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    BMS Tutorial Course 1/3: Optimal Design Approaches to Battery Racks, Packs and Modules

    There are several ways to reduce the cost of your battery stack design while maintaining high performance and reliability. Alex Ramji, Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy will present a variety of approaches for lowering the cost of battery control electronics through innovative module and rack design. He will share examples of module and stack configurations for different types of cells, and explain how they have been architected to meet target stack voltages, amperages, and ESS capacities.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The master/slave battery management system model
    • Reducing BMS hardware through module, tray and stack design
    • Battery stack solution examples
    • Management of multiple stacks in parallel

    Presenter
    Alex Ramji – Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy

    Alex Ramji manages Nuvation Energy’s Hardware Solutions team, a group that develops a range of battery management products for large-scale energy storage systems. He is the lead designer of integrated battery management solutions that simplify energy storage system development. He has designed stack-level battery management products, system-level control systems, and novel battery stack architectures. Alex brings a multidisciplinary skill set of both electrical and mechanical engineering to system design, and is a key contributor to Nuvation Energy’s megawatt-scale energy storage projects.

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    BMS Tutorial Course 2/3: Battery Stack Design for UL 1973 Certification

    If you are developing a stationary energy storage system, chances are you have already heard of UL 1973 and UL 9540. Being certified to these important safety standards is quickly becoming the price of admission in the energy storage industry. When taking your battery stack design through the UL 1973 certification process, the level of effort is significantly impacted by the compliances and ratings of the individual components in your battery rack. Join Nate Wennyk, Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy, for an inside look at the development of UL 1973 Recognized battery stack solutions.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Understanding battery stack architecture
    • Impacts of component certifications on the UL 1973 LOE
    • Designing flexibility into a locked-down stack configuration
    • UL 1973 Recognition case studies and engineering war stories

    Presenter
    Nate Wennyk – Senior Hardware Designer at Nuvation Energy

    Nate Wennyk manages Nuvation Energy’s Device Hardware team, a group that develops battery management system hardware for small- and large-scale energy storage applications. His experience ranges from grid-tied residential, commercial and industrial (C&I) behind the meter platforms to front of the meter energy storage and specialty vehicle applications. Nate possesses extensive field experience and has been a key contributor to system integration and commissioning projects for storage systems across the United Sates as well as on remote islands. He is currently Senior Hardware Designer for Nuvation Energy’s next-generation BMS product research and development team.

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    BMS Tutorial Course 3/3: Gain More Visibility Into Your Energy Storage System

    Long-term ownership and management of an energy storage system requires high visibility into the batteries to enable problem identification and resolution, compare actual vs. predicted degradation curves, and plan for capacity augmentation. Real-time diagnostics and historical battery health data can be utilized to improve system reliability and reduce the total cost of ESS ownership. Join Nuvation Energy CEO Michael Worry for an examination of how battery data analytics can be retrieved from the BMS and utilized to optimize system maintenance and contribute to the long-term viability of the energy storage system.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Business impacts of low visibility into internal battery operation
    • Problems frequently encountered by operators in the field
    • “Cell to cloud” remote system diagnosis
    • Battery warranty tracking

    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 and CTO of Nuvation Energy, a provider of battery management systems and engineering design solutions for large-scale energy storage. Michael has been a hands-on engineer throughout his career. He is deeply involved in battery management and energy storage system design and can often be found working on energy storage system installations at client sites.

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    Methods and Instrumentation for Testing Li-ion Batteries, Materials to Modules

    We will walk through different phases of research from material development, characterization of cells and stacks, and advanced diagnostics on modules for Electric Vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to and speak with the innovators of the frequency response analyzer (Solatron Analytical) and the digital potentiostat (Princeton Applied Research).

    Features of instrumentation will be translated into benefits for users. Data from many different solutions will be presented; highlighted by the recently concluded UK-based consortium to rapidly grade the State-of-Health of NISSAN Leaf modules.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Electrochemical methods used to characterize Li-ion batteries:  materials, cells, stacks, and modules
    • Benefits of accuracy and resolution on performance tests of Energy Devices
    • Mapping of experiment techniques and test methods to instrument specifications
    • How AMETEK’s portfolio meets these similar but uniquely defined needs at different points of the value chain

    Presenter
    Rob Sides – Director, Marketing & Product Management at AMETEK

    Rob Sides presents here as part of AMETEK, a global enterprise supporting electrochemical research through its Princeton Applied Research and Solartron Analytical brands. He joined AMETEK after achieving his Ph.D. from University of Florida in 2005, where he authored several original research papers, presentations, invited reviews and book chapters on the fabrication and characterization of Li-ion battery electrodes using DC and EIS-based methods. At AMETEK Rob has held several roles across different functional groups of Applications, Sales/Marketing and Product Management. His background provides a depth and breadth of experience to present both fundamentals and solutions to the most challenging problems.

