PROGRAMM – April 10, 2019

The tutorials will take place on the first day of the event. In which the basics are passed on to different topics.

The program of the first day as download (1MB)

8.30 AM – Tutorials

Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
Christian DebesChristian Debes, BMZ GmbH





  • Battery Basics 
  • Structure and functional principals
  • Anode and cathode materials
  • Cell Production


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Handling of HV-Batteries
rüdiger mannRüdiger Mann, Hochschule Aschaffenburg
Rüdiger Mann has completed his studies of electrical energy engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Schweinfurt in 1993. During the postgraduate studies of energy economy, he had completed his apprenticeship as a specialist of occupational safety. Since 1999 he has been working in the laboratory for power electronics and electrical machines at the University of Applied Sciences in Aschaffenburg since 1999. Besides the support of students, the focus of his occupations is in the field of “Security Qualification” of electrotechnical products and humans. He has been driving and repairing several electrical powered car since 2007 and has been engaging for safety in electrical engineering by participating the DKE-standardization.


  • Respect for stored energy
  • Qualification and continuous training
  • New safety-methods
  • Standards
  • Organisation


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Tutorial 3: 
The Rechargeable Battery Market
Pillot ChristopheChristophé Pillot, AVICENNE Développement
Christophe Pillot has developed considerable expertise in the area of battery markets.  He joined Avicenne 25 years ago and spent three years in Japan analysing the electronic, mobile and Japanese battery markets.  Christophe gained a great deal of experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields. He developed Avicenne’s own battery market analysis, which has more than 250 customers worldwide.  Christophe has published several annual surveys such as “The rechargeable battery market 2018-2030”.  He is also the founder and chairman of the Batteries Congress in France since 1999. Batteries 2019 will be held in Nice, France from October 22th, 2019 to October 24th, 2019. Christophe is now the Director of Avicenne Energy.


  • The rechargeable battery market in 2018
  • Li-ion battery value chain (anode, cathode, electrolyte, separators)
  • xEV market in 2018 and forecasts up to 2030
  • Advanced Energy Storage for Grid systems & renewable energy
  • Rechargeable battery market forecasts up to 2030


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Tutorial 4:

Advanced Cell Materials
Kai Christian MöllerDr. Kai-Christian Möller, Fraunhofer Battery Alliance
Kai-Christian Möller has a 25 year history of R&D in lithium batteries, at the University of Münster, Germany, the Graz University of Technology, Austria, and the Fraunhofer Institutes for Silicate Research ISC and Chemical Technology ICT, both in Germany. Kai-Christian Möller is deputy speaker of the Fraunhofer Alliance Batteries with its 20 member institutes and is responsible for cross-institutional battery projects at the Fraunhofer Headquarter in Munich, Germany.


  • Cell performance  - Key parameters
  • Cell materials: State of the art and new developments
  • Cathode & anode materials, electrolytes & additives, separators
  • Performance, safety, cost aspects, market data
  • Raw materials, availability, recycling
  • New cell chemistries - risks and challenges: Lithium-sulfur, solid-state batteries


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Tutorial 5:
Lithium Battery Transport by Air
Eva GlimscheEva Glimsche, Lithium-Batterie-Service GbR
My DG career started 1999. Until 2008 I worked for Britannia Airways, Lufthansa Cargo and SAS till I became fully self-employed. 2008 my first trainings started on the shipping of lithium batteries on all transport modes. And since then I´m also responsible for the translation of the English IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations into German. 2014 Juergen Werny and I launched the Lithium-Battery-Service Portal providing checklist articles for every transport variety on all transport modes.


  • Overview on the regulations (ICAO TI / IATA DGR)
  • Special Provisions
  • Packing Instructions
  • State of Charge
  • Marking/Labelling
  • Carriage in Passenger Baggage

10.30 AM – Coffee Break

Take the opportunity for an exchange with experts

11.00 AM – Tutorials

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Battery Management Systems
Kevin den ToomKevin Den Toom, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Kevin den Toom is an Account Manager at Texas Instruments. He has 5 years experience in industry and a two year experience at Texas Instruments. His expertise in electronic power management includes schematic and layout. He also worked with battery management product line at Texas Instruments .


  • Loads and Balancing
  • Current Scaling
  • Introduction to BQ34110 battery gas gauge
  • Protections for high cell count applications
  • Precise protection and secure authentication
  • Accurate battery gauges and monitoring ICs

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Tutorial 7:

LiB cell and material market trend based on xEV market
Inagaki Sachiya 1Sachiya Inagaki, Yano Research Institue Ltd.
Sachiya Inagaki has worked with Yano Research Institute since August 2000. Experienced a lot of industry fields such as Laser, Optical lens, some electronics devices, and so on. Also, conducted some consulting service such as setting up a business plan, strategy to enter a market based on an experienced market research. Since 2009, he has focused primarily on market research for xeVs, LiB cells and four major LIB materials. Since August 2011, he had been in a position of General Manager of Seoul branch office for three years and he has been in a position of Senior Executive Manager of Industrial technology unit at headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. He has acquired MBA from Tsukuba University in 2007.


