Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Cambridge EnerTech’s

Batteries for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

October 30-31, 2019

Governmental policies and technological advances are catalyzing progress in vehicle electrification across the globe, and battery technology advances are key to commercial success. Hybrid and zero-emission EVs for the mass automotive market, as well as light and heavy-duty applications, present great commercial opportunities for advanced high-energy batteries. In addition, this track will cover the latest developments in advanced batteries to be commercialized within the light and heavy-duty transportation battery market while assessing consumer demand and competing technologies, and exploring how to overcome the challenges to commercialization.

Final Agenda

Wednesday, October 30

13:00 Registration


14:15 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

14:20 EDV, Battery, and Materials Business Possibility in China after 2020

Lu_MarkMark Lu, PhD, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

Since China occupied a half of the worldwide EDV market, the present status and future possibility of the Chinese EDV market has become the hottest issue. This presentation will try to cover both the technical development and Chinese EDV battery material market, and the future strategies of the Chinese battery maker. Also, the leading OEM and EDV product development and policies will be included.

14:45 Latest Analysis of xEV and LIB Battery Technology and Market Trends

Miyamoto_TakeshiTakeshi Miyamoto, Senior Vice President, B3 Corporation

BEV/PHEV markets are continuing to grow significantly in these years as a countermeasure to the near-future tighter environmental regulations. B3 will provide the LIB industry’s real market information, including supply/demand status and future forecast and will describe noteworthy moves in this industry.

15:10 Effect of Li-Ion Chemistry Global Split on Raw Materials: Past, Present, and Future

Campagnol_NicoloNicolo Campagnol, PhD, Senior Knowledge Analyst, Basic Materials Institute, McKinsey & Company

The demand for nickel, cobalt, and lithium from batteries and other applications is compared with proprietary supply forecasts for each of them. Insight into potential price regimes, raw materials specs, and global logistics will be presented.

15:35 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

16:10 Key Development in International xEVs

Anderman_MenahemMenahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

The presentation will assess the growth of the xEV and xEV-battery market by vehicle architecture and geographical region. It will review key battery designs and value-proposition enhancements against market requirements and consumer expectations.

16:50 Global & Regional EV Sales Outlook, Growth Trends, & Implications for Wh Demand

Irle_ViktorViktor Irle, Market Analyst,

Viktor Irle, Co-founder & Market Analyst at will give a presentation on the Global & Regional EV Sales Outlook, Growth Trends & implications on Wh demand. It will give detailed statistics of sales by brands, regions and models, it will also show forecasts based on EV-volumes’ research for BEV & PHEV vehicle sales, and the implications on li.ion battery Wh demand / OEM.

17:15 Q&A

Clarios 17:45 Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

19:00 Close of Day

Thursday, October 31

8:30 Morning Coffee


9:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Wenzel Prochazka, Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program, AVL List GmbH

9:05 China Market: Safety of Battery Cells and Systems - from the Carmaker's Point of View

Vassen_HeinzWilliHeinz-Willi Vassen, Director, C/EE Development Electric/Electronics, Audi (China) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

China is still the main driver in the field of NEV. The new energy vehicle market in China is increasing again, even under the impact of reduced Subsidies. Chinese Cell Manufacturer are already well established and will soon deliver also to international automakers for overseas business. Higher Battery Energy Density is still one of the hot topics for China market. With fast changes in electrode materials and – as a consequence - challenges for safety. Now LFP seems to come back alternative to NCM. The presentation will focus on the latest development and on regulations / requirements for China NEV market. It will present technical concepts and future trends. Taking safety as top priority.

9:30 Batteries for the Chinese xEV Market

OKronley_MikeMike O’Kronley, Executive Director - Corporate Strategy, A123 Systems

Recent changes in China’s NEV policy have influenced consumers buying decisions on xEVs and the batteries that power them. This presentation will focus on recent policy changes in China and the resulting impact they have had on xEV batteries.

9:55 Continued Glimpses into xEV Batteries on the Market – AVL Series Battery Benchmarking

Prochazka_WenzelWenzel Prochazka PhD, Manager, Battery Benchmarking Program, AVL List GmbH

The program provides a database for objective comparison in technical attributes in engineering methodology with market competitors for clear system target definition of high performing, reliable and safe batteries. 270 different criteria are evaluated through AVL benchmarking metrics grouped in 8 high level attributes. The integrated system performance values in cell, mechanical and electrical system are pointed out to support development programs. With a special focus on safety systems three exemplary vehicles are compared, the Tesla Model 3, Nio ES8 and Audi etron.

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

11:00 EVs That Even Climate Change Deniers Will Agree Are More Convenient than Gas Cars

Tou_JarvisJarvis Tou, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Products, Enevate Corporation

Unlike powder-based graphite anodes or silicon technologies which involve adding silicon-containing additives to graphite-dominant anodes, Enevate’s silicon-dominant technology offers many unique benefits for Electric Vehicles (EVs) including high energy density, greater than 4C extreme fast charge, wide temperature operation, and safety. Data showing the benefits and the applicability to acceleration of electrification of the fleet will be shown.