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    Approaches to Recovering Critical Materials From Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries

    FREE Webinar – Li-Cycle is a proud sponsor of this event.

    As the world transitions towards sustainability and low carbon emissions, lithium-ion batteries are being used across a broad spectrum of products and industries. The automotive industry, in particular, estimates 559 million of electric vehicles will be on the road by 2040. Consequently, lithium-ion battery waste is forecasted to hit over 11 million tonnes by 2030.

    How can the world deal with this oncoming tsunami of lithium-ion batteries?

    The audience will have the answer after this webinar as this presentation will walk through both global and future approaches to dealing with end-of-life batteries and explore the importance of recovering critical materials from lithium-ion batteries to meet future demand.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Global end-of-life lithium-ion battery market opportunity
    • Recycling vs reuse
    • Incumbent technologies for ‘recycling’ lithium-ion batteries
    • New technologies and techniques for recycling lithium-ion batteries
    • Comparative benefits of recycling technologies

    Presenters
    Ajay Kochhar – Co-Founder, President and CEO at Li-Cycle
    Tim Johnston – Co-Founder, Executive Chairman at Li-Cycle

    Ajay Kochhar is a Co-Founder, President and CEO of Li-Cycle Corporation, an industry leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company. As President and CEO, Ajay is responsible for all strategic aspects of the company and overall leadership. Ajay has been pivotal in leading the company from an idea to a commercially operating lithium-ion battery recycling company.

    Tim Johnston is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Li-Cycle Corporation. Since 2019, Tim has lead Operations, Research & Development, and Capital Projects at Li-Cycle. Prior to that as Non-Executive Chairman, he helped support the strategic decision making and guide the R&D team through critical phases of the company’s development.

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    Myths and Realities in Battery Engineering for EVs

    As the automotive industry continues an aggressive push toward electrification, misconceptions abound as to the best way to run an EV battery program. Mobility companies are set up for failure if they’re of the mindset to outsource battery engineering, or that they can easily “set and forget” a battery after initial qualification. These missteps can lead to catastrophic product failures including delayed product launches, high-volume RMAs, recalls or worse. In this webinar we’ll review the most common myths to help ensure that your organization doesn’t have to learn the hard way.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Myths and misconceptions about battery engineering
    • Consequences of believing these myths
    • Realities of battery engineering
    • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an 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 and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

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    Battery Qualification 101

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    Batteries are the most complex and failure prone components in modern devices. To mitigate risks, companies extensively qualify battery cells and packs, a time consuming and expensive process that can lead to delays in product launch if issues are surfaced. Effectively managing time, personnel, and equipment is critical to meeting deadlines while also ensuring products meet safety and performance requirements.

    In this webinar, we’ll provide an introduction to battery qualification and show interactive demonstrations of performance qualifications. We’ll also highlight best practices and value-added analytics to ensure that quality issues are surfaced soon as possible so that product release timelines are met.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Discuss the need to qualify batteries
    •  Discuss the different types of battery qualification
    •  Introduction to common performance qualifications — rate capability and cycle life among others
    • Interactive analysis demonstration, first using traditional tools and then using a Battery Intelligence System
    •  Best practices to ensure product release timelines are met

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an 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 and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

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

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

    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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    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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    How Battery Intelligence Can “Recession-Proof” Your Battery Program

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

    COVID-19 and the recession will separate winners from losers. Despite the current downturn, there are opportunities for automakers, consumer electronics OEMs, cell suppliers, and the broader battery ecosystem to adopt new tools and processes to survive the recession and come out on top. For the greater battery ecosystem, Voltaiq, the market leader in Battery Intelligence software, is helping companies adapt to the new normal for remote work, streamlined decision making, and organizational efficiency. This webinar will provide an overview of battery-specific challenges related to COVID-19, best practices highlighted by leading business publications, and real examples of how leading companies are using tools like Voltaiq to navigate the current storm, make gains on the competition, and ship product.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The impact of COVID-19 on battery development programs
    • Recession as an opportunity to digitize your business while opportunity costs are lower
    • How digital transformation can help companies thrive post-recession by increasing efficiency and resilience while streamlining decision-making
    • Examples of how Battery Intelligence software is helping companies ship product during COVID-19

    Presenter
    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper has an extensive record of success as a cleantech engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Voltaiq, he worked as the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an 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 and UC Berkeley, where he also did his graduate work in Materials Science and Engineering. As a Materials Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, he successfully led the transfer of lab-scale technology to industry partners.

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