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LLIBTA Symposium
Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology & Application
Monday, January 26 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AABC Europe 2015 - LLIBTA Symposium: Large Lithium Ion Battery Technology and Application - Overview

Session 1 (joint session with ECCAP):

Overview of Government-Sponsored Electrochemical Energy Storage R&D

Given the social and environmental significance of vehicle electrification and energy-storage-systems proliferation, governments around the world are funding energy-storage R&D with the aim to develop the battery systems of the future, with higher performance, longer life, and lower cost. In this session, program managers from some of the leading energy-storage R&D institutes discussed their organizations’ activities in this domain, with details provided in the follow-up Poster Session.


Martin Winter

Session Chairman:

Martin Winter, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster

Prof. Winter's main research interests are in applied electrochemistry, materials electrochemistry and inorganic chemistry and technology. He is the past president of the International Battery Materials Association (IBA), Past Chair of the Division of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), and Technical  Editor of the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). Currently, he is the spokesperson of the LIB2015 Innovation Alliance of the BMBF (Germany Ministry of Education and Research) and a member of the German National Platform E-Mobility (NPE).

Session 2:

Advanced Battery Chemistries for Automotive and Utility Energy Storage

This session reviewed the recent developments and future prospects of new chemistries as well as advanced cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes that promise to deliver better performance at equal or lower cost, or equal performance at lower cost, than the current technologies, and thus to provide enhanced value.


Session Chairman:

Martin Winter, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster


Session 3:

Lithium-Ion Battery Engineering

Optimizing cell and pack design according to the duty cycle of the application requires a careful balance between cell and pack energy, power, manufacturability, abuse tolerance, thermal characteristics, and cost. This session discussed cell and pack engineering as well as battery monitoring for various large-battery applications.


Peter Pilgram

Session Chairman:

Peter Pilgram, Senior Scientis, Lithium Ion Cell Development, Audi AG

Dr. Pilgram is senior scientist for Li-Ion cell development at AUDI AG since 2010. From 2005 to 2010 he headed the R&D group for electrodes and separators of Evonik Litarion GmbH and Degussa Creavis GmbH. He started his career in Li-Ion cell development at GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH in 2002 where he held different position including head of product development. Dr. Pilgram received his PhD from Technical University of Aachen (RWTH) in polymer chemistry.

Session 4:

Battery Safety Design, Testing, and Modeling

Safety of the early large Li-Ion battery installations will have the greatest impact on market acceptance for the technology in automotive and stationary applications. This session discussed safety-enhancing technology and the validation of battery safety under ordinary and abusive conditions.


Masato Origuchi

Session Chairman:

Masato Origuchi, EV Battery Development Group Leader, Renault


After he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1989, Mr. Origuchi started his engineering carrier in the vehicle research laboratory of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., where he was in charge of developing Nissan FEV presented in 1991. He continued to develop Altra EV and Tino HEV in Nissan taking a part of developing the world first Li-ion batteries for automotive applications until his resignation from Nissan at the end of 2000. Since 2002 he has been working for Renault in France always in charge of advanced battery development. He is now responsible for Renault’s EV battery development group.