2020 PLENARY KEYNOTE PROGRAM

The International Battery Seminar & Exhibit has been and will continue to be the premier event showcasing the state of the art of worldwide energy storage technology developments for consumer, automotive, military, and industrial applications. The International Battery Seminar & Exhibit offers a plenary keynote session on Tuesday July 28 from 1:25-2:40 pm, Wednesday July 29 from 1:45-2:50 pm, and Thursday July 30 from 4:45-5:20 pm. Join hundreds of your colleagues in each of these plenary keynote presentations. These are the only times that bring everyone from all conference programs together in one room.


TUESDAY, July 28

1:25 Organizer’s Opening Remarks

Craig Wohlers, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge EnerTech

1:30 Shep Wolsky Battery Innovator Award

1:40 The Li Battery: From Its Origin to Enabling an Electric Economy

M. Stanley Whittingham, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Member, National Academy of Engineering, Director, NECCES EFRC at Binghamton, SUNY at Binghamton

50 years ago, a rechargeable battery achieving an energy density exceeding 100Wh/kg at room temperature was just a dream. Today, cells are exceeding 250Wh/kg. These cells have revolutionized electronic devices, have made EVs feasible, are dominating grid storage, and enabling renewable energy. Yet the components of these intercalation-based cells have not changed significantly since the 1990s, and the cells still do not exceed 25% of theoretical capacity. Some of the challenges that need to be addressed to doubling the energy density will be discussed.

2:10 An Unavoidable Challenge for Ni-Rich Positive Electrode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries

Jeff Dahn, FRSC, PhD, Professor of Physics and Atmospheric Science, NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair, Canada Research Chair, Dalhousie University


WEDNESDAY, July 29

1:45 Organizer’s Opening Remarks

Craig Wohlers, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge EnerTech

1:50 The Fast-Changing World of Battery Applications

Bob Galyen, CTO, Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL)

Today’s advanced battery technologies have enabled a myriad of new applications unthought of only a few decades ago. Let’s take a walk through the world of applications to see how this has transpired and where it will take us into the future. The enabling doctrines of the GOLDEN RULES of electrification will also be reviewed.

 

2:20 The New NFPA 855 Standard for Installation of ESS

Celina Mikolajczak, Vice President, Battery Technology, Panasonic Energy of North America

 

 

 

THURSDAY, July 30

4:45 Organizer’s Opening Remarks

Craig Wohlers, Executive Director, Conferences, Cambridge EnerTech

4:50 An Intrinsically Flexible Li-Ion Battery for Wearable Devices

Avetik Harutyunyan, PhD, Chief Scientist and Research Director, Materials Science, Honda Research Institute

We demonstrate bendable, twistable, and foldable Li-ion rechargeable pouch cell battery that approaches the ceiling of gravimetric energy density imposed by the lithium storage material. Mentioned performances become a possibility because of the elimination of metal current collectors, binders, and additives from the electrodes.