Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    Determination of Battery Safety and Performance Parameters using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – Thermal Hazard Technology is a proud sponsor of this event.

    This presentation describes the applications of adiabatic calorimetery in the field of battery safety and performance testing. This technique which was originally developed to assess hazards in the chemical industry has been applied to battery research by Thermal Hazard Technology for more than 20 years since the lithium-ion cell was first commercialized.

    The fundamental principles of the ARC are explained, as well as the challenges faced when scaling up safety tests from coin cells to large cells of 100Ah or more. The benefits of an adiabatic environment are shown when examining various types of abuse tests such as nail penetration, short-circuit and overcharge. Gas measurement and collection studies are also described.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry
    • Applying adiabatic calorimetry to battery testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic safety testing
    • Parameters established by adiabatic performance testing
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Research Scientist at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology as a Research Scientist for 7 years. He joined the company in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    Danny’s role has expanded to cover lab work, R&D, installation, training and support for THT’s full range of calorimeters. Danny’s focus is primarily in the area of lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal.

    Danny has installed calorimeters and provided training for battery and automotive companies around the world such as Samsung, BMW and General Motors. Danny works in Thermal Hazard Technology’s UK office in Bletchley, UK.

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    Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries From Electric Vehicles

    The recycling of lithium-ion batteries – from EVs and others – will be discussed in this webinar.

    Recently, the pilot plant of project LithoRec II could prove that a newly developed combination of process steps enables the recovery of a mass fraction of 75 % and more on a material recycling basis from lithium-ion batteries. This is supposed to be much better than state of the art. Combining different process steps like discharging, dismantling, shredding, sifting and air-jet separation the project partners were able to achieve their goal: proving that lithium-ion batteries can be recycled better. One interesting process dealing with the electrolyte came in a black box (which was actually white) and this was because of another ongoing patenting process of Lion Engineering. A modified and simplified process works to directly recycle scraps from the production of lithium-ion batteries – in order to protect both: the environment and the stakeholder’s money.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries
    • Recycling Yields and how to regain 75% and more – on a material recycling basis
    • Direct Recycling of LIB-Production Scraps

    Presenter
    Christian Hanisch – CEO at Lion Engineering

    Christian studied Process Engineering at TU Braunschweig (Germany) and has worked in the research project LithoRec and designed LithoRec II at the Institute for Particle Technology / TU Braunschweig on the topic of Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries. He developed and patented new recycling processes and led the project to the realization of a pilot plant. Recognizing the highest interest of industrial partners in this topic he co-founded the spin-off Lion Engineering GmbH with fellow PhD students and Professor Arno Kwade in 2011. Beginning in 2016, Christian started to focus full-time on being CEO of Lion Engineering.

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    Battery Ageing – How Modeling is Used to Predict Battery Life

    Battery modeling and simulation makes it possible to analyze multiple operating conditions and design parameters for batteries and other electrochemical systems and processes. By developing mathematical models you can begin to understand the interaction of electrochemical and chemical processes in the battery and how these processes affect the performance and life of the battery.

    In this presentation, we will take a look at the benefits of modeling and simulation in the design, selection, and operation of a lithium-ion battery. We will especially take a look at how modeling can be used together with testing. These results provide manufacturers and application experts with the data to not only predict battery life but to analyze the implications of design parameters and operating conditions to better understand the limitation of the battery.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Benefits of modeling and simulations in the design, selection, and operation of a lithium-ion battery
    • Implications of design parameters and operating conditions with respect to experimental observations of battery performance, aging, and battery safety
    • How battery modeling can be used together with testing

     Presenter

    Tom O’Hara – Global Business Manager, Intertek

    Tom O’Hara is the global business manager / advisory services for Intertek’s energy storage programs. Aside from his consulting role, Tom supports U.S. and European marketing and sales efforts and APAC CTIA certification efforts. As a 30-year veteran of the battery technology field, Tom has worked in Energizer Battery’s R&D sector and consulted with several start-up battery companies. He is also the co-inventor of the world’s first successful mercury-free zinc air button cell and holds seven U.S. patents. He obtained both a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

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    Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Sales and Market Prospects Through 2020 – It’s Not What “They” Say

    Some industry observers have proclaimed that the electric vehicle market in the U.S. is failing. While overall sales have declined somewhat in recent months, this view is simplistic and short-sighted. A number of key products are at the end of their life cycle, with new versions on the way, and a variety of all-new products are coming. Strength in trucks and crossovers currently works against sales of these vehicles, but that will also change going forward.

    The increase in product offerings is led by a number of factors including consumer interest, regulatory requirements and government incentives in the U.S. and elsewhere, technology and cost improvements, and an interest by various automakers in making a corporate statement.

