Pre-Recorded Webinars

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    New Developments in Isothermal Microcalorimetry and ARC® Testing Methods

    FREE Webinar – THT is a proud sponsor of this event.

    This presentation describes two main types of calorimetric techniques which can be used to carry out performance and safety testing on batteries. These are isothermal calorimetry and adiabatic calorimetry.

    THT’s new Micro Battery Calorimeter is presented along with initial data from a prototype unit.  This device is focused on high sensitivity measurement which is required for coin and button cell samples which produce only milliwatts of heat during use. This is an example of an isothermal calorimeter system.

    The second half of the presentation covers battery testing methods for the ARC® adiabatic calorimeter system. The theoretical background of the test method is described and recommended practice for various types of testing are discussed.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principles of isothermal calorimetry for batteries
    • Introduction to the Micro Battery Calorimeter and initial data
    • Theoretical background to ARC® testing
    • Recommended ARC® testing practices

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology for 10 years. His current position is Technical Performance Manager. He manages THT’s test lab which has recently been expanded due to THT’s increasing cell testing workload.

    He joined the company after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    As well as managing the lab, Danny is involved with technical support, installation and training for THT’s calorimeter systems. He has provided training for battery and automotive companies around the world such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW and General Motors. Danny is based in THT’s head office in Bletchley, UK.

    THT is a proud sponsor of this event.

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    Energy Storage – A Key Enabler for Adoption of Renewables in India

    The new era of the energy sector encircles around alternate sources of energy, the truth in the phrase has now been well understood and accepted by even the toughest critic of change.The world has become aware and has put its faith in renewables. But with increase of renewables in grid what also creeps in is variability, which makes the grid inertia go down. The call of the day is to make renewables responsible, one potential way of the same is through combining storage with renewables. But how viable is storage and to what extent can it stop the variability brought to the grid by renewables. This paper discusses on the storage potentials, their types, present challenges and way forward.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current power sector scenario – India preview
    • Market predictions
    • Challenges
    • How energy storage can be an enabler
    • Present status of energy storage, forecast, challenges and way forward

    Presenter
    Debmalya Sen – Innovation Manager at CLP India Private Ltd.

    Mr. Sen is a power sector professional with a decade of asset management and techno-commercial experience across renewable energy, fossil fuel project, combined cycle duel fuel plant and high voltage sub-station operations, including innovation, new energy and sustainability. He is presently leading Innovation initiatives for CPL with focus on datacenters, microgrids, fuel cell applications, energy storage and EV charging.

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    Measurements That Accelerate Battery Development

    FREE Webinar – Metrohm is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Material damage and defects in separators and collectors can ultimately cause thermal runaway and lead to failure of the cell. Improved design of these key components is vital for safer batteries, and proper testing early in the development process ensures high performance.

    In this webinar, battery expert Brian Morin, CEO of Soteria Battery Innovation Group, will reveal new architectures that lead to safer cell performance. Reza Fathi, Product Specialist from Metrohm Autolab, will discuss the use of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for Li-ion battery analysis. Using case studies and real-world examples, they will also describe why performance-predictive electrical and electrochemical measurements are necessary to accelerate the development process.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • How to design separators and current collectors to deter thermal runaway
    • How to utilize bench-top measurements as screening tools during early cell development to reduce time and expense
    • How temperature-controlled impedance measurements lead to advanced materials analysis
    • Electrochemical techniques to test and evaluate Li-ion cells

    Presenters
    Dr. Brian Morin – Co-Founder & CEO at Soteria Battery Innovation Group
    Dr. Reza Fathi – Product Specialist at Metrohm Autolab

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    Advanced Techniques For Addressing Issues in Battery Safety and Performance Using Adiabatic Calorimetry

    FREE Webinar – THT is a proud sponsor of this event.

    Adiabatic calorimetry is a widely utilized technique within the field of battery safety research. The method has been adapted from the chemical industry to address a significant range of safety and performance tests on battery components, cells and even modules.

    Although a number of different battery tests may be employed using the ARC, interpretation of results is not always straightforward. Some of the principles which apply to ARC chemical testing do not translate directly to battery testing due to the variable nature of samples.

    This presentation describes both the advantages and limitations of ARC testing on batteries and how the ARC test can be adapted to address different questions in battery research as well as quality control.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The principles of adiabatic calorimetry (ARC)
    • How calorimetry can be used in battery testing
    • What we learn from battery testing by calorimetry
    • Pressure measurement and gas collection during thermal runaway
    • Advanced testing techniques in adiabatic battery calorimetry

    Presenter
    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at THT

    Danny Montgomery joined THT in 2009 after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics. His current role as Technical Performance Manager involves running the calorimetry lab with involvement in technical aspects of THT’s instrumentation.

