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    Adding Intelligent Battery Management to Lead-Acid Energy Storage Systems

    Lead batteries are resilient and have a low likelihood of catastrophic failure. However, their lifespan can be significantly reduced when operated outside of manufacturer specifications. The extension of lead battery life through active battery management is becoming a compelling value proposition for vendors of lead-based energy storage systems.

    The evolving regulatory environment governing energy storage safety is also impacting how both lead and lithium chemistries are to be managed moving forward. Join Nuvation CEO Michael Worry to explore the reasons why active battery management is becoming adopted in large-scale lead battery applications, and how the changing regulatory environment is impacting lead-based energy storage.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Controlling off-gassing in vented and VRLA lead batteries
    • Emerging functional safety regulations and UL 1973
    • Using a BMS to reduce the levelized cost of energy
    • Automating stack connection sequencing in a multi-stack ESS
    • Lead-based energy storage system deployments

    Presenter
    Michael Worry – CEO at Nuvation Energy

    Michael Worry founded Nuvation in 1997 and has grown the company into a thriving electronic products and engineering services firm with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Waterloo, Ontario Canada. He is the CEO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering services for large-scale energy storage systems.

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    Finding Your Place as the Industry Doubles Down on Electrified Vehicles

    Sales are moving forward, primarily due to the Tesla Model 3. A raft of new vehicles is arriving in 2019. Besides the plug-ins and battery electrics, hybrids (including 48V and stop/start micro hybrids) are coming.

    Is it a response to regulatory policy? Yes. Is regulatory policy unclear? Yes. Are some companies leaders and others laggards? Yes. Is the supply base critical to product development? Yes. Automakers are setting their own positions as they try to understand the threats and opportunities in their key global markets, even as the regulatory situation becomes more muddled.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current Sales Trends Regarding EVs and Hybrids
    • EPA/NHTSA vs. The Automakers!?
    • California, EU, and China March Forward
    • Strategies in Near-, Medium-, and Long-Term for Supplier and Automaker

    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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    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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    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

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    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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    Simulation Of Battery Crash – Where Do We Stand?

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    Safety is an important functional requirement in the development of large-format, energy-dense, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in electrified vehicles. Computer aided engineering (CAE) tools that predict the response of a Li-ion battery pack to various abusive conditions can provide valuable insight during the design phase and reduce the need for physical testing.

    However, the physics under such simulations is quite complex, and involves structural, thermal, electrical and electrochemical behaviors all coupled together and spanning length and time scales of different orders of magnitude.

    In this talk, ANSYS LS-DYNA’s capabilities in the area of battery simulation will be introduced, current numerical challenges discussed, as well as a potential way forward towards including battery models in full car crash simulations.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The state of battery crash simulations
    • Numerical challenges
    • Capabilities of the commercial finite element code in ANSYS LS-DYNA
    • A path towards capturing the thermal/mechanical/electromagnetic behavior of batteries during a full vehicle crash

    Presenter
    Inaki  Caldichoury  – Software Developer at ANSYS

    Inaki has been with ANSYS as a Software Developer since 2011, with a special focus on LS-DYNA and the electromagnetic and CFD solvers.

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    The US 2020 Market for Electrified Vehicles: Forward, Backward, or Sideways?

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    Sales of battery electrics and hybrids were up last year, while plug in hybrids dropped even as the number of entries increased. New products are coming in 2020 and beyond; will sales rise quickly enough to keep the market moving forward? Product, price, incentives, features, branding, and marketing all matter and will be discussed.

    For the second year in a row, we expect Tesla’s US sales to decline, although each category (e.g., hybrids, plug ins, battery electrics) will increase with the strongest increase in…regular and mild hybrids.

    Major changes in costs and technology, as well as the impact of suppliers in these areas, will be discussed, as well as expectations for the near-term.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Review of 2019 Sales with a 2020 Forecast
    • How Regulation in the US and Beyond Is Moving the Market
    • Regulation Matters, But Company Strategies Often Matter More
    • Is There a Gap Between Strategy and Reality?
    • The Role of Suppliers and Technology

    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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    BIS Tutorial Course 1/3: Introducing Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS)

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    While the industry is familiar with the battery and its BMS (battery management system), very few are aware of the critical need for a missing third layer, the Battery Intelligence System (BIS) needed to enable the leap in battery yield, energy density, and lifetime the industry is calling for.

    Battery Intelligence Systems are needed to leverage the latent value sitting in data that companies are collecting today, including but not limited to: data generated in battery factories in Asia, product OEMs around the globe, and ‘data lakes’ collecting data from systems in the field.

    Your organization already has the building blocks to enable BIS. In this webinar we’ll show you the benefits of unlocking the value of your battery data.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The need for Battery Intelligence
    • State of the industry: insufficient resources to meet aggressive electrification goals
    • State of data today: “Treating it like a mushroom and watching it grow”
    • Automation of standard analyses
    • Traceability with Battery Digital Twins

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO of Voltaiq. 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, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he holds the honor of completing the fastest engineering PhD in two and a half years.

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    BIS Tutorial Course 2/3: Battery Intelligence in Research and Development (R&D)

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    The development of new, improved battery systems is slowed by the long test times required to validate battery cycle life — three to six months for consumer electronics and multiple years for long-life applications such as transportation and energy storage.

    In this webinar, we’ll review how Battery Intelligence Systems (BIS) can enable accelerated development cycles and time to market. BIS can not only speed development cycles with automated background analytics; it can also unlock new insights with enhanced analytical techniques, helping you make better decisions faster.

    This webinar will focus on specific end-uses including fast-charge algorithm development, BMS algorithms and new materials development, and how BIS can accelerate optimization and new product introduction.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The state of the battery development ecosystem
    • The design of experiments (DoE) to optimize performance
    • Dramatic changes in workflow with Battery Intelligence System (BIS) Software
    • Enhanced analytics examples including differential capacity analysis (dQ/dV vs V) and on-line correlative analysis
    • BIS enabled faster development cycles and time to market

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is the CEO of Voltaiq. 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, Dr. Sholklapper co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS in Physics and Applied Mathematics and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley, where he holds the honor of completing the fastest engineering PhD in two and a half years.

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