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  • (FREE) THT: Advanced Test Methods for Isothermal and Adiabatic Battery Calorimetry

    Wednesday, December 07, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    This presentation describes two main types of calorimetric techniques that can be used to carry out performance and safety testing on lithium-ion and other high-energy batteries.

    The first half of the presentation introduces isothermal calorimetry; the various types of instruments, the method of operation and examples of data which can be obtained, including new developments from THT.

    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 practices for various types of testing are discussed.

    The presentation also mentions complementary test methods that can be integrated with calorimetry to provide even more useful analysis, and new developments in test equipment from THT.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Principles of isothermal and adiabatic calorimetry testing for high-energy batteries
    • Advantages and limitations of these two methods
    • Discussion of different test types and results
    • Recommended testing practices, limitations, future developments

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

    Danny Montgomery – Technical Performance Manager at Thermal Hazard Technology

    Danny Montgomery has worked in Thermal Hazard Technology UK for 13 years. He joined the company after graduating from Southampton University with a master’s degree in physics.

    His current position is Technical Performance Manager. He manages THT’s test lab and continues to expand THT’s testing capability into new areas of interest for a range of high-profile clients.

    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 major international companies such as Panasonic, LG, Samsung, BMW and Underwriters Laboratory.

    Thermal Hazard Technology (THT) is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) TORAY: Comprehensive Analysis of Degraded PE Fuel Cells by Durability Tests

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    As a sustainable power source for automobiles, PEFC (Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells) have been investigated for further improvement of their durability. In general, the degradation of PEFCs is caused by various factors under operation. Thus, a comprehensive analysis is required to understand these important degradation factors.

    This presentation will share evaluation by multi-analysis method of degraded PEFCs after their cycling. It was found that Si was contaminated in the cathode catalyst layer, and that Pt particles were enlarged in the cathode catalyst layer near the cathode gas outlet area. In addition, it was found that the degradation of the ionomer was more likely to occur near the cathode gas inlet area.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs)
    • Durability test
    • Ionomer
    • Comprehensive degradation analysis

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

    Tomohiro Sakata – Senior Research Chemist at Toray Research Center

    Tomohiro Sakata is senior research chemist using photoelectron spectroscopy at Toray Research Center. He received Ph.D. in surface physics in 2014. He worked at Innovation Research center for fuel cells, the University of Electro-Communications after postdoc at RWTH Aachen university. His area of expertise is in the analysis of semiconductors using photoelectron spectroscopy and fuel cells using X-ray absorption fine structure.

    Toray Research Center, Inc. is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • (FREE) BAUM & ASSOCIATES: Going Electric – But How, When, and By Whom?

    Wednesday, February 08, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. EST USA

    Sales of battery electrics are surging, but the market is unsettled. In the last year companies have piled on the price increases, while mostly failing to meet their own production goals. But companies throughout the industry are ramping up their spending, with public investment (and regulation) pouring in as well.

    Is the focus on the high end or is the market moving mainstream? Yes.

    We will discuss product successes and failures, and what it will take for the latter to become the former. We will evaluate the major players including their key products, marketing approaches, and whether they have and/or will hit the mark.

    We will assess the outlook for industry participants as changes in production, manufacturing and design techniques, regulation, and battery technologies evolve.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Current sales and products, forecasted to 2030
    • The industry is throwing a party, albeit with different levels of commitment, sales, and production strategies
    • Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and forthcoming EPA and California regulations
    • Opportunities and risks due to the evolving battery and materials market

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

    Alan Baum – Principal, Baum & Associates

    Alan Baum formed Baum & Associates in August 2009. The company produces a detailed sales forecast, market analysis, and product life cycle for the range of electrified vehicles and provides monthly sales results for these vehicles. Baum analyzes the impact of alternative fuel vehicles as well as advanced technologies in internal combustion engines that provide improved fuel economy. He consults with suppliers, the financial community, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Since the 1980s, Baum has produced an automotive production forecast with detailed analysis of the automotive market.

    PlugVolt is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • B-SCIENCE.NET: R&D Pathways Towards High-Energy Liquid, Semi-Solid and Solid Li-Ion Batteries

    Wednesday, May 03, 2023 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    With our unique machine learning (ML)-supported innovation and patent analysis approach, we have made in-depth studies of emerging high energy positive & negative active materials, and how they can be combined with liquid, semi-solid or solid electrolytes to obtain improved performance / safety / cost profiles in EVs, consumer electronics, IoT, etc.

    This presentation will illustrate R&D pathways that are being pursued by key commercial players, identifying opportunities and risks of varying approaches.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • High energy positive and negative electrode active materials
    • Combination with liquid, semi-solid and solid electrolytes
    • Opportunities and risks of different material permutations
    • Key commercial players pursuing varying approaches

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

    Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO,

    Pirmin Ulmann is co-founder and CEO of, a battery innovation & patent monitoring service that is based on a novel machine learning approach. He obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004, and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009. Thereafter, he was a JSPS Foreign Fellow at the University of Tokyo (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at a major battery materials manufacturer in Switzerland, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent families on lithium-ion batteries. He holds the credential Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), and has co-authored scientific publications with over 1,800 citations.

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