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

    Duration – 1 hour

    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

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Characterizing Performance and Determining Reliability of Batteries for Medical Applications

    As the number and variety of battery powered devices used in medical applications grows, batteries are playing an ever more important role in determining the reliability of these devices. Unlike the portable consumer electronics industry where high unit volumes can justify the design and manufacturing of custom batteries, the medical device industry must often utilize standard, off-the-shelf batteries for their devices. Even when the production of custom batteries is justified, few battery manufacturers appreciate the level of quality and reliability that is required by the medical device industry.

    In this webinar we will look at how to quantify the performance characteristics of batteries in a way that allows direct comparisons to be made between various vendors, form factors and chemistries. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate common mistakes made in battery selection and use, and methods for conducting accelerated aging studies will be discussed. When properly conducted, such aging studies can be used to identify potential reliability issues, monitor the manufacturing quality of the batteries and serve as a tool to aid in the selection and qualification of various battery vendors.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What do you need to know that is not on the specification sheets?
    • How do you make apples-to-apples performance comparisons between different battery types?
    • When is impedance and/or capacity matching important in multi-cell configurations?
    • How can quality be compared between vendors?
    • How can battery longevity be predicted in specific applications?

    Presenter

    Dr. Quinn C. Horn – Principal Engineer at Exponent, Inc.

    Dr. Quinn Horn has been with Exponent for ten years. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he collaborates with researchers in the Electrochemical Energy Laboratory on projects related to electric vehicles and new gas diffusion electrodes for metal-air batteries and fuel cells.

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