PROGRAMM – April 11, 2019

On the second and third day of the event, leading users, developers, politicians and researchers from international companies and institutes will report on the latest technologies and trends.

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8.30 AM – Welcome

Welcome to the 16. Battery Experts Forum

Klaus HeckKlaus Heck, Batteryuniversity GmbH


8.35 AM – Keynote

The future of Batteries. Trend, Market, Price, Technology and main markets

Sven HPSven Bauer, BMZ Group
Sven Bauer, managing director of the BMZ GmbH is a passionate battery expert who is focused on business with battery and charger technologies for over 20 years now. With the establishment of the BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum GmbH in Karlstein, he has made his hobby to his profession. The company has progressed quickly and with very big success into one of the leading system suppliers in the battery branch in Europe.

10.15 AM – Coffee Break
11.00 AM – Parallel presentations

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Murata´s Portfolio of Power and Garden Tool Cells
Dr. Tadashi Senoo, Murata Elektronik GmbH

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Electric Mobility

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Theodore Zannakis, LOTUS CARS LIMITED

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Safety and Life time

Coupling of Electrochemical and Mechanical Effects in LiB and its impact on Lifetime
Degradation and reliability are key factors for extending the range of applications for Lithium ion batteries. The scientific literature dealing with degradation mechanisms in full Lithium ion cells has spent a large effort on investigating chemical and electrochemical causes. For example, it is well understood that the loss of Lithium inventory due to the reaction of Lithium at the anode is one of the major mechanisms for capacity fade.

FriggemeierProf. Dr. Egbert Figgemeier, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Prof.  Figgemeier studied chemistry and did his PhD at the University of Paderborn. This was followed by academic research  at the Universities of Dublin, Basel and Uppsala. In 2007 he joined Bayer Technology Services heading the materials and corrosion lab as well as the development of materials for battery applications. From 2012 on, he worked as application development engineer for battery materials at 3M Deutschland responsible for technical support of customers in Germany and Europe. Since 2016 he is group leader at the Helmholtz Institute Münster (section Aachen) and he holds the chair for “Ageing and Reliability of Batteries” at the RWTH Aachen University.

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Functional Safety and Battery Management
Functional Safety and Battery Management Solutions
Andreas Engelhardt, Analog Devices, Inc.


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Standards and Regulations
Global Certification & Testing for Batteries
Beat Kreuter, DEKRA Certification B.V.

11.30 AM – Parallel presentations

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Global Cell Production Overview
Mike Sheppard, Power Technology Research LLC

Electric Mobility
Are eVTOLs viable with current-generation cells? – Design choices for the Volocopter battery system

Georgiadis KyriakosDr. Kyriakos Georgiadis, Volocopter GmbH

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Safety and Life time

Thermal runaway initiation and propagation in Li-ion batteries
Dr. Andreas Pfrang, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre


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Functional Safety and Battery Management
BMS reliability of Integrated Circuit: hotplug, EMC and Safety
Alexis Adenot, NXP Semiconductors


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Standards and Regulations

North American market access for OEMs and system integrators of medium and large battery formats in motive and stationary applications
Tobias Plettner, UL International Germany GmbH


12.00 AM – Parallel presentations

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Fast Charging Li-Ion Battery Market 2018

Leon Samuel ShmuelSamuel de-Leon, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.



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Electric Mobility
AI-driven electric vehicle design and failure prediction by real-time monitoring
Dr. Stéphane Foulard, COMPREDICT GmbH

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Safety and Life time

Safety Aspects of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Dr. Michael Abert, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT

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Functional Safety and Battery Management

Designing Qi Standard Wireless Charging Devices with Microcontrollers
Andreas Riedenauer, INELTEK Mitte GmbH

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Standards and Regulations
Post European elections 2019 – what’s next for automotive and industrial batteries
Rene Schroeder, EUROBAT

12.30 AM – Lunch break and Press round table

Press round table from 12.30 AM to 1.30 PM
On the occasion of the 16th Battery Experts Forum we cordially invite you to the Forum of Messe Frankfurt. Take this exclusive opportunity for interviews with experts from the international battery industry.

2.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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The rechargeable Battery Market: cvalue chain and main trends 2017-2025
Christophe Pillot, Avicenne Energy

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Electric Mobility

Solutions for an electrified world
Markus Theine, KREISEL Electric GmbH & Co. KG

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Safety and Life time

Influence of mechanical pressure on lithium-ion cell safety behavior
Dr. Henning Lorrmann, Fraunhofer ISC


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Battery Management and Components
Different Aspects of managing a BMS Pack and some tips to consider during the design and production
Jörg Weeger, Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH

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Testing and Certification
UNECE approval testing and certification of batteries for vehicles
The presentation will contain an introduction to the governmental forums that decide on the requirements for automotive batteries. Which Regulations are applicable to which batteries for which vehicles. Which member states of the UN join the agreement and accept the approvals. Furthermore an overview of the technical requirements is summarized. Finally the homologation process is explained and what cooperation and responsibilities are applicable to the manufacturer developing and producing the types to be approved, technical service that performs the approval testing and the authorities that take care of the type approvals, conformity checks of the production and the market surveillances. 

Wilfried van Laarhoven

Wilfried van Laarhoven, DEKRA Certification B.V.
Wilfried van Laarhoven have 29 year experience in testing and homologation. He is business development manager within the DEKRA Automotive Testing department and technical development of test standards, equipment and methods. Wilfried van Laarhoven is participation in international commissions and working groups and consultancy to the Dutch Ministry of Transport and the Dutch Approval Authority RDW.


