AGENDA

21st April 2020
09:00 - 12:00
Next Generation Batteries
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 17:00
Fundamentals of Battery Testing
22nd April 2020
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome & Introduction
09:35 - 10:00
Keynote - The Way Forward – Battery Technology in 2020 and beyond
10:00 - 10:45
Panel Discussion - The Complete Battery Life Cycle
Andrew Miller, Head of Price Assessments, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Linda Gaines, Transportation System Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
Mark Caffarey, President, Umicore
Thomas Bjarnemark, CEO, Battery Solutions LLC

10:45 - 11:30
Panel Discussion – New Technologies in Battery Production.
Kunal Phalpher, CCO, Li-Cycle
Madhuri Thakur, Manager of Cell Technology, Farasis Energy Inc.
Gautum Yadav, Director of Advanced Battery Development, Urban Electric Power

11:30 - 12:00
Presentation – Aviation Battery Safety
  • Discover the advancement of battery safety testing for aviation traction batteries.
  • Discussions on energetic battery failures and the statistical analysis of testing within an aviation framework.
  • Investigating the urban air mobility mission profile and uncovering the unique challenges it presents.
Thomas Bloxham, Battery Safety Lead, Uber

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:45
Panel Discussion - Electric Aviation: The Complexities of the All Electric Flight
John Rimanelli, Founder/CECO, Airspace Experience Technologies, Inc. (ASX)
Jim Sherman, Director of Strategic Development, Vertical Flight Society
Michael Armstrong, CTO, Electric Power Systems

13:45 - 14:30
Panel Discussion – What are the alternatives to Lithium Ion and are they a longer term solution?
14:30 - 15:00
Presentation - Ultrathin nanocomposite coatings for low cobalt cathodes - for use in high voltage batteries
15:00 - 15:45
Panel Discussion – Battery Pack Design
John Chmiola, Consultant,
Kevin Rhodes, Chief Engineer, AVL
David Maxwell, Battery Technical Specialist, BorgWarner

15:45 - 16:30
Panel Discussion - Battery Testing & Engineering
Tal Sholklapper, CEO, Voltaiq
John Chmiola, Consultant,
Greg Less, Technical Director, University of Michigan

16:30 - 17:00
Panel Discussion – Raw Materials
Richard Clark, Global Lead, Energy Storage, Morgan Advanced Material
Calum Munro, Senior Scientist, PPG
Anita Natesh, Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Commercial Excellence, Albemarle Corporation

23rd April 2020
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome & Introduction
Linda Gaines, Transportation System Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

09:35 - 10:00
Keynote
10:00 - 11:00
Panel Discussion – Beyond Automotive – Consumer, Defence and Medical Markets
Devesh Jain, Battery Systems Engineer, A123 Systems
Rick Stockburger, President and CEO, Brite

11:00 - 11:30
Presentation– Smart Battery Management for Complex Systems
11:30 - 12:00
Presentation – Solid-State Batteries - Key Technology Approaches & Time-to-Market
    Pirmin Ulmann, Co-Founder & CEO, b-science.net

    12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
    13:00 - 13:30
    Presentation – The key to a reliable leak testing process in battery production
    13:30 - 14:00
    Presentation - How to Avoid Materials Shortages in an Uncertain Future
    • This session will cover economic and environmental aspects of recycling, design ideas, material supply for batteries and how much recycling could supply in the future.
    Linda Gaines, Transportation System Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

    14:00 - 14:45
    Panel Discussion - Latest Developments in Cathode and Anode Materials & Electrolytes
    Richard Clark, Global Lead, Energy Storage, Morgan Advanced Material
    Robert Privette, Business Development Manager, Umicore
    Mei Cai, Technical Fellow and Lab Group Manager, General Motors
    Sachiya Inagaki, Market Researcher/Consultant, Yano Research Institute

    14:45 - 15:15
    Panel Discussion – Where do we go from here?
    22nd April 2020
    09:30 - 09:35
    Welcome & Introduction
    09:35 - 10:00
    Keynote – The Importance of Lithium for the Development of Electric Cars
    10:00 - 10:45
    Panel Discussion - Is There Still a Future for the Diesel Engine?
    Yike Hu, Senior Scientist, Exponent
    Alexandre Almeida, Program Manager – Innovation and Pre-development, MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc.

    10:45 - 11:30
    Panel Discussion – HEV’s – challenges and opportunities
    Matti Vint, Owner & Principal, E-Mobility Technology Systems, LLC

    11:30 - 12:00
    Presentation - Modularity and Systemic Approach for Hybrid Vehicles
    • In this session, you will understand:
    • How modularity can support adoption of hybrid vehicles, from passenger to heavy duty.
    • the benefits of a systemic approach to improve hybrid powertrains competitiveness and reliability.
    Alexandre Almeida, Program Manager – Innovation and Pre-development, MAHLE Filter Systems North America, Inc.

    12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
    13:00 - 13:45
    Panel Discussion - Production Cleanliness for EV Battery Manufacturers
    Peter Feamster, Product Management Director, JOMESA

    13:45 - 14:15
    Presentation - Future Trends in the Global Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Market
    Anand Shah, Senior Vice President, Ola & Co-Founder Ola Electric

    14:15 - 15:00
    Panel Discussion - Meeting the Challenge - Driving Growth in the EV Market
    Anand Shah, Senior Vice President, Ola & Co-Founder Ola Electric
    Tim Weaver, VP of Corporate Development, Chanje
    Adrian Schaffer, Director of Sales, Danfoss
    Gary Horvat, Vice President, Navistar

    15:00 - 15:30
    Keynote
    15:30 - 16:15
    Panel Discussion – EV Powertrains
    Yike Hu, Senior Scientist, Exponent
    Adrian Schaffer, Director of Sales, Danfoss

    23rd April 2020
    09:30 - 09:35
    Welcome and Introduction
    09:35 - 10:00
    Keynote – Trends in Battery Technology Development
    10:00 - 10:45
    Panel Discussion – EV Sustainability - when will automakers see a profit?
    Rick Stockburger, President and CEO, Brite

    10:45 - 11:15
    Presentation - The Future of Electric Commercial Vehicles
    Tim Campbell, MD, Campbells Consultancy

    11:15 - 11:45
    Presentation - Enabling the future of EV through next generation cell safety technology
    • This presentation will explore the application of a new battery safety technology “SafeCore” to EV battery packs. SafeCore acts as a fuse within the individual battery cell to prevent lithium-ion batteries from being the source of fire or explosion due to overcharge and internal short. Amionx will highlight the work it has done in large format EV battery cells and discuss the potential to utilize the technology to enable a more efficient EV pack design (lighter with increased range) as well as the application of the technology to next generation chemistries.
    Jenna King, CEO, Aminox

    11:45 - 12:00
    Keynote
    12:00 - 13:00
    Lunch Break
    13:00 - 13:30
    Presentation - Fast Charging Infrastructure for EVs
    13:30 - 14:00
    Presentation - Securing Lithium-ion Supply Chains for the EV era
    Andrew Miller, Head of Price Assessments, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

    14:00 - 14:30
    Presentation – Alternative Battery Systems - Are Hydrogen Cars The Future?
    14:30 - 15:00
    Keynote
    15:00 - 15:45
    Panel Discussion – Where do we go from here?

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