  • The overview of LiB market as a tutorial
  • Cell market: IT, xEV and ESS
  • Material market
  • Near future
  • Extra topics
  • Summary


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Tutorial 8: 
Lithium-Ion Battery Raw Materials 101
simon mooresSimon
Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Simon Moores is Managing Director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence world’s leading authority on lithium ion battery and energy storage supply chains with a specialist focus on lithium. Simon has gained unique insight into this opaque world since 2006 when he began his career in lithium. As a result, Simon and Benchmark are cited around the world in international press, official filings and in government research. In October 2017, Simon was summoned to testify to the US Senate Committee for Energy & Natural Resources in Washington DC as an expert witness on energy storage supply chains. He was also invited to give guest lectures at the University of Oxford in May and November of the same year. 


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All-Solid-State Technology
Martin FinsterbuschDr. Martin Finsterbusch, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Martin Finsterbusch obtained a PhD in Physics and Material Sciences working on solid oxide fuel cells. Translating his knowledge of ceramic synthesis and manufacturing methods as well as electrochemistry, he worked as a post doc in the all-solid-state batteries field. In 2016 he took over the team “all-solid-state battery” where the develops concepts to increase energy and power density as well as scalable synthesis and manufacturing routes in order to enable their commercial application.


  • Ion conduction in solids
  • Solid-electrolytes - classses and properties
  • Ceramic cell fabrication
  • Performance and challenges
  • Applications and outlook

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Tutorial 10:
Worldwide Market Access for Lithium Batteries
Dr Beat KreuterBeat Kreuter, DEKRA Certification B.V.
Beat spent over 20 years of his professional career in Asia, working for various organizations in the testing certification and inspection before returning to Europe 2 years ago. Presently, Beat is responsible for the global business activities in consumer safety for DEKRA. He expertise includes amongst others access and certification for global markets more recently he focus on Internet of things in particular on security and privacy issues for that technology.


  • Testing and certification
  • IEC and other standards
  • IECEE Global Certification
  • National deviations and national certification
1.00 PM – Lunch break

Take the opportunity for an exchange with experts

3.00 PM – Tutorials

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Battery Safety
Leon Samuel ShmuelShmuel De-Leon, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.
Shmuel De-Leon, Founder and CEO Shmuel De-Leon Energy for 9 years. Shmuel is a leading international expert in the business of batteries. Prior to founding Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Shmuel held for over 21 years various positions as an energy storage, electronic engineering and quality control team manager. Shmuel holds a BSc. in mechanical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA in quality control and reliability engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa as well as an Electronic Technician’s diploma.


  • Safety hazards
  • Safety guidelines
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety Design
  • Safety disposal 
  • Safety standards and testing


Tutorial 12:

Charging Electrochemistry Safety Architecture Trends Enhancements
Lucas SturnfieldLucas Sturnfield, BMZ USA Inc.
Lucas Sturnfield is a principle electrical engineer with BMZ-USA. Lucas has spent a decade designing, implementing, and supporting battery management systems for several battery companies. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering of University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and is scheduled to complete a Masters of Business Administration from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2020. Lucas maintains a Professional Engineering license in the State of Illinois and currently holds 3 design patents related to the integration of high-reliability batteries into computing systems and novel techniques to expanding the capabilities of battery management systems.


  • Charging Profiles for common battery chemistries
  • Electro-chemistry and the energy storage mechanism
  • Concerns and failure modes in charging
  • Charging architecture, topologies and infrastructure
  • Industry and consumer trends that are impacting charging
  • System and battery enhancements to optimize and improve charging


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Tutorial 13: 
Cell Design und Manufacturing
Dr. Daniela Werlich, Customcells Itzehoe GmbH


  • Cell chemistry
  • Cell design
  • New cathode materials
  • Low cobalt
  • New anode materials
  • Silicon-oxide
  • Silicon graphite
  • Cell manufacturing
  • Laminated separator


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Tutorial 14:

Lithium Sulfur Technology
Dr. Althues PeterDr. Holger Althues, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS
Holger Althues studied chemical engineering and received his doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry at the University of Technology Dresden in 2007. Since then he is working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden, Germany. In his position as division manager he administrates various projects in the area of film deposition techniques, electrode processing and energy storage applications. A recent focus is on material and electrode development for high energy lithium sulfur and solid state batteries.


  • Cell chemistry: Main components and conversion mechanisms
  • Cell performance: status and major challenges
  • Trends in scientific literature: new materials and cell concepts
  • Key factors for future cell development
  • Route towards commercialization: cell manufacturing and applications

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Tutorial 15:
Jonas JeschkeJonas Jeschke, Redux Recycling GmbH

Jonas Jeschke studied Business Administration at University of Cooperative Education from 2013 until 2017. During his studies he was a dual study programme student at Redux Recycling GmbH. In 2017 he started his career as Junior Sales Manager at Redux Recycling GmbH and since 2018 he is Sales Manager.



  • Lithium Ion battery markets and expected volumes
  • Recycling methods
  • Redux Recycling process
  • Recycling efficiency
  • Design for recycling


5.00 PM Get together

Take the opportunity for an exchange with experts

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