Session 1: Advances in Active Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Chairman: Prof. Martin Winter, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster
In this session, we will review the latest developments in key Lithium-Ion cell materials, targeting the automotive and other large battery applications that promise to deliver enhanced performance, life, and safety, at equal or lower cost.
Session 2: Lithium-Ion Cell Non-Active Materials and Coating Technology
Chairman: Ken Broom, Chief Operations Officer, China BAK Battery, Inc.
Electrode technology has a significant impact on cell cost, performance, life, and reliability. In this session, we will review non-active components that contribute to electrode integrity and performance, and recent advances in the coating technology that is utilized to manufacture electrodes.
Session 3: Beyond Lithium Ion: High-Energy Electrochemical Storage Systems
Chairman: Mark Mathias, Director, Electrochemical Energy Research Laboratory, General Motors Research & Development
Will increased interest in Lithium-metal battery chemistry--under development for 40 years now--result in commercial automotive batteries that will supersede Lithium-Ion technology? In this session, we will review Li-metal air chemistry and compare the challenges to those of automotive fuel-cell systems.
Session 4: Stationary & Specialty Applications for Large Lithium-Ion Batteries
Chairman: Mo-Hua Yang, Chief Technology Officer, TD HiTech Energy Inc., Taiwan; Consultant, Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
High-power, high-energy Lithium-Ion batteries are being installed into professional power tools, robots, Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) , UPS systems, and various military applications, and are evaluated in numerous utility applications. In this session we will review this technology’s commercial progress, how it impacts the high-volume automotive market, and the technological and commercial challenges it faces as it advances to capture a larger share of the specialty, LEV, military, and stationary battery markets.