2021 Archived Content

2021 Tutorials*

Wednesday, 20 January 2021   14:30 - 16:00 |

TUT1: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain and Main Trends 2020-2030

Detailed Agenda
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 will be discussed.

Michael Sanders, Senior Advisor, Energy, Avicenne Energy

Christophe Pillot, PhD, Director, Avicenne Energy

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES:

Michael Sanders, Senior Advisor, Energy, Avicenne Energy

Mike has significant energy storage materials value chain understanding with an emphasis on lithium ion batteries and systems with 13 years of market knowledge and relationships. Successful program leadership experience with significant business growth in ventures and existing businesses with a proven track record leading mergers and acquisition team to enter the lithium ion battery materials market. He joined AVICENNE in May of 2016 as a Senior Advisor. Since joining the AVICENNE team, Mike has been leading the US AVICENNE activity working with many clients holding strategy workshops, validation of growth opportunities, helping clients establish their growth plans in energy storage and establishing M&A targets/diligence. Before joining AVICENNE, Mike had a very long career with DuPont, his most recent role was the Global Marketing Director – Energy Storage Venture where he developed significant understanding and insights for the energy storage materials market, device manufacturing and systems while leading global marketing and customer interface efforts to establish programs to enter the $20B energy storage materials market. Executed strategic and market planning for opportunity evaluation, research, choices and M&A activity for entry into rapidly growing new market. He has a degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and Electrochemical Society.

Christophe Pillot, PhD, Director, Avicenne Energy

Christophe has built up considerable expertise in the area of batteries. He joined AVICENNE 26 years ago and spent 3 years in Japan analyzing the Japanese electronic, mobile & battery market. Christophe has acquired extensive experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields. He developed the Battery market analysis for AVICENNE, which serves more than 220 customers worldwide. Christophe has published several annual surveys such as "The Rechargeable Battery Market". He is also the founder & chairman of Batteries - an international industry conference held in France since 1999. He is now Director at AVICENNE ENERGY. Globally, he has been involved in more than 300 projects for 200+ customers in the Battery value chain. Before joining AVICENNE, Christophe held a key position in FRANCE TELECOM's innovation division. He has a degree in Chemistry & an MBA in Innovation Management from Paris IX Dauphine. His mother tongue is French, and he speaks fluent English.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021   16:30 - 18:00 |

TUT2: Materials for Next-Generation Batteries

Detailed Agenda
This tutorial will cover the materials and performance challenges for next-generation batteries for electric vehicles and the electricity grid. The needs and use cases for storage in these two applications will be analyzed, and the possibilities of advanced lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, and multivalent batteries for vehicles will be presented. 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

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:

George Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory

George Crabtree is Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory, and a Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). He leads research on creating next-generation electricity storage technology beyond lithium-ion batteries. He has directed workshops for the Department of Energy on energy science and technology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the hydrogen economy, on meeting sustainable energy challenges, on the prospects for next generation electrical energy storage, and on accelerating energy storage on the electricity grid.

Thursday, 21 January 2021   10:00 - 11:30 |

TUT3: Solid-State Batteries: Solid Electrolytes, Electrode Interfaces, and Full Cells

Detailed Agenda
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.

Juergen Janek, PhD, Professor, Solid State Ionics & Electrochemistry, Justus Liebig University Giessen

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:

Juergen Janek, PhD, Professor, Solid State Ionics & Electrochemistry, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Thursday, 21 January 2021   12:00 - 13:30 |

TUT4: LiB and Raw Material Market Overview

Detailed Agenda
This tutorial gives an overview on the LiB markets(xEV, ESS, and IT) and its material markets (cathode, anode, electrolyte, and separator). You can understand their market trend, such as market size, manufactures share, supply chain relationship, technology trend, and some topics related to the market.

Sachiya Inagaki, Senior Executive Manager, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:

Sachiya Inagaki, Senior Executive Manager, Industrial Technology Unit, Yano Research Institute Ltd.

Sachiya Inagaki has been working with Yano Research Institute since August 2000. Since 2009, he has been focusing primarily on market research for xEVs, LiB cells and its materials. Since August 2011, he had been in a position of General Manager of the Seoul branch office for three years, and he has been in a position of Senior Executive Manager of Industrial Technology Unit at the headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He has conducted a lot of various market research regading xEV and LiBs, and also made presentations at several major EV- and LiB-related conferences, such as AABC, CIBF, Battery Japan, etc. His realism to the market make him unique and different from others. He has acquired his M.B.A. from Tsukuba University in 2007.

Thursday, 21 January 2021   14:00 - 15:30 |

TUT5: Li-Ion Cell Design and Manufacturing: Processes, Equipment and Quality Control

Detailed Agenda
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 LLC

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY:

James Kaschmitter, CEO, SpectraPower LLC

James Kaschmitter is the CEO of SpectraPower, which he founded in 2002. SpectraPower operates a battery research facility in Livermore, CA that performs contract energy storage research, consulting and expert witness services for government, private companies, law firms, startups and investors. Jim has founded, or co-founded, several companies in the energy storage field. He began research in Li-ion batteries in 1989 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He was co-founder and CEO of PolyStor Corporation starting in 1993. PolyStor is the only U.S. company to have commercially manufactured in high volume in the U.S. all form factors of lithium-ion cells, including cylindrical, prismatic and polymer. In 1997 Jim founded PowerStor Corporation to commercialize the carbon aerogel supercapacitor that he co-invented at LLNL. PowerStor supercapacitors are now manufactured and sold in high volume by Eaton Bussman. He founded UltraCell in 2002, which successfully developed the world’s first reformed methanol micro fuel cell. UltraCell’s micro fuel cells are currently manufactured and sold by Brentronics and are deployed with U.S military and intelligence units, and are in use in combat in the Middle East. Jim holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has a bachelor’s degree in the Physics Honors Program from the University of Utah. He holds more than 20 patents in the alternative energy field. He owns, maintains and operates an experimental aircraft and holds instrument and multi-engine ratings.





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