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AABTAM Symposium
Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application & Market
Wednesday, January 28 and Thursday January 29, 2015

AABC Europe 2015 - AABTAM Symposium: Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market - Overview

Session 1 (joint session with SESSTAM):

Advanced Battery Market for Automotive and Stationary Applications

The automotive and stationary markets present great opportunities for advanced high-energy batteries. Battery requirements vary between the specific applications, offering opportunities for multiple technologies. This session discussed the development of the xEV market and the stationary utility-related energy-storage systems, and the expanding battery market for both while assessing market drivers, competing technologies, and technological and commercial challenges.


Menahem Anderman

Session Chairman:

Menahem Anderman, President, Advanced Automotive Batteries


President of Advanced Automotive Batteries and founder of Total Battery Consulting, Inc., Dr. Anderman has led the development and commercialization of high-power Ni-Cd batteries, Li-Ion batteries, and ultracapacitors and spent the last ten years conducting assessments of energy-storage technologies for advanced vehicles, publishing Advanced Automotive Battery Industry Reports and chairing the AABC.

Session 2:

Energy Storage for Low-Voltage Hybrids

The stop-start vehicle feature, also known as micro-hybrid, is becoming a common feature in new European car offerings. For additional CO2 reduction, all European carmakers are developing enhanced micro and mild low-voltage hybrid architectures that better capture regenerative braking and support the powernet in both driving and engine-off conditions. Energy-storage technology has a major impact on the viability and cost of the various options and multiple potential solutions are currently being developed and tested. In this session, automakers presented vehicle development and energy-storage requirements for low-voltage hybrids and energy-storage developers discussed their new offerings.


Eckhard Karden

Session Chairman:

Eckhard Karden, Technical Expert, Ford Research Aachen


Dr. Karden is Technical Expert for Battery & Energy Storage Technology at Ford's Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering Centre in Aachen, Germany. Since he joined Ford, he was responsible for numerous projects in the fields of powertrain electrification, battery modeling and monitoring, and storage technology assessment, with a main focus on micro-hybridization in 14V systems.

Session 3:

High-Voltage Batteries for xEVs

Lithium ion is the predominant battery technology to power the emerging plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. Cell chemistry and mechanical design vary among developers as they try to balance safety, durability, performance, and cost to improve the value proposition of the technology. In this session, battery developers presented design and performance data from their recent and upcoming EV and PHEV offerings and discussed the chosen designs.


Arnold Lamm

Session Chairman:

Arnold Lamm, Head, High Voltage Battery Systems, Daimler AG


Dr. Lamm studied mechanical and chemical engineering at the Rhine-Westphalia Technical University (RWTH), Aachen. He obtained his PhD from the Jülich GmbH research center, and joined Daimler AG (former Daimler-Ben) in1995. Since then he has worked in different positions as senior manager for “Fuel Cell Stack and System Technology”, “Energy Storages” (Hydrogen tank, High-Voltage-Batteries) and “Fuel Cell Drivetrain”. In April 2009 Dr. Lamm became member of the board of German ACCUmotive at Nabern, and has been responsible for the development of Li-Ion batteries (Hybrid, EV, Plug-in). In December 2010 Dr. Lamm took over a new department at Daimler AG: “Characterization of HV Battery Systems“. He is member of the AG2 in the National Platform Electro Mobility in Germany.

Session 4 (joint session with SESSTAM):

Logistic Aspects of Vehicle Electrification and Large Stationary Storage Systems

While the biggest obstacle to the expansion of vehicle electrification and ESS proliferation clearly relates to the difficulty for battery technologies to compete with fossil fuel, there are notable commercial and logistics issues. In this session, EV, Utility, ESS systems, infrastructure developers and related stakeholders discussed plans to meet the commercial challenges to vehicle electrification and ESS proliferation, including charging technology and infrastructure, grid integration, maintenance, transportation, and recycling.


Roland Matthé

Session Chairman:

Roland Matthé, GM Technical Fellow Global Battery Systems & Manager Electrification Architecture, GME Electrical Systems, Infotainment & Electrification

In his current position Mr. Matthe oversees technical and logistics support for battery and electrification technology for the Opel Ampera in the European market. Between 2007 and 2011 while working at the GM Technical Center in Warren, MI, Mr. Matthé lead the development of the Li-Ion battery system for GM’s extended-range EV, the Chevrolet Volt / Opel Ampera. Prior to 2006 he was responsible for system design for advanced fuel cell propulsion systems and batteries at GM-Opel AG.