Our tutorials will take place at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference on Monday, June 24. The tutorials are designed to be instructional, interactive and provide in-depth information on a specific topic. Tutorial themes include introductions for those new to the field as well as explanations on more technical aspects than time allows during our main conference programs that take place Monday – Thursday. Instructors are drawn from industry and academics alike, many of whom are recognized authorities in their fields or have teaching experience.

Monday, June 24
8:00 - 10:00 am

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


Instructor: Christophe Pillot, PhD, Battery Survey Manager, Avicenne Energy, France

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, 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.

TUT2: Understanding Solid-State Batteries


Steven J. Visco, PhD, CEO & CTO, PolyPlus Battery Company

This tutorial will provide an overview of Solid State Technology. PolyPlus is developing rechargeable lithium metal batteries based on the use of continuous ultra-thin conductive glass as a separator. These high conductivity glasses are single-ion conductors (~10-3 S/cm), have a high shear modulus, and are enabling for high cycle life lithium metal batteries.

TUT3: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries with Silicon-Based Anodes - Detailed Agenda


Instructor: Dee Strand, PhD, CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

This tutorial gives an overview on the benefits and challenges of using silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Topics will include the key challenges in use of silicon-based anodes as well as progress in implementation of silicon and what can we expect in the future, and the latest improvements in other battery components required to maximize the benefit of silicon-based anodes.

TUT4: Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Validation - Detailed Agenda


Instructor: Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

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. The 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 organizations and to support reduction in safety events.

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

TUT5: Managing and Understanding the Risks of Li-Ion Battery Safety - Detailed Agenda


Instructor: Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives LLC

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.

TUT6: Materials for Next Generation Batteries - Detailed Agenda


Instructor: 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

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.

TUT7: Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs - Detailed Agenda


Instructor: Kevin Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting

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.

TUT8: xEV Lithium-Ion Recycling Methods - Detailed Agenda


Instructors: Steven E. Sloop, President, OnTo Technology LLC

Michael Slater, PhD, Senior Scientist, Farasis Energy, Inc.

Benoit Couture, President, Lithion Recycling, Inc.

Linda Gaines, PhD, Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Hans Eric Melin, Circular Energy Storage Research and Consulting

By 2025 the original lithium-ion battery manufacturing industry is on course to reach $98 billion worldwide. However, with so many uncertainties, the recycling market has projections of $14 to $40 billion. Recycling must be economically sustainable with future $10/kg cathodes, can it achieve such a goal? A supportive recycling industry will be expected to (1) operate with end-of-life batteries as an asset (2) produce cost-competitive elements, electrodes, or electrode precursor materials, (3) safely address large scale throughputs, and (4) accommodate low cobalt or no cobalt cathode formulations. This tutorial and panel will comprehensively address technologies of pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, hybrid-approaches, and direct-recycling. The panelists will introduce these and discuss them in light of cost goals and market realities.

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