2021 Archived Content

xEV Battery Technology, Application, and Market Conference

20 - 21 January 2021 ALL TIMES CET

With the significant expansion of vehicle electrification across the globe, automakers are scrambling to develop the vehicles that will not only meet the upcoming stringent emission regulations, but also attract customers and provide viable financial return. In addition, to meet the automakers requirements, the industry must deliver on lower costs, higher energy densities, fast charging, as well as safety and durability. This conference will address the trends, challenges and opportunities that will drive future growth and how the key players are achieving success.

Wednesday, 20 January

13:05 Session Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION

13:35 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Panasonic Energy – A Gigafactory Update

Celina Mikolajczak, Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering, QuantumScape

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is the division of Panasonic that produces lithium-ion cells at the Gigafactory in Sparks, NV.  I will provide an update on PENA's status and completed milestones.


13:55 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Critical Raw Materials in The Battery Raw Material Supply Chain - Current Themes and Future Thinking

Alison Saxby, Managing Director, Roskill

Many battery supply chain materials are deemed critical by governments, but their definitions and approaches vary from stimulus to safeguarding, trade distortion, to research and development. A number of levers are being deployed.  This presentation will review these approaches and what they could mean in the context of new policies and plans for critical raw materials in the battery supply chain.

14:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Chinese xEV Market: Vehicle, Battery and Materials Impact

Mark H.L. Lu, PhD, Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute

Although COVID-19 continues to affect the global electric vehicle market, Chinese NEV market has gradually returned to growth pace due to the extension of the subsidy policy and the continuous implementation of the originally planned stimulus. It is expected that in 2020, battery demand will be maintained same scale as in 2019. This report will discuss possible changes in Chinese xEV battery market and technology trends by 2025.

14:35 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

Electrification at Opel – From BEV and PHEV

Roland Matthe, Technical Fellow, Global Battery Systems; Manager, Electrical Architecture, Opel Automobile GmbH
14:55 Session Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

xEV BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

15:15

The Pursuit of Increasing Energy Density and Its Implications for Battery Safety

Benedikt Friess, Research Scientist and Engineer, Daimler AG

This presentation will provide an overview on state-of-the-art and future battery cell technologiesand well as critical analysis of opportunities and disadvantages of upcoming cell technologies.In addition, concepts for maintaining a high-safety level at high energy densitiesand the presentation of in-house thermal propagation study will be discussed.

15:35

Solid-State Batteries for xEV Applications – An Academic and Industrial Perspective

Ulderico Ulissi, PhD, Battery Research Engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering, Nissan Technical Center Europe

Cells chemistries based on Solid-State Electrolytes (SSE) can be characterised by improved safety and a wide temperature stability/working range, and potentially lead to low cost and high energy Electrochemical Energy Storage (EES) systems. In this perspective presentation, Nissan, in partnership with a leading university, will discuss the state-of-the-art in research, and some of the challenges and opportunities toward large scale production for xEV application.

Tal Sholklapper, PhD, CEO and Co-founder, Voltaiq

Battery cell faults dominated the news in 2020 triggering recalls and costing billions in replacement costs, fines, lawsuits and collateral brand damage. The timing couldn’t have been worse. Just as OEMs were pledging huge investments to transition away from ICE’s, consumers were being told not to park their car in the garage for fear they’d explode. It’s time for OEMs to get proactive about battery QA. In our talk, we review how a comprehensive, data-analytics approach to qualification, production and after-sales can help OEMs and suppliers maximize battery reliability, safety and lifespan.

16:15 Session Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall
16:35

Discoveries and Understanding of Materials and Cell Chemistry for xEV Batteries

Rong Hao, Manager of Materials Technology Department, BYD Lithium Battery Co. Ltd.

Materials and cell chemistry are the fundamental for xEV batteries. FinDream Battery Co Ltd. (former BYD Lithium Battery Co. Ltd.) puts a significant amount of research efforts at materials and cell chemistry level, and consequently has acquired adequate understanding towards their application in xEV batteries. In this talk, we would like to share examples of our research and discoveries, and discuss our understanding on the mechanism behind.

16:55

Glimpses into BEV Batteries on the Market – AVL Series Battery Benchmarking

Wenzel Prochazka, Senior Product Manager, Battery Systems, AVL List GmbH

AVL’s series battery benchmarking program provides a database for objective comparison in technical attributes, as well as in engineering methodology, for BEV battery market competitors for clear-system, target definition of high-performing, reliable, and safe batteries. Two-hundred seventy different criteria are evaluated through AVL benchmarking metrics displayed in 8 high-level attributes. The found integrated system performance values are pointed out to support current and future development programs.

