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    Key Trends, Recent Developments and ‘What’s Next’ for Energy Storage?

    Billions of dollars have recently been invested into advanced energy storage systems initiatives globally. These include further development of R&D and manufacturing advancements in xEV batteries, stationary power systems, “beyond lithium” technologies, and more. NextEnergy will share some knowledge gained through its suite of venture support services, including access to funding opportunities, & in-depth value chain and market analyses, based on primary & secondary research.

    This webinar will highlight some key market and R&D trends, key innovators in the energy storage space, and take a high-level look at other initiatives influencing “what’s next” in the field of advanced energy storage, with an emphasis on Li Ion batteries for automotive applications.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • NextEnergy’s capabilities, and a sneak preview of NextEnergy’s Li Ion battery value chain. This work is primarily focused on automotive applications
    • Key general trends in the energy storage sector, in terms of manufacturing, R&D, and market trends
    • A brief review of select early stage companies offering innovative solutions to the energy storage community
    • Select novel R&D initiatives in the Li Ion and “beyond lithium ion” spaces will be presented, at a high-level, and “what’s next” in energy storage systems will be addressed

    Presenter

    Kelly Jezierski – Energy Storage Manager, NextEnergy

    Kelly Jezierski has been with NextEnergy for over 7 years. NextEnergy is one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy technologies, businesses and industries. Kelly is leading a joint initiative funded by the US Department of Commerce and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to foster growth in the advanced energy storage cluster and fill gaps in the domestic supply chain. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Alternative Energy Technologies degrees, both from Wayne State University.

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    Development and Testing of Electric Drives and Battery Management Systems

    Many types of hybrid and electric drive (E-Drive) control systems are being developed for platforms in several industries. These systems also use Battery Management Systems (BMS) to handle their demanding power needs. However, the development of these technologies brings increased system complexity, evident in the many platform variants and control algorithms of various electronic control units (ECUs).

    dSPACE provides comprehensive solutions for E-Drive or BMS development, from providing proper hardware I/O interfaces for prototyping/testing these applications to real-time models for simulation of these controlled systems. There is also the need for consideration of power and safety requirements and precision of the simulation or control capability.

    This presentation will cover RCP and HIL systems and models for the development and validation of E-Drive and BMS control systems. Specific implementation techniques for model processing and interfaces in real-time along with critical power interface and electrical hardware functionality will be shown.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Real-time Simulation Models for Electric Motors and Battery Systems
    • Rapid Prototyping hardware for E-Drive and BMS Development
    • Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulators for testing E-Drive/BMS Systems

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    Jace Allen – Lead Technical Specialist – Simulation & Test Systems at dSPACE Inc.

    Jace is the Lead Technical Specialist for Simulation and Test Systems at dSPACE, Inc, having designed and managed over 200 Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) system implementations for various customers. In the past 20 years he has handled many diverse modeling, controls, and simulation test applications in the Automotive, Commercial Vehicle, and Aerospace areas. His background includes modeling, simulation, and product development for vehicle powertrain, safety/security systems and also software development with embedded controls tools. He is a member of SAE, IEEE, and AIAA and has published 10 SAE Papers.

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    Advancing Mining Processes to Make Better Materials for Use in Lithium Ion Batteries

    American Manganese Inc has developed a low-cost, environmentally friendly hydrometallurgical process to recover manganese (Mn) from lower grade resources. American Manganese has applied for a patent for their hydrometallurgical process that produces electrolytic manganese metal with low energy and water consumption. American Manganese commissioned R&D contractor, Kemetco Research Inc to determine uses of Artillery Peak manganese resource material to generate high value alternative products. Chemical manganese dioxide (CMD) and lithiated manganese oxide (LixMn2O4) for use in rechargeable batteries were the areas researched.

    The research was successful in producing CMD from Artillery Peak resource material with low cation impurities and avoiding processing steps that are known to introduce metallic impurities in the final product. Cation impurities cause capacity fade, whereas metallic impurities are known to cause catastrophic failures (such as fire and explosions) in lithium ion batteries. Working rechargeable lithium ion coin cell battery prototypes were produced from the CMD material.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Catastrophic failure of Li Ion batteries caused by metallic impurities that may be introduced from the mining of raw materials
    • Conventional mining process to recover MnO2 used to make LiMn2O4
    • Research on a new mining process that avoids steps known to introduce metallic impurities to recover MnO2 used to make LiMn2O4

    Presenter
    Norman Chow – President – Kemetco Research, Inc.

    Norman earned a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Metals and Materials Engineering from University of British Columbia. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in British Columbia. He has over 15 years of technology development and contract research experience. He is the President of Kemetco Research Inc., which he formed after acquiring the Industrial Process Division of BC Research Inc. BC Research had been in operation for over 60 years as an R&D contractor.

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