8:00 – 9:00 | Thursday, 1 February

Join your colleagues and fellow delegates over breakfast for a focused, informal discussion moderated by a member of our speaking faculty. A small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work, vet ideas with peers, and be part of a group problem-solving endeavor.

TABLE 1: Battery Testing Methods

Jens Groot, Ph.D., ESS Specialist – Cell Characterisation & Modelling, Electromobility Sub-systems, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT) Advanced Technology & Research

  • Is it possible to standardize test methods for battery performance?
  • Can simplified cycle life tests, possibly standardized and performed at various labs, be used to make realistic cycle life forecasts?
  • Is cloud-based analysis of on-board collected data a way forward to reduce need to extensive lab-tests?
TABLE 2: Supercapacitors for Automotive Applications

Andrew F. Burke, Ph.D., Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

  • Recent experience using supercaps in vehicle applications
  • Cost and performance requirements for supercaps in automotive applications
  • Best applications for supercaps in present and future automotive applications
TABLE 3: Cell Manufacturing

Raf Goossens, Ph.D., CEO, Global Corporate Management, PEC

  • What are the key challenges for manufacturing large format cells?
  • How can we achieve the large volumes that will be needed to fulfill the expected future market demands?
  • What simplifications can be introduced during manufacturing?
  • How can we progress with reducing the current cell manufacturing cost?
  • What are the safety risks during manufacturing and how can we handle these risks?
TABLE 4: Silicon Anodes and Cells

Benjamin Park, Ph.D., Founder & CTO, Enevate

  • What is the maturity level of Si today?
  • What different approaches are there with Si?
  • What are the challenges and how can the industry work together to solve them?
  • How does Si compare with other next-gen technologies such as solid-state/lithium metal?
  • What markets are the best markets for Si-based anode technologies?
TABLE 5: Basic Science Research and Advanced Lead Batteries for Automotive Energy Storage Systems Batteries

Boris Monahov, Ph.D., Program Manager, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) – a program of the International Lead Association (ILA)

    Alistair Davidson, Ph.D., Director, Products and Sustainability, International Lead Association
  • Overview of recently analyzed lead battery performance data from 12V start-stop and micro-hybrid applications and 48V mild-hybrid applications
  • Future battery science developments in line with the new 1618 ALABC Program and their potential application for future vehicles
  • How do the energy cost per mile compare?
  • What are the infrastructure cost per mile compare?
  • What are the prospects for the future?
TABLE 6: Performance Expectations and Applications for the Various Post-LiB Technologies

Andreas Hintennach, Group Research, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG

  • Can specific chemistries have an important benefit for specific applications (like long distance travelling, city cars, busses, trucks etc.) instead of a "universal" chemistry
  • Can future cell chemistries be used for a symbiosis battery + range extender (fuel cell or similar)?
TABLE 7: PHEV, EREV or BEV: Will the Market Consolidate?

Roland Matthé, Technical Fellow Battery System & Manager Electrification Architecture, Opel Automobile GmbH

  • Will widely available public infrastructure for DC-Fast charge and AC charge make BEV the preferred choice?
  • Further reduced battery cost, advantage for BEV over EREV and PHEV concepts?
  • PHEV and EREV provide flexibility to combine zero-emission commuting and infrastructure independent travel.
  • Long term perspectives, influence of regulations.
TABLE 8: What are Optimal Regulations for Market Transformation?

Robert Bienenfeld, Assistant. Vice President, American Honda Motor Co, Inc.

  • Are ICE Bans helpful in sending a market message, or constraining in terms of potential solutions?
  • Do ZEV-type regulations aid in the advancing of the shift to ultra-low carbon transportation?
  • Are new regulations essential to manage the growth in VMT from Ride Hailing services?
TABLE 9: Battery Modeling Advancements

Robert Spotnitz, Ph.D., President, Battery Design LLC

  • Standards on specifications for materials and cells that better define their characteristics
  • Standards on testing methods for cells and modules that accounts for boundary conditions
  • What is best approach for estimating battery life?
TABLE 10: Battery Costing and Cost Reduction

Wenzel Prochazka, Ph.D., AVL List GmbH

  • Discuss housing technologies and where the greatest opportunity for cost reduction is
  • Batteries as structural vehicle parts: what is the offset value?
  • Cost analysis methodology: What is the participant’s experience with early cost engineering within the development process?
TABLE 11: Standardization in Charging & Infrastructure

Kevin R. Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting

  • Explore the idea of standardizing cells, modules, and packs
  • Discuss standardization of regular and fast charging
  • What strategies are being used to create viable infrastructure
  • How to better use existing infrastructure to meet goals
TABLE 12: High Energy Cathodes

Dee Strand, Ph.D., CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

  • Discuss materials used to meet automotive energy density targets
  • How is electrolyte development keeping up with new high energy cathodes?
  • Current challenges in electrolyte formulations