17:15

The Perfect Cathode: Checking All The Boxes

Tom Van Bellinghen, Vice President Marketing & OEM Value Chain, Rechargeable Battery Materials, Umicore

For years, the holy grail of cathode chemistry research has been unlocking the path towards high nickel compounds and associated long driving range. Recently, a whole set of new cathode requirements has surfaced and transformed the search for the overall optimal cathode material into a multi-disciplinary quest. Raw material availability, sustainability performance, CO2 footprint and “economical density” (i.e. US$/kWh) have all become crucial design parameters. During this talk, several emerging cathode families (monolithic, high voltage medium nickel, Mn-rich,…) are evaluated on all these different aspects

17:55 MODERATED Q&A:

Session Wrap-Up

Panel Moderator:
Christian Rosenkranz, PhD, Vice President, Government Relations, EMEA, Clarios
Panelists:
Benedikt Friess, Research Scientist and Engineer, Daimler AG
Ulderico Ulissi, PhD, Battery Research Engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering, Nissan Technical Center Europe
Rong Hao, Manager of Materials Technology Department, BYD Lithium Battery Co. Ltd.
Wenzel Prochazka, Senior Product Manager, Battery Systems, AVL List GmbH
Tal Sholklapper, PhD, CEO and Co-founder, Voltaiq
Tom Van Bellinghen, Vice President Marketing & OEM Value Chain, Rechargeable Battery Materials, Umicore
18:25 AABE Connects - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall
18:55 Close of Day

Thursday, 21 January

AUTOMOTIVE LOW-VOLT ENERGY SYSTEMS

09:00

Concepts for Low-Volt Automotive Energy Storage Systems with Impact on Functional Safety

Eckhard Karden, PhD, Tech Expert, Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Ford Research Center

12V electrical power supply is often essential for vehicle functions that need to be qualified for functional safety, for example, for driver assistance or autonomous driving functions. Such new functions give rise to requirements for the 12V energy storage system, typically comprised of a commodity lead-based battery block and a standardized sensor in the terminal clamp. The talk discusses low-cost commodity solutions for such upcoming applications.

09:20

A New Generation of Charge Acceptance Optimized AGM Batteries - The Benefit and Downside in Lab and Real-World Testing.

Nadine Dehnert, PhD, Manager, EMEA Engineering Team, Clarios

Clarios is continuously working on an optimization of AGM batteries. New requirements for CO2 reduction are impacting the specifications and therefore the design on AGM batteries. Clarios develops a new range of AGM charge acceptance optimized batteries, meeting those new requirements. The presentation will cover the main targets of these engineering activities.

09:40

Current Supplier Solutions and Future OEM Requirements for 48V Batteries – Can Mild-Hybrid Systems Really Be Standardized?

Arnold Lamm, PhD, Founder & Executive Director, E Mobility, e-Technologies GmbH

Based on CO2 and pollutant emission legislations in China and Europe as well as added comfort function consumers, requirements on 48V batteries will be elaborated. Major technology trends in terms of cell chemistry, cell formats and interconnection are derived. Moreover, installation locations in the vehicle as well as resulting battery dimension trends and thermal management options will be shown.

 

10:00 Session Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

10:20

The BMS as a Cost Down Smart Sensor in the Next Generation of EVs

Stefan Goede, Head of Research & Development, Co-Founder, Munich Electrification GmbH

A holistic solution satisfying the future battery system and vehicle architecture requirements will be presented.Smart and simplified whilst being safe and secure.   

xEV GLOBAL MARKET EXPANSION

10:40

2020 Summary of European EV Market Expansion and Its Implications on Battery Demand

Viktor Irle, Co-Founder & Market Analyst, EV Volumes

This presentation will summarise what happened to the European EV market during 2020, implications of COVID-19, market growth, which new vehicles sold best, and what is to be expected for 2021 and onwards. The presentation will also discuss what is expected for battery demand going forward, with its basis on real data from vehicle registrations, both from a world perspective, but also in Europe.

Stian Madshus, Vice President, Battery Materials Europe, Battery Materials, Elkem

Stian Madshus, VP Battery Materials Europe in Elkem, will argue for the importance of a localised supply-chain of sustainable synthetic graphite anode material in Europe. 