    The role of dealers has been a problem that has received little attention. There are methods to address this issue, but they are often not utilized.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Issues Affecting Sales
    • Product Actions and Sales Forecast by Vehicle Type – Micro Hybrids, Mild Hybrids, Regular Hybrids, Plug In Hybrids, Battery Electrics, and Fuel Cells
    • Key Trends by Vehicle Type – Now & Going Forward
    • Importance of Regulatory Policy Including California Zero Emission Vehicle Rules and EPA/NHTSA Midterm Review
    • Various Automakers Have Very Different Strategies to Electrification

    Presenter

    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. He has a long record of analyzing the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. Alan has been a contributor to a number of studies in this area including “Driving Growth: How Clean Cars and Climate Policy Can Create Jobs” and other projects analyzing the impact of fuel saving technologies on the auto industry. Since the 1980s, Alan has produced a detailed automotive production forecast and provided analysis of the automotive and medium- & heavy-duty truck markets.

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    Beyond Electrochemical Analysis – 2D to 4D Correlation of Microstructure and Chemistry in Li-ion Batteries

    Single imaging instruments as well as correlative microscopy workflows have demonstrated some unique abilities to support LIB research beyond electrochemical analysis methods. Light microscopy delivers insights about ablation effects & phase orientations in the active material, while scanning electron microscopy (SEM) reveals information about aging effects, nanometer cracks & the composition of the active material. Combining SEM with in-situ Raman spectroscopy extends the traditional SEM capabilities to organic and inorganic material identification. X-ray microscopy, furthermore, delivers 3D non-destructive imaging of full battery packs and localized high-resolution information, thus allowing the identification of regions of interest within the battery material volume. This presentation will demonstrate the application of these techniques to Li-ion battery research, including examples on anode, cathode, binder, and separator materials.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Introduction to available microscopic investigation techniques
    for Li-ion battery research:
    – Light Microscopy
    – Scanning Electron Microscopy
    – X-ray Microscopy
    – Raman Spectroscopy
    • Review of recent battery imaging studies in published literature
    • Case studies on using correlative microscopy to characterize battery performance & failure mechanisms

    Presenter
    Stefanie Freitag – Market Segment Manager at Carl Zeiss

    Stefanie is Market Segment Manager in Materials Research at Carl Zeiss Microscopy in Munich. She holds a Diploma in Engineering Physics, gained first work experiences in a nuclear fusion reactor with a pioneering concept in Greifswald, then worked 3 years in the solar industry in Ulm & Hsinchu, Taiwan. In her current position she analyzes and defines new microscopic solutions for specific materials segments including light microscopy, electron microscopy, x-ray microscopy and chemical methods like Raman spectroscopy.

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    Preventing Thermal Runaway in Energy Storage Systems (ESS)

    From air transportation to electric vehicles and most recently “Hover Boards”, our industry is painfully aware of the over-discharge malfunctions associated with high-energy lithium-ion batteries, yet according to recent studies, nearly 70% of all Energy Storage Systems currently deployed are lithium-ion. Avoiding the pitfalls of utilizing greater energy density in larger installations is what will be discussed. Michelle will walk through the recent innovations from materials and process tracking in battery manufacturing to comprehensive control of cells in a fully deployed system. Incorporating lessons learned from recent failure investigations by the NTSB and FAA as well as new DoE mandates, Michelle will discuss how to achieve and in some areas surpass the new emerging safety certifications for a multi-megawatt energy storage system.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Making batteries safe or making safe batteries? (control & mitigation)
    • Cell manufacture tracking, certification and response
    – NTSB & DoE analysis and current situation
    • Incorporating advanced battery management systems (BMS)
    – Active cell dynamic balancing
    – Cell replacement (hot-swapping)
    – System reconfiguration
    – Energy density scalability

    Presenter
    Michelle Klassen – VP of Business Development at Pathion, Inc.

    Michelle Klassen is VP of Business Development for PATHION Inc. which manufactures high-performance, safe, and reliable Energy Storage Systems (ESS) for commercial markets ranging from 86 kilowatt-hours in stand-alone systems to over 1 megawatt-hour in containerized units. Prior to PATHION, as Vice President at ZeroBase Energy, she led the design and implementation of power systems and micro-grids for customers, including the US Department of Defense, Kenya Ministry of Energy and the L.A. Department of Water and Power.

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    Energy Storage Potential and Opportunities in India

    India has aggressive targets for shifting to renewable energy, which at present is un-scheduled, and stresses the energy systems. One of the important means to meet these challenges is use of energy storage technologies. With launch of Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles missions, and new programs for on-site solar energy and rural micro-grids, energy storage has become a crucial component of energy strategy for India. This presentation will mainly focus on opportunities and potential of energy storage in India.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Drivers for Energy Storage in India
    • Energy Storage Market Potential in India
    – Grid Integration of RE
    – 100 planned smart cities
    – Microgrids
    – Electric Vehicles
    – Net metering policies
    – Other opportunities
    • Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap for India
    • Energy Storage Initiatives in India

    Presenter

    Akshay Ahuja – Business Analyst (India Smart Grid Forum)

    Akshay is currently working as Business Analyst with India Smart Grid Forum, a public-private partnership initiative of the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. At ISGF, he is working closely with two working groups namely “Policy and Regulation” and “Pilots and Business Models”.