DOW Corning 11:25 Silicone Material Solutions In Battery Pack Assembly

Hiroaki Yoshida, Lead Technical Service & Development Manager, Electronics & Advanced Assembly, Dow Consumer Solutions

Assembly and integration of EV/HEV batteries and modules require thermal management, vibration damping, fire protection, mechanical fixing but also EMI shielding. We provide DOWSIL™ solutions for all of these applications. Silicone-based materials enable customers to cost-effectively manage the challenges in their next-generation EV/HEV battery designs. A wide range of Silicone Solutions from Dow for EV Battery Pack Assembly is going to be introduced to the audiences.

11:50 Battery Development for Electric Vehicles and Expectations for the Future

Nitta_YoshiakiYoshiaki Nitta, Expert Leader, Battery Strategy Group, Deputy General Manager, Nissan Motor Company Ltd.

Based on the experiences of battery development for Nissan LEAF that has been supported production results for 10 years, expectant requirements for future battery system will be discussed. Especially, expectation and challenges for all solid state battery system regarded as one of the future battery systems with higher potential against to the conventional LIB will be taken into consideration.

12:15 Q&A

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:30 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


14:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Michael Fetcenko, Chairman of the Board, Sion Power

14:05 Lithium-Ion Battery Material Strategy and Proposal for a Healthy Growth

Inagaki_SachiyaSachiya Inagaki, General Manager & Seoul Branch Office Manager, Yano Research Institute Ltd

Demand of LiB cell and its material is increasing a lot recently, thanks to expansion of xEV market. However, this demand is based on government policy and subsidies and it is difficult to say that generally, people do not want to have an EV because EVs have less merits to buy in comparison to existing ICEs. Then, there should be a variety of vehicles which utilize characteristics of EV and its material also should be diversified. We will propose such kind of material strategy based on our forecast of the EV market.

14:30 Multi-Battery Systems – Defining the Role of Low-Voltage Energy Storage across the Electrification Spectrum

Rigby_CraigCraig Rigby, Vice President Technology, Power Solutions, Clarios (formerly Johnson Controls)

As automotive electrification strategies continue to evolve, multi-battery systems that include a lithium-ion battery paired with a 12-volt battery are becoming commonplace. While much of the attention is focused on 48-volt or high-voltage lithium-ion batteries, the role of the 12-volt battery in this system continues to be critical to vehicle operation. From basic vehicle functions to safety-critical power needs, this presentation will discuss the evolving requirements for 12-volt batteries in multi-battery systems and provide perspective on a portfolio of solutions.

14:55 Toyota FCV Activities Targeting a Low Carbon Society

Kawai_TaiyoTaiyo Kawai, Project General Manager, R&D Division, Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota has been developing fuel cell technology for over 25 years. We launched the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai, in 2014 in Japan and 2015 in the US, and have now over 8,500 in operation worldwide. We are also working on the Sora bus and a medium-duty delivery truck in Japan, and a Class 8 heavy-duty truck in the US, among other activities. Fuel cells are a key technology for decarbonizing transportation and an early step to integrate hydrogen in a decarbonized economy as a whole.

15:20 Networking Refreshment Break


15:50 Quasi-Solid-State LIB Technology to Realize a 100Wh-Class Safe Battery Exhibiting an Energy Density of 600 Wh/L for Mobility and Industrial Applications

Kohei Honkura, PhD, Senior Researcher, Energy Storage Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation-Materials, Hitachi, Ltd. Research & Development Group

Hitachi has been developing lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) for mobility and industrial uses and focusing on developments of technologies to solve major issues of LIBs: safety, energy density, and lifetime. In this presentation, we will introduce our recent progress on the development of a high capacity (100Wh) and high energy density (600 Wh/L) LIBs by employing quasi-solid-state electrolyte for ensuring their safety.

16:15 Ultra-High Energy Battery Performance Enabled through Metallic Li Anode Cell Designs for Aerospace Applications

Fetcenko_MikeMichael Fetcenko, Chairman of the Board, Sion Power

Sion Power has a long history in the development of Li-sulfur chemistry for high energy aerospace applications. We have applied our long experience with metallic Li anodes to replace sulfur with Li-ion cathodes such as NCM, NCA, and achieved 500 Wh/kg, 1000 Wh/L with long cycle life and outstanding safety. We have a technology roadmap to achieve 630 Wh/kg, 1300 Wh/L.

16:40 Thermal and Stress Analysis of a Battery Pack for a Lightweight Sports Car

Saeki_TakuyaTakuya Saeki, Application Engineer, Battery Applications, Siemens PLM Software

Physically developing and performing trials on new battery compositions and cooling strategies is an expensive and resource-intensive process that only large, funded organizations and laboratories have the facilities to perform successfully. We will address how simulation would assist in minimizing the research, analysis, and experiments to analyze the behavior of battery systems where there is need for strongly coupled resolution of flow, heat transfer, electrochemistry, and stress due to expansion and contraction during operation to provide the best possible prediction.

17:05 Q&A

17:30 Closing Remarks

17:35 Close of Conference




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