 

11:40 MODERATED Q&A:

Session Wrap-Up

Panel Moderator:
Alistair Davidson, Director, Consortium for Battery Innovation
Panelists:
Eckhard Karden, PhD, Tech Expert, Battery & Energy Storage Technology, Ford Research Center
Nadine Dehnert, PhD, Manager, EMEA Engineering Team, Clarios
Arnold Lamm, PhD, Founder & Executive Director, E Mobility, e-Technologies GmbH
Stefan Goede, Head of Research & Development, Co-Founder, Munich Electrification GmbH
Viktor Irle, Co-Founder & Market Analyst, EV Volumes

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Stian Madshus, Vice President, Battery Materials Europe, Battery Materials, Elkem
12:10 Session Break - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall
12:50

Funding the Future of Transport: A Financial Markets Perspective

Charles Bentley, Analyst, Equity Research, Credit Suisse Group AG

Investor perceptions around the electrification of transport and potential winners throughout the supply chain remain volatile. As technology and regulations evolve, so do expectations around adoption rates and where value will be created. From a listed corporate perspective, the focus remains harnessing growth across the supply chain globally, both organically and through M&A/strategic investments. Strong ESG fund flows provide a strong opportunity for raising capital across both public and private markets. As the market matures, demonstrating a path to sustained returns will become increasingly important.

13:10

Increasing Battery Systems Performance and xEV Industry Trends Analysis

Kevin Konecky, Battery and Energy Storage System Consultant, Total Battery Consulting

Battery systems are complex systems with the battery cell as the core technology of the system, but then integrated with multiple subsystems, including mechanical, thermal, and battery management systems (BMS). This presentation will look into the different subsystems that contribute to the overall battery system performance and opportunities for improvement in next-generation battery systems.  Battery system trends in the industry will be evaluated and discussed.

13:30

The EUROBAT Innovation Roadmap

Rene Schroeder, Executive Director, EUROBAT

 

EUROBAT will present its “Battery Innovation Roadmap 2030”, demonstrating the strong innovation potential of all battery technologies in the coming years to cater for the specific requirements of a multitude of applications - automotive, motive power, telecom and stationary.  All battery technologies – lead, lithium, nickel and sodium based - with their specific features and significant development potential, are required to play their role. As an essential technology contributing to decarbonisation across a number of sectors, including transport, energy, logistics, manufacturing and telecommunications, batteries will be crucial in supporting the European Green Deal and achieving  Europe’s 2050 climate-neutrality goals. The Roadmap is particularly relevant given the current European Union policy discussions on the sustainability of batteries, their innovation potential as well as their relevance for job creation and growth.

 

 

14:10 MODERATED Q&A:

Session Wrap-Up

Panel Moderator:
Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives
Panelists:
Kevin Konecky, Battery and Energy Storage System Consultant, Total Battery Consulting
Charles Bentley, Analyst, Equity Research, Credit Suisse Group AG
Gert Meylemans, Director of Communications, EUROBAT
15:00 Interactive Roundtable Discussions - View Our Virtual Exhibit Hall

Join your colleagues and fellow delegates for a focused, informal discussion moderated by a member of our speaking faculty. A small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work and discuss ideas with peers.

ROUNDTABLE 1: Li-Ion NMC Fast Charging New Cells for E-Mobility

Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy Ltd.
  • The needs for fast charging for E-Mobility
  • Current solution in the market
  • New fast charging Li-ion NMC cells under development

ROUNDTABLE 2: Silicon Anodes and Cells

Benjamin Park, PhD, Founder & CTO, Enevate Corp.
  • What is the maturity level of Si today for use in EVs?
  • What different approaches are there with Si?
  • What are the challenges and how can the industry work together to solve them?
  • How does Si compare with other next-gen technologies such as solid-state/lithium metal?

    ROUNDTABLE 3: Lithium Battery Recycling Logistics and Efficiency

    Steve Sloop, PhD, President, OnTo Technology LLC
    • Regarding early stage scrap materials, what can manufacturers do to improve efficiencies in house.
    • What are the pro’s and cons for verticalization of lithium-ion recycling within a battery manufacturing business.
    • How do we improve recycling revenue with the future of low cobalt chemistries.
    • What are the safety risks in recycling new (and old) scrap batteries, how do we address them effectively and at low cost.
    16:00 Close of Conference




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