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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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    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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    Avoid Battery Explosions and Fires – With Right Data and Better Designs

    Modern Li Ion batteries contain hazardous chemicals and heat up during use – this combination always has the potential to cause fires and explosions. This presentation will focus on improving the understanding of how such incidents occur, what can be done to avoid them and how the risk can be minimized during early stage design.

    The solution lies in knowledge of the heat generation rate during normal use, and information about safe boundaries such as temperature, discharge rate & overcharge in realistic situations that represent actual conditions of use. Data from commercial batteries of different types, including videos of batteries undergoing thermal runaway, will be used to illustrate these points.

    A relatively new technique will also be discussed with data, which allows total heat output during discharge to be measured on-line and this can be used both for design and battery modelling. Examples of the data will be provided.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why battery fires and explosions occur
    • How to design safer batteries through understanding of heat generation
    • Video evidence of batteries under explosive conditions
    • How better thermal management systems can be designed – based on heat measurement from isothermal calorimetry
    • Laboratory instruments suitable for testing and data generation

    Presenter
    Dr. Jasbir Singh – Managing Director at Hazard Evaluation Laboratory

    Jasbir is a chemical engineer specializing in thermal hazards and calorimetry, traditionally for the chemical industry but now increasingly involved in battery safety, especially Li-ion EV and related types.

    A graduate of Imperial College (London), where he undertook PhD into combustion and explosions, his experience includes many years in process design for the chemical and petrochemical industries. He is currently developing test methods and instruments for use in design of battery thermal management systems.

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    The Potential Impact of a New U.S. Administration on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

    The impact of the election upon government policy & the automotive industry is complicated and unclear. Fuel economy regulations are in place through Model Year 2021. We will explore the potential impacts on Model Years 2022-25 & beyond including the Midterm Review & the California Zero Emission Vehicle regulations which become more stringent in 2018.

    The strategies of the global automakers will be discussed including Volkswagen (as it attempts to recover from its diesel scandal) & the Detroit Three automakers that are focusing their expansion on markets outside North America. The role of China will also be assessed.

    Technology improvements and their implication upon cost will also be discussed, as will the full impact of electrification (including 48 volt technology) on the vehicle fleet.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Potential Legislative & Regulatory Changes Affecting Manufacturers and Consumers
    • Potential Responses by Industry & the New Administration to EPA Regulation for Model Years 2022-2025
    • Potential Responses from NHTSA Which May Still Rule on 2022-2025 Period
    • Reaction From California & the Impact of Its Zero Emission Vehicle Policies
    • Impact of Automaker Strategies Which are Global
    • Impact of Business & Technological Trends

    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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    Understand and Prevent Battery Fires and Explosions – and Avoid Costly Failures Like the Samsung Note 7

    Modern batteries (eg Li-Ion) contain hazardous chemicals & they heat up during use: this combination always has the potential to cause fires & explosions. This presentation will focus on improving the understanding of how these incidents occur, what can be done to avoid them & how the risk can be minimized during early stage design.

    The Samsung Note 7 phone & Boeing Dreamliner airplane fires are very costly examples of how even large corporations fail to understand the potential fire risk of batteries.

    The solution lies in knowledge of heat generation rate during normal use & information about safe boundaries such as temperature, discharge rate & overcharge, in realistic situations that represent actual use conditions. Data from commercial batteries of different types will be used to illustrate these points.

    A relatively new technique will also be discussed with data, which allows total heat output during discharge to be measured on-line and this can be used both for design and battery modelling. Examples of the data will be provided.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why battery fires & explosions occur
    • How to design safer batteries though understanding of heat generation
    • Video evidence of batteries under explosive conditions
    • How better thermal management systems can be designed – based on heat measurement from isothermal calorimetry
    • Laboratory instruments suitable for testing and data generation

    Presenter
    Dr. Jasbir Singh – Managing Director at Hazard Evaluation Laboratory

    Jasbir is a chemical engineer specializing in thermal hazards and calorimetry, traditionally for the chemical industry but now increasingly involved in battery safety, especially Li-ion EV and related types.

    A graduate of Imperial College (London), where he undertook PhD into combustion and explosions, his experience includes many years in process design for the chemical and petrochemical industries. He is currently developing test methods and instruments for use in design of battery thermal management systems.

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    Solid Electrolytes and Bulk Scale Solid-State Batteries

    Recently, the push to move beyond Li – ion battery technology has grown. Several advanced battery technologies & chemistries have been identified as promising candidates including i) solid-state batteries with Li metal anode, ii) Li – S chemistries, iii) Li – air(oxygen), and iv) flow batteries. Although an engineered solution using liquids may be possible for some of these options, a solid electrolyte is an enabling technology for each of these beyond Li – ion alternatives. This webinar will introduce the operating principles of each of these cell technologies and solid electrolytes will be discussed in this context. The requirements of a solid electrolyte will be outlined & several state of the art solid electrolytes will be compared. Recent technical progress towards the fabrication of solid-state batteries will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of market applications for solid-state will be presented.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Overview of beyond Li – ion battery technologies enabled by solid electrolytes
    • Comparison of state of the art solid electrolytes
    • Recent technical progress towards solid-state batteries
    • Review of market applications for solid-state batteries

    Presenter

    Travis Thompson – Post Doctorate Research Fellow at University of Michigan

    Travis received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010 from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his PhD in Materials Science at Michigan State University in 2014. His graduate work has focused on synthesis & processing of materials for direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion & storage. This includes ambient drying of silica aerogels, processing of oxide based thermoelectric materials, & electrochemical characterization of ceramic solid electrolytes for advanced batteries. He is now a Research Fellow at The University of Michigan and is exploring commercialization of Solid-State Batteries from his graduate work.

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