Our tutorials will take place at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference on Monday, June 24. The tutorials are designed to be instructional, interactive and provide in-depth information on a specific topic. Tutorial themes include introductions for those new to the field as well as explanations on more technical aspects than time allows during our main conference programs that take place Monday – Thursday. Instructors are drawn from industry and academics alike, many of whom are recognized authorities in their fields or have teaching experience.
8:00 - 10:00 am
TUT1: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain and Main Trends 2018-2028
Instructor: Christophe Pillot, PhD, Battery Survey Manager, Avicenne Energy, France
This tutorial will present the 10-year automotive market forecasts from Avicenne and other analysts (Micro|Hybrid|P-HEV|EV). Other coverage will include Car makers’ strategies, Advanced Energy Storage (Advanced lead acid|Supercap|NiMH|LIB). Additionally, LIB design for P-HEV & EV markets (Cylindrical, prismatic, pouch|Wounded, stacked, Z fold cells) and LIB cell, module & pack cost structure 2018-2028 will be discussed.
TUT2: Computation-Guided Design of Solid Electrolyte Materials and Interfaces in All-Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries
In this presentation, I will demonstrate the state-of-the-art first principles computation in designing novel solid electrolyte materials with enhanced ionic conductivity and stability. Our computation will confirm the degradation at solid electrolyte-electrode interfaces and demonstrate its critical effects on the high interfacial resistance and poor cyclability in all-solid-state Li-ion batteries. Based on the insights from predictive first principles computation, general guidelines will be proposed to design solid electrolyte and the interfaces for enabling high performance all-solid-state Li-ion batteries.
TUT3: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries with Silicon-Based Anodes
Instructor: Dee Strand, PhD, CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
This tutorial gives an overview on the benefits and challenges of using silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Topics will include the key challenges in use of silicon-based anodes as well as progress in implementation of silicon and what can we expect in the future, and the latest improvements in other battery components required to maximize the benefit of silicon-based anodes.
TUT4: Battery Safety and Abuse Tolerance Validation
Instructor: Shmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
Batteries have become daily use components for many applications. New growing segments like EV and Grid storage batteries extend the traditional ordinary battery applications. In the race for energy density, we shouldn’t forget the safety – as an example, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery safety case. Unfortunately, we face daily safety events with injuries and severe damage. The tutorial focuses on portable, stationary and automotive battery safety along the battery cycle life (acceptance, testing, assembly, use, transportation and disposal). The training incorporates Shmuel De-Leon’s and other experiences on battery safety representing over 26 years of work in the field. The motivation behind the training is to provide attendees with the knowledge needed to safely handle the batteries in their organizations and to support reduction in safety events.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TUT5: Managing and Understanding the Risks of Li-Ion Battery Safety
Instructor: Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives LLC
A wide variety of stresses and abuses of Li-ion cells can result in safety events involving significant, even violent energy release and thermal runaway. This tutorial provides a framework for a better understanding of how these events occur, how lithium-ion batteries respond to various stresses/abuses, how various stresses can lead to thermal runaway and why these stresses produce challenges to assessment of safety characteristics of Li-ion cells. For major types of stress/abuse, a flow chart identifying key process steps and characteristics of cell response helps provide important insights regarding similarities and differences of various types of safety-related failures. A systematic understanding of similarities and differences of most types of stresses helps provide perspective regarding management of Li-ion battery safety as well as appropriate safety testing.
TUT6: Materials for Next Generation Batteries
Instructor: George Crabtree, PhD, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), Argonne National Laboratory & Distinguished Professor of Physics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
This tutorial will cover the materials and performance challenges for next generation batteries for electric vehicles and the electricity grid. The needs and use cases for storage in these two applications will be analyzed, and the possibilities of advanced lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur and multivalent batteries for vehicles will be presented. Lithium and magnesium anodes, wide electrochemical window electrolytes and high voltage cathodes will receive special attention. New discovery approaches based on materials simulation and statistical learning will be discussed.
TUT7: Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs
Instructor: Kevin Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting
This tutorial will give an overview of battery systems design. An overall product development process will be discussed for a typical system. Design aspects of each individual subsystem will be explored with cost impacts of different design choices. Testing, validation and designing for safety will be other key areas of discussion.
TUT8: xEV Lithium-Ion Recycling Methods
Instructors: Steven E. Sloop, President, OnTo Technology LLC
Michael Slater, PhD, Senior Scientist, Farasis Energy, Inc.
Additional Instructors to be Announced
Lithium-ion batteries provide power for a range of electric vehicles (EVs). By 2025, the industry is expected to grow to $98 billion worldwide with a related recycling industrial market as high as $14 billion. Large scale adoption of EV with lithium-ion is tied to low cost material drivers such as $10/kg cathode; can recycling achieve such a goal? A supportive recycling industry will be expected to (1) operate with end-of-life batteries as an asset (2) produce cost-competitive electrodes or electrode precursor materials, and (3) safely address large scale throughputs. This recycling methods tutorial and panel includes pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, and mechanical/direct technical approaches. The panelists will discuss them in light of cost goals and market realities.