Product Development

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Non-Destructive Testing: Insuring Safety, Reliability, and Reducing Cost of Li Batteries

    Non-destructive non-contact electromagnetic, ultrasonic, holographic interferometry, gas discharge visualization, and combined methods are innovative tools for successful coordination of stages of R&D, manufacturing, and applications of Li batteries. Deployment of automated non-destructive quality assurance technology at every stage of the manufacturing process will increase the reliability and safety of batteries, while lowering overall manufacturing costs.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Physical principles of the non-destructive & non-contact methods for evaluation and testing of Li batteries during production:
    – Initial materials, including nano-structured powders of electrode materials
    – Polymer and solid inorganic electrolytes
    – Properties of electrodes during coating, including the resistance of interface between current collectors and electrode mass
    – Multi-layered electrode structures, as Jelly roll dry electrode structure
    – Final product
    • Design of equipment for non-destructive testing
    • Examples of using the non-destructive methods in Li batteries, super-capacitors, solar cells, chemical industry, and other industries (example – evaluating the properties of the cement)
    • Benchmarking, and the market of application for non-destructive, non-contact testing

    Presenter
    Dr. Elena Shembel – Chairman & CEO at Enerize Corporation

    Dr. Shembel is co-inventor of more than 50 patents and patent applications worldwide, including 15 US Patents and 1 Great Britain patent during last 8 years in the areas of batteries, solar cells, fuel cells, and non-destructive methods of testing. She earned PhD in “Electrochemical processes for systems with porous matrices for space systems”, and degree of Doctor of Chemical Sciences at the FSU Academy of Sciences Institute of Electrochemistry, Moscow for her work in processes and optimization of lithium batteries.

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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

    Presenter
    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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    Update on Zinc Hybrid Cathode Battery Technology: Lessons Learned from Demo Projects with Major Utilities in US & Europe

    With no economical means to store energy, the utility distribution network has typically been overbuilt and continually expanded to serve peak demand, though only a fraction of that infrastructure is used on an average day.

    Working closely with utility partners like AEP and Con Edison, Eos Energy Storage has evaluated the economics of battery storage on the distribution system, with compelling results. Using first-hand knowledge of system costs and specifications, it was found that a utility-owned battery system can break even with a conventional T&D upgrade of ~$5M, or less when monetizing available market revenues.

    In this webinar, Eos will share an update on commercialization of its zinc hybrid cathode battery technology and share lessons learned from deployments with major utilities in the US and Europe, from initial business case analysis to commissioning a turnkey product.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Discuss how energy storage can be leveraged as a utility distribution asset and market resource
    • Share Eos’s experience in deploying energy storage systems at utility sites in the US and Europe
    • Update on performance and path to commercialization for novel zinc hybrid cathode battery technology

    Presenter

    Philippe Bouchard – Vice President, Business Development at Eos Energy Storage

    Philippe joined Eos after 5 years of in-depth experience leading emerging technology and regulatory initiatives within the utility energy industry. While working previously within Southern California Edison’s Advanced Technology Organization, Philippe co-authored SCE’s Smart Grid Deployment Plan and managed a $3 million portfolio of diversified R&D and technology evaluation projects. Philippe brings an interdisciplinary background in chemistry and environmental sciences, and graduated with a B.A. from Pomona College.

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    Accelerating Launch of New Battery Technologies by Expediting Samples Through Collaborative Partnerships

    Polaris is a processing lab that accelerates new lithium ion battery developments resulting in faster delivery of samples. It provides processing services to accelerate the optimization of recipes for battery developers. Using its services, customers can avoid delays in launching products due to internal funding and staffing constraints.

    Services include anode and cathode electrode mix and coat trials, pouch stack cell assemblies, cell and material analytical testing services, business advisory services, and a link to high volume production.

    Two major roadblocks facing battery technology companies are addressed: 1) Startups lack staffing, process knowledge, funding, and equipment to develop samples, and 2) Commercialization of new battery technologies is capital intensive and takes long time to pass quality standards

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Significant new material inventions in lithium ion and other advanced battery chemistries in the US
    • Two primary issues or “gaps” in getting these technologies to the market
    – generating samples for investors, customers and internal engineering evaluation and optimization
    – building a battery factory and gaining product and quality system approval (a huge undertaking)
    • Polaris Battery Labs Capability Overview for samples and commercialization
    • Partner Profile; Carestream Heath as a contract coating partner to reduce time-to-market and risks

    Presenter
    Doug Morris – CEO – Polaris Battery Labs, LLC

    Doug has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications, components, battery, and energy storage industries. Prior to working at Polaris Labs he was VP of Operations at Enevate. Doug has also held various executive, management, and engineering positions over his 21 year career with Motorola where he was VP and Director of Engineering, Quality, and Supply Chain Management for the Energy Systems Group. Doug was also a founder of Motorola’s Product Testing Services business.

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