will cover fast-charging strategies. How to use physical battery models to assess anode potential and decrease lithium plating will be discussed. Different models will be compared and contrasted, and you will learn how to “reality check” these strategies to figure out which will work best on real cells and predict how they will perform and age as well as how long it will take them to charge.
Michael Schönleber, PhD, CTO, Batemo GmbH

TUT11: Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Validation - Detailed Agenda

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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 tutorial 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.

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