Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    Maximizing Battery Performance and Reliability for Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

    FREE Webinar – Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As automakers and utilities transition away from non-renewable energy sources, batteries have become essential for efficient energy storage and delivery. Companies are working intensely to deliver higher capacity and more robust batteries to power their products, but ad hoc development processes cannot keep pace with the volume of battery data being generated. In addition, understaffed battery  development teams are unable to leverage their data to accelerate development or improve production and manufacturing.

    In this webinar, we will outline the challenges that the battery industry is facing and how big data analytics can virtually eliminate manual data management and provide powerful capabilities that deliver rapid insights into a battery’s design that dramatically accelerate the development process and results in products with greater performance and reliability.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recognizing the challenges and bottlenecks in battery development today
    • Automating the battery data collection, data cleaning, and data management process
    • Identifying design issues earlier with predictive analytics
    • Leveraging metadata to understand the impact of materials, processes and test conditions

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – Co-Founder and CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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    Certification Challenges for Secondary Use EV Batteries

    As the 1st generation of Lithium-ion based hybrid and battery electric vehicles are reaching end-of life, or original traction batteries are being replaced with new batteries, the interest in secondary life or repurposing of these batteries continues to grow. Lithium-ion batteries present several challenges to Auto OEM’s, Recyclers and waste operators. Repurposing of EV batteries for non-automotive applications also creates new challenges for certification and acceptance by AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction). This webinar discusses the current market challenges and concerns, while providing a roadmap of the current options for various usage cases of reused or repurposed EV batteries.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understand the usage cases for secondary life batteries
    • Review market drivers for secondary use batteries
    • Review the concerns of battery and cell manufacturers with re-use of lithium-ion batteries
    • Discuss the unique challenges to certifying used batteries for new applications
    • Discuss current options for certification in the US market

    Presenter
    Rich Byczek – Global Technical Director for Transportation Technologies at Intertek

    Rich has over 20 years of experience in product development and validation testing, 14 of which have been spent at Intertek. Mr. Byczek is also an expert in the areas of energy storage, audio equipment and EMC testing. He sits on several SAE, IEC, UL and ANSI standards panels, focusing on Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, and is based at the Intertek facility located in Plymouth, Michigan.

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    High Precision Cycling (HPC) for Coulombic Efficiency (CE) Measurements

    Quantifying the influence of changes in the electrodes or electrolytes on the battery lifetime, under classical testing conditions requires extremely long times. Contrarily to simply cycling cells until they reach their end of life, only making a few Coulombic Efficiency (CE) measurements can reduce the duration of the experiment to 3-4 weeks, while providing a tool to evaluate and compare the stability of different cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is the coulombic efficiency ?
    • How can it be used to rapidly estimate battery lifetime ?
    • What is required in terms of accuracy and precision of the instruments ?

    Presenter
    Dr. Nicolas Murer – Product Manager and Applications Engineer at Bio-Logic SAS, France

    Nicolas Murer is an application and product manager at Bio-Logic Science Instruments. Bio-Logic designs and manufactures potentiostats/galvanostats, battery cyclers and scanning probe electrochemical workstations.

    He received his engineer diploma from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in electrochemistry and materials in 2003. He then received his Ph.D. at Université de Bourgogne in 2008. Prior to joining Bio-Logic in 2011, he was a post-doc at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 1/3: Selecting your Cell and Cell Manufacturer(s)

    After designing your product, you need to ensure the battery with which you are operating it will ensure the right performance and lifetime. When deciding this, narrowing down which chemistry (e.g. Li-ion, lithium primary, NiMH, etc.) best fits your product and which form factor are some of the first steps. Choosing a cell design (high-power vs. high-energy, for example) is another step and finally, finding the right cell manufacturer to fabricate your cells and packs. This webinar is the first in a three-part series on designing the right battery for your product. It will cover many of the key differences in chemistries, form factors, and cell designs and other best practices.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Choosing the right chemistry for your application
    • Choosing the right form factor
    • Choosing cell designs (e.g. high power vs. high-energy)

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 2/3: Beyond the Standards: Device-Specific Testing

    After choosing your cell and manufacturer (Part 1 of this series), most likely, they will have passed the tests of various standards organizations. However, depending on your operating environment, you may need to go above and beyond the baseline to ensure your product operates as intended. This webinar is Part 2 in a three-part series and will review a variety of factors to consider in your device-specific testing, including designing tests to predict the outcomes of various user-abuse scenarios, understanding the mechanisms of gas generation, capacity retention based on different voltage windows, and what happens if you need to cycle your cells outside of their operating range (outside in an Arizona summer or Minnesota winter, for example).