2.30 PM – Parallel presentations

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Charging your future
Dong Wook Chun, LG Chem Europe GmbH

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Electric Mobility

Eurabus e-drive concept for busses & other commercial vehicles
Eurabus has developed an outstanding e-drive concept for busses and commercial vehicles which satisfies the customer with great energy efficiency, superior driving ranges, long life time and an excellent TCO calculation. Eurabus will present the latest battery technology concept for busses at the 16th  Battery Experts Forum 2019.

Michael DüdeMichael Düde, Eurabus GmbH
Michael Düde attended the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and gratuated with a bachelor‘s degree in mechatronics, focus automotive engineering and a master’s degree in electric mobility. During that time in Bochum he participated in the well known SolarCar team and took a leading roll in the development team of the „BOmobil“ light-duty utility vehicle project. After that time Michael Düde spent around 2 years as a project manager at a German battery system supplier and joined Eurabus GmbH as head of division electric mobility and busses in 2015.

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Safety and Life time

Life-time and internal temperature profile assessments of LIBs
Frank Richter, Siemens AS

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Battery Management and Components
Smart Battery Management for complex Systems
Jörg Wittmer, FSM AG

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Testing and Certification

Battery Testing and Benchmarking
Rainer Winkler, AVL Deutschland GmbH

3.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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Relationship between Cost, Chemistry and Process - the enabler to interpenetrate the world market for automotive batteries
Dr. Stefan Permien, Customcells Itzehoe GmbH

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Electric Mobility
Development prospects for cell formats of lithium-ion batteries in electromobility
Dr. Tim Hettesheimer, Fraunhofer ISI


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Safety and Life time
Aging of NCA cathodes in Li-ion batteries
Today’s cathodes advance to more and more Ni-rich chemistries, where Panasonic/Tesla recently announced that their next generation NCA will be actually Co free - a claim that is as spectacular as it is controversially discussed. Also NMC’s advance to more Ni-rich compositions with NMC622 and 811. Here, we discuss the aging of such Ni-rich cathodes.

Michael HessDr. Michael Hess, Battronics AG
Michael worked on Li-ion batteries for 10 years before he realized that most things on LIB’s are already done. So he founded Battronics - a startup that summarizes all data on different LIB technologies, deleting the various mistakes in literature & patents. This helps our customers to advance rapidly on e.g. new cathode & anode chemistries or reducing aging. Don't waste your time & money on the actual meaning of "re-search" - most things are already known on batteries - so be informed!

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Battery Management and Components
Integrated solutions to manage, monitor, gauge and protect battery packs
Texas Instruments is proud to present decades of experience, developing integrated circuits to enhance your single and multi-cell battery application. Highlights include impedance track™ based battery fuel gauging, protection and authentication. We show methods to maximize power over lifetime and minimize system costs.

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 .

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Testing and Certification

Design and test requirements for lithium-battery-based energy storage systems
Dr. Axel Metz, VDE Renewables GmbH

3.30 PM – Coffee Break
4.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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LiB cell and material marketing strategy in xEV era
It is expected that the xEV market will grow faster and larger than expected thanks to severe regulations on vehicles emissions. But, can we really expect such high expanding of this market? Can we totally rely on the governmental policies for growing this market? I would like to make some remarks on how we should see this market and how we should make it grow in a healthy way.

Sachiya Inagaki, Yano Research Institute 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.

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Electric Mobility
Low voltage batteries for future emobility
Norbert Riegel, LG Chem Europe GmbH

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Safety and Life time
Battery Testing to Comprehend Support for Bursty Workloads for Mobile PCs
Kamal Shah, Intel Corp.

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Battery Management and Components

BMS reliability of Integrated Circuit: hotplug, EMC and Safety
Alexis Adenot, NXP Semiconductors

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Energy Storage
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Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink, E3/DC GmbH

4.30 PM – Parallel presentations

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The Lithium Market into 2025 and future demand drivers
Michael Schmidt, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffen 

Electric Mobility
ISCAD - High power traction at low voltage
Stephan Runde, volabo GmbH

Safety and Life time
BattHEALTH - Battery Life Cycle Tracking
Manfred Przybilla, Ambibox GmbH

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Battery Management and Components

Battery protection in Power systems and high power equipment
The Self Control Protector is a fuse which protects the Li-ion battery in the secondary protection against overcurrent and overvoltage. This SCP will be used in several applications from lower current application as mobile phones to higher current application like e-scooters.

Tom Thomson, Dexerials Corporation
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management Tom started his career in the hotel and hospitality industry, after which he quickly made the transition to a technical branche. After having worked in the energy storage industry for a few years Tom joined Dexerials early 2018 as Sales Manager for UV Curable Resins and Advanced Process Devices. In this role he is technically and commercially responsible for Optical Media and Li-ion battery related activities.    

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Energy Storage

Grid Services  and Virtual Power Plants – Distributed Storage as the Centre Piece for the Renewable Energy Revolution
Oliver Koch, sonnen GmbH

5.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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The World´s Greenest Battery
Anton Ekeström, Northvolt AB

Electric Mobility

Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles
Peter Wambsganß, WiTricity Corporation

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Safety and Life time
Aging and Quality Analyses for Li-Ion Batteries based on High Precision Current Measurements
Dr. Peter Keil, Battery Dynamics GmbH

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Testing and Certification

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Cédric Loubiat, NEOGY

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Energy Storage

Residential energy self sufficiency - Peace of mind and innovative usage concepts
Sven Albersmeier-Braun, SENEC GmbH

5.30 PM – After-Show-Party

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