    Danny’s focus is primarily on lithium battery calorimetry; both adiabatic and isothermal. He oversees the use of calorimeters for customer sample testingas well as installing calorimeter systems and provided training and technical supportfor battery and automotive companies worldwide, such as Panasonic, BMW and Samsung. Danny works in THT’s UK office in Milton Keynes.

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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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    High Precision Cycling (HPC) for Coulombic Efficiency (CE) Measurements

    Quantifying the influence of changes in the electrodes or electrolytes on the battery lifetime, under classical testing conditions requires extremely long times. Contrarily to simply cycling cells until they reach their end of life, only making a few Coulombic Efficiency (CE) measurements can reduce the duration of the experiment to 3-4 weeks, while providing a tool to evaluate and compare the stability of different cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • What is the coulombic efficiency ?
    • How can it be used to rapidly estimate battery lifetime ?
    • What is required in terms of accuracy and precision of the instruments ?

    Presenter
    Dr. Nicolas Murer – Product Manager and Applications Engineer at Bio-Logic SAS, France

    Nicolas Murer is an application and product manager at Bio-Logic Science Instruments. Bio-Logic designs and manufactures potentiostats/galvanostats, battery cyclers and scanning probe electrochemical workstations.

    He received his engineer diploma from Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in electrochemistry and materials in 2003. He then received his Ph.D. at Université de Bourgogne in 2008. Prior to joining Bio-Logic in 2011, he was a post-doc at the Ohio State University, Columbus.

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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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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 1/3: What is Round Trip Efficiency (RTE)? Why is it Important? How Much Does it Cost?

    In the first of this three-part webinar series, a definition of RTE will be presented along with simple system equations that are important to its understanding, determination and management. RTE for some popular battery systems i.e. Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, Vanadium Redox and Nickel Zinc will be computed as examples, and their variation with common variables such as rate, capacity variability & SOC swing will be discussed. The costs of Round Trip inefficiency can be significant, and are experienced by customers either in higher energy generating capital costs and/or higher operating expenses. The calculation of these higher costs will be reviewed, and there will be a discussion on the key industry variables that influence them. Different geographic and customer markets will be considered.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The Importance of RTE to battery selection decisions
    • How does RTE impact CAPEX and/or OPEX for energy storage
    • How is RTE defined and how can it be derived – comparison of different systems
    • An introduction to ancillary equipment energy losses

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 2/3: Ampere-Hour (Ah) RTE and Voltage Polarization Energy Losses

    Many aqueous systems have water electrolysis to contend with, and above 70-80% SOC, RTE losses from this competing reaction can be significant. Management of these losses has been evolving for decades, and there are now tried and tested methods mostly related to charging algorithms & partial state of charge (pSOC) cycling. These methods will be reviewed. Relevant for every battery chemistry, Cell Voltage factors, will be separated into eight different components, four each, for the cathode and anode. These will be presented & described. The variables that affect them will be reviewed, including the effects of age & cycling and methods for their ongoing measurement. Techniques to reduce and mitigate polarization will be detailed & possible benefits will be quantified in terms of RTE & cost for different scenarios.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Ah Efficiency losses in aqueous systems
    • Types of Voltage Polarization losses for all systems
    • Strategies and plans for reducing & mitigating efficiency losses
    • Improvement potential for different systems

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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    Energy Storage RTE Tutorial Course 3/3: Total Battery System RTE – Ranking and Comparison of Different Battery Chemistries

    RTE impacts of HVAC/Ventilation and Inverters will be described. Batteries generate heat, and this must be dissipated by system cooling and/or taken out of the system. Heat generated can be calculated by looking at IR heating and that generated (net) by exothermic reactions. Examples will include LFP, Li-NMC, Lead Acid and Nickel batteries, both when they are fresh, as well as at their end of useful life. The overall ancillary equipment energy usage will be listed for these systems, and a % RTE loss will be calculated for both nominal rate and high rate applications. Commentary will be provided for other systems. RTE will be summarized and ranked for most energy storage battery chemistries including ZA, NaS, LiS, Saltwater, Liquid Metal, Zinc Bromine and Fuel Cells.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • RTE impacts of Inverters and HVAC
    • RTE impacts for ancillary equipment for different systems
    • RTE numbers for most battery systems being considered for energy storage

    Presenter
    Dr. Halle Cheeseman – Founder/President at Energy Blues LLC

    Dr. Halle Cheeseman earned a PhD in Electrochemistry & Corrosion from the University of Nottingham in UK, graduating in 1985. She has held several executive positions in the battery industry over the past 32 years, including Sr. VP of R&D at Spectrum Brands and VP of R&D at Exide Technologies. Her specific battery experience includes Lithium Ion, Zinc Air, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Iron, Alkaline and Lead Acid, focusing on Consumer, Industrial, Automotive & Renewable Energy applications. In July 2017, Dr. Cheeseman founded Energy Blues LLC, an energy storage consulting cooperative comprising 20+ subject matter experts.

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