2022 PLENARY KEYNOTE PROGRAM
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
1:50 pm LG's Vision of Electrification: Innovation, Evolution, and Collaboration
Denise Gray, President, LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc., Tech Center
Battery technology innovation has been an enabler for alternative propulsions and mobility solutions. The baseline has been established, but, the outlook is limitless. Amazing researchers and engineers have developed the technology to meet propulsion
and mobility requirements. The mobility solutions available to the consumers will be breathtaking.
2:20 pm More than a Million Miles and a Century of Life
Jeff Dahn, FRSC, PhD, Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science, NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair, Canada Research Chair, Dalhousie University
Lithium-ion cells can have incredible cycle (>10,000) and calendar lives (>40 years). I will explain how such long-lived cells can be made. The common belief is that only 800 charge-discharge cycles is enough for EVs so why do we need such amazing
cells? Ninety percent of all Li-ion cells produced in 2030 will be used in EVs, so vehicle to grid storage is absolutely required to incorporate more renewables on the grid to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Such awesome Li-ion cells
are needed so EV batteries can support a large fraction of their charge-discharge cycles while parked.
2:50 pm Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Challenges of Meeting Global Demand for Sustainably Scaled Advanced Battery Materials
MODERATOR: Vineet Mehta, Director, Battery Technology & Powertrain Architecture, Tesla
The demand for advanced batteries continues to grow exponentially driven by electric vehicles as well stationary storage. Creating a sustainable supply of battery materials at a global scale is critical to success. This panel of experts will explore
the pathway to sustainability through new materials development, recycling, 2nd use enabled by exceptional lifetime, and sustainable mining.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
2:20 pm Shep Wolsky Battery Innovator Award
2:30 pm Panel Discussion: Building Gigafactories – Lessons Learned and the Future of EV Battery Manufacturing
MODERATOR: Celina Mikolajczak, Chief Manufacturing Officer, QuantumScape
The transition to vehicle electrification has generated a rapidly increasing
demand for battery cells and packs. The key to producing cells at the volumes that will be required will be the building and implementation of gigafactories on a global scale. This panel of international experts who have been directly involved
in building existing gigafactories will share their insights on what they have learned and how they see the future of electrification.