    He is also part of modelling team working with Planning Commission of India on energy scenario exercise by putting all relevant numbers together into a calculator called “India Energy Security Scenarios, 2047”, for which he has worked on four themes – Electricity Import/export, Electrical Energy Storage, Carbon Capture and Storage, and Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses and currently is also working on version 2 of the tool. He is also a contributor to India Smart Grid Bulletin, a monthly newsletter by ISGF.

    Akshay earned an MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute (NPTI), and has a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Lingaya’s Institute of Management and Technology.

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    Lithium Ion Capacitors – Combining Energy with Power

    FREE Webinar – JSR Micro, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Lithium Ion Capacitors (LIC) are hybrids of electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) and lithium ion batteries (LIB). Combining the reversible non-Faradaic cathode from an EDLC and the reversible Faradaic anode from an LIB results in an ultra or super capacitor with significantly increased energy density, improved float performance and low self-discharge rates. Avoiding the lithium metal oxide cathodes from LIB’s improves the inherent safety and eliminates Cobalt content, however still combines aspects of energy & power of both cell types. The Faradaic intercalation/deintercalation reactions at the anode are capable of generating a significant amount of charge, while the non-Faradaic electrostatic storage of the electrical energy formed at the interface of the electrode and the electrolyte, known as an electric double layer, results in fast charge and discharge capabilities for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of cycles.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is an LIC? Technology Introduction
    • Key Benefits
    • Safety
    • EDLC vs LIC
    • Applications

    Presenter

    Jeff Myron – Energy Solutions Program Manager at JSR Micro, Inc.

    Since 2011 Jeff has been responsible for business development in North America of JSR group’s environmental energy products including, lithium ion capacitors (LIC) and aqueous battery binders. Jeff joined JSR in 2006 as a Technical Sales Specialist for advanced photoresists utilized in IC manufacturing. Immediately prior to JSR, Jeff worked at Molecular Imprints developing the commercial infrastructure for next generation nano imprint lithography templates. Prior to joining Molecular Imprints, he held various engineering, engineering management & product management positions at Motorola, DuPont Photomask & Brewer Science. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois State University in 1990 and an MBA from Webster University in 2001.

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    Data-Driven Battery Product Development: Turn Battery Performance Into a Competitive Advantage

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

    Battery performance is a primary source of user dissatisfaction across a broad range of applications, and is the key bottleneck slowing the adoption of electric vehicles, renewable energy, and longer lasting, more powerful mobile electronics. Moreover, advances in battery development are continually slowed by inefficiencies and missed opportunities in analyzing the vast amounts of raw data generated during testing and operation, and the lack of effective tools to process and analyze this data.

    In this webinar, we’ll present approaches to eliminate these data bottlenecks and explain how to leverage your information to help you ship quality products faster using fewer resources while ensuring safety and reliability in the field, ultimately turning battery performance into a competitive advantage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What bottlenecks are hindering the development of new batteries and battery powered systems?
    • What are your batteries trying to tell you? Expose additional value using techniques like differential capacity analysis
    • Case studies on data-driven product development at each stage of the battery lifecycle: from R&D to operation in the field

    Presenter
    Tal Sholklapper – CEO and Co-founder at Voltaiq

    Tal is the CEO and co-founder of Voltaiq, an battery intelligence software company. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing a ultra-low- cost grid-scale battery. Before joining CUNY, Dr. Sholklapper 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 earned bachelors degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley, going on complete a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in just two and a half years.

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    Addressing Engineering Challenges of Vehicle Electrification With Model-Based Systems Engineering

    The concern for the environment and energy savings is changing the way we think about transportation. Wide spreading vehicle electrification – not only through Electric Vehicles (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), but also electrification in conventional vehicles – has become a common trend of the industry and the upcoming battlefield to install new leading positions. Accounting for costs, reliability, safety, performance, customer acceptance, infrastructure and design process makes manufacturers and suppliers facing new engineering challenges that need to be addressed in a very short time-frame.

    Technologies used for electrification are causing a growing complexity in systems and components, and producing vehicles designed right, first, at reasonable costs make the implementation of collaborative mechatronic system simulation a decisive and mandatory step in the engineering process.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What are the global trends and challenges of vehicle electrification?
    • What are the available technologies for reducing CO2 emissions?
    • What are the benefits of stop & start and regenerative braking systems?
    • How to characterize battery and optimize its thermal management?
    • How do energy storage architectures impact battery aging?

    Presenter

    Himanshu Kalra – Application Engineer, Siemens

    Himanshu Kalra is an Application Engineer with Siemens PLM Software. He graduated with his Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University and his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Management and Technology, India. He works with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Simulation tools to model and analyze vehicle electrification strategies, including thermal management, battery characterization and the impacts on battery ageing. He also has an experience working with technologies used for reducing emissions on internal combustion engines.

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