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • User-abuse scenarios to prevent against
    • Causes and effects of various gas generation mechanisms
    • Voltage limits

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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    Battery Selection Tutorial Course 3/3: Integrating Your Battery Into Your Product – Designing for Worst-Case Scenarios

    The last part in Exponent’s three-part series, this webinar will focus on the finished product from the viewpoint of the battery. How can you best protect your battery within your device? Is your battery going to be user-replaceable? If you’re creating multi-cell packs, how should they be separated from (yet still connected to) each other? Should a thermal event occur, how can you prevent that from cascading through the whole pack? This webinar will help to answer many of those questions, and discuss design questions to help safeguard your battery pack throughout its entire lifecycle.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Creating multi-cell packs
    • Containing thermal runaway events

    Presenter
    Exponent – a multidisciplinary engineering and scientific consulting firm with significant experience in various aspects of battery design, safety testing and failure analysis.

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    A Raft of EVs and Hybrids are Coming – Will the Buyers Follow?

    Current sales trends for hybrid and electric vehicles will be detailed as will the effect of public policy on these vehicles. California is moving forward even as the US EPA and NHTSA pull back, with states aligning with California that represent 40% of total US sales.

    There is a plethora of new products coming from a variety of automakers, with certain automakers taking their own unique approaches, which will of course differentially affect suppliers and consumers. While China may be “ground zero” for product introductions and sales, the US will see a significant number of new products, particularly if we include vehicles that are “electrified” (as opposed to fully electric vehicles).

    Changes in technology affecting the cost and therefore the price to consumers will be discussed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Sales Trends Regarding EVs and Hybrids
    • Current Status of the EPA/NHTSA Midterm Review
    • Current Status of CA Regulatory Intentions Regarding Fuel Economy and Zero Emission Vehicles
    • Automaker EV Plans Through 2025
    • Other Factors Affecting EV and Hybrid Sales in this Period

    Presenter
    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. The company produces a detailed sales forecast and product life cycle for hybrid and electric vehicles. Baum has experience analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Since the 1980s, Baum has produced an automotive production forecast and detailed analysis of the automotive market. He has experience in the area of fuel economy and emissions regulation, the impact of fuel prices, & the market for hybrid and electric vehicles.

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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 1/3: What is Round Trip Efficiency (RTE)? Why is it Important? How Much Does it Cost?

    In the first of this three-part webinar series, a definition of RTE will be presented along with simple system equations that are important to its understanding, determination and management. RTE for some popular battery systems i.e. Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, Vanadium Redox and Nickel Zinc will be computed as examples, and their variation with common variables such as rate, capacity variability & SOC swing will be discussed. The costs of Round Trip inefficiency can be significant, and are experienced by customers either in higher energy generating capital costs and/or higher operating expenses. The calculation of these higher costs will be reviewed, and there will be a discussion on the key industry variables that influence them. Different geographic and customer markets will be considered.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The Importance of RTE to battery selection decisions
    • How does RTE impact CAPEX and/or OPEX for energy storage
    • How is RTE defined and how can it be derived – comparison of different systems
    • An introduction to ancillary equipment energy losses

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 2/3: Ampere-Hour (Ah) RTE and Voltage Polarization Energy Losses

    Many aqueous systems have water electrolysis to contend with, and above 70-80% SOC, RTE losses from this competing reaction can be significant. Management of these losses has been evolving for decades, and there are now tried and tested methods mostly related to charging algorithms & partial state of charge (pSOC) cycling. These methods will be reviewed. Relevant for every battery chemistry, Cell Voltage factors, will be separated into eight different components, four each, for the cathode and anode. These will be presented & described. The variables that affect them will be reviewed, including the effects of age & cycling and methods for their ongoing measurement. Techniques to reduce and mitigate polarization will be detailed & possible benefits will be quantified in terms of RTE & cost for different scenarios.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Ah Efficiency losses in aqueous systems
    • Types of Voltage Polarization losses for all systems
    • Strategies and plans for reducing & mitigating efficiency losses
    • Improvement potential for different systems

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 3/3: Total Battery System RTE – Ranking and Comparison of Different Battery Chemistries

    RTE impacts of HVAC/Ventilation and Inverters will be described. Batteries generate heat, and this must be dissipated by system cooling and/or taken out of the system. Heat generated can be calculated by looking at IR heating and that generated (net) by exothermic reactions. Examples will include LFP, Li-NMC, Lead Acid and Nickel batteries, both when they are fresh, as well as at their end of useful life. The overall ancillary equipment energy usage will be listed for these systems, and a % RTE loss will be calculated for both nominal rate and high rate applications. Commentary will be provided for other systems. RTE will be summarized and ranked for most energy storage battery chemistries including ZA, NaS, LiS, Saltwater, Liquid Metal, Zinc Bromine and Fuel Cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • RTE impacts of Inverters and HVAC
    • RTE impacts for ancillary equipment for different systems
    • RTE numbers for most battery systems being considered for energy storage

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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