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.

The program of the first day as download (3 MB)

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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The Latest Murata Cylindrical Cell Lineup. High Power Cell 21700 and High Safety LFP Cell.
YoichiYoichi Sato, Murata Elektronik GmbH





Electric Mobility
The evolution of Automotive Batteries. The Monolithic Integrated Modules
Battery packs and modules in today's cars are very similar to the early age Electromechanical computers. Bulky, expensive and difficult to produce. As computers evolved to fully integrated circuits so will EV batteries. Anodox developed the world’s first Monolithic Integrated Battery Module. A disruptive energy technology. Lighter, cheaper and easy to produce.

Theodore ZannakisTheodore Zannakis, Anodox
Theodore Zannakis studied at Chalmers University of Technology. After that he started his career at Volvo Car Group as a Commodity Buyer in 2008. Later on he got Business Development Manager. From 2016 until 2017 he worked at China Euro Vehicle Technology AB as Senior Purchasing Manager for Gearboxes & Electric Propulsion Systems. After that he got to Group Lotus as Global Supply Chain Director. Since February 2019 he works at Automobili Pininfarina in the field of Global Purchasing.


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Electric Mobility

The freight traffic electrification on Europe’s streets
Especially beside the public transportation the freight traffic contributes to the human an environmental pollution. Within the scope of several model experiments the economic and ecological circumstances in reference to the freight traffic electrification is investigated. (With more than 1 million electrically driven truck kilometres E-Force One AG has a comprehensive data basis available and describes the current and near future challenges to be expected regarding technical and economic challenges of the freight traffic electrification.)
David FlaschenträgerDavid Flaschenträger, E-Force One AG





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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
ASIL requirements in battery management systems
ASIL requirements in the battery management space have evolved significantly. System designs now routinely target ASIL-D level for cell voltage and temperature measurement and ASIL-C for cell current. Analog Devices sets the bar with the most accurate ASIL-D battery monitors available at a low total system cost.

Engelhardt AndreasBryan Mueller, Analog Devices, Inc.
Bryan currently holds the position of Systems and Applications Manager with Analog Devices. He had his first role in automotive battery management IC applications and product definition over 10 years ago and soon after dove into the world of ISO26262 prior to its first release.  Collaborating with key customers worldwide, he architected the world’s first single-chip ASIL-D compliant BMS IC.  Working at three major BMS IC suppliers has enabled a unique perspective and the opportunity to influence the design of more than 10 leading BMS IC products.

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Standards and Regulations
Global Certification & Testing for Batteries
Testing and certification remove entry barriers for batteries to be placed on the market place. The correct choice of standards and testings are essential for successful market entry. The presentation sheds light on the differences between standards and national deviations and explains the value of using the global IECEE certification scheme to ensure that batteries and products that contain batteries can be placed on the market.

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.

11.30 AM – Parallel presentations

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Global Cell Production Overview
With the increasing number of Electric Vehicles (EV) on a global scale, EV charging has become an essential aspect of car ownership. Joint ventures between automotive OEMs and charging solution providers are pushing for a pan-European ultra-fast charging network. First half of this session includes the market assessment around penetration of DC fast charging in the European region and its impact on power semiconductors market. Additionally, non-conventional charging technologies such as dynamic wireless charging also have a significant potential to reduce the range-anxiety and facilitate a widespread adoption of E-buses. The second half of this session includes current and future market potential for wireless charging along with detailed evaluation of a dynamic wireless charging case study.
Mike Sheppard, Power Technology Research LLC


Electric Mobility
Are eVTOLs viable with current-generation cells? – Design choices for the Volocopter battery system
Some of the biggest challenges in the rapidly developing Urban Air Mobility landscape lie in the battery system of the new all-electric VTOLs, with energy density and safety being major aspects. Are commercially useful missions possible with currently available cells or do we have to wait for next-gen Li-Ion chemistries for eVTOLs to take off?
Georgiadis KyriakosDr. Kyriakos Georgiadis, Volocopter GmbH
Dr. Kyriakos Georgiadis studied electrical engineering, received his PhD from the RWTH University in Aachen and went on to lead the Research Projects and Advanced Engineering teams at BMZ. He is currently heading the Battery Development team at Volocopter, where he is focusing on the design of the battery system for the next-generation, EASA-certified Volocopter.


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Electric Mobility
The presentation will be published shortly
Paul McNamaraPaul McNamara, Williams Advanced Engineering
Paul is responsible for overseeing the overall technical management and delivery of the company’s expanding range of projects in the automotive, motorsport, energy, defence and civil aerospace sectors. Before joining Williams, Paul worked as an Executive Director at Shanghai Automotive Industries, based at their Technical Centre in the UK, but working for much of the time in the Chinese operation as part of the global team to set future product direction and deliver current programmes to market. Prior to SAIC he worked for more than 20 years at Ricardo during which time he was the UK Engineering Director for five years and Managing Director of the UK divisions for a further five years. Since Paul’s appointment to the role of Technical Director he continues to apply his extensive experience of high level strategic planning across Williams Advanced Engineering’s range of industry sectors, as well as first-hand knowledge of operating in emerging new markets across the world. Paul is key to ensuring that the business continues to build a reputation for delivering projects in an agile and innovative way.


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Safety and Life time

Thermal runaway initiation and propagation in Li-ion batteries
Thermal runaway propagation tests of Li-ion batteries can provide important information for avoiding safety-critical situations. An overview of thermal runaway initiation methods as well as an overview of current standards related to thermal propagation testing will be given. Further a thermal runaway model based on thermal data of battery materials will be presented.

Dr. Pfrang AndreasDr. Andreas Pfrang, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Andreas Pfrang received doctor’s degree in physics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2004. After providing microscopy services at Freudenberg Forschungsdienste in Weinheim, Germany, in 2007 he joined the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Petten, Netherlands. There he performed fuel cell research and was responsible for microscopy services until 2012. Since 2013 he has contributed to battery testing at the Joint Research Centre. 

Functional Safety and Battery Management
ISO 26262 compliant virtual verification of battery management systems
Functional safety standards such as ISO 26262 in the automotive industry pose new challenges to the verification and validation of electric and electronic components, such as battery management systems. This talk will discuss virtual verification methods for battery management systems and how an automated ISO 26262 compliant test process can speed-up the verification phase and ensure consistent and reliable results.

Robert TimmermannRobert Timmermann, dSPACE GmbH
Robert Timmermann has a diploma in applied mathematics and control engineering from the University of Paderborn. He started his career at dSPACE as an application engineer developing and commissioning hardware-in-the-loop simulators for customers worldwide. Since 2018 he is a member of the Process Consulting team where he supports customers to define, implement, and optimize processes, especially with respect to their test, verification, and validation strategies.


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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
UL, NEC, IFC, OSHA, NRTL, AHJs are only a few abbreviations which are important for the North American market access. Within the USA, the regulatory framework for energy storage is based upon adoption of codes such as the NFPA 70. These codes are the basis for municipal, state and regional regulations for energy storage. Batteries are such devices that are mentioned in these codes and often require be “listed” to an appropriate safety standard. This presentation will provide an overview of safety standards required by the codes and why it is essential to comply to these standards. In addition, on September 28, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor completed a 3+ year review of various standards to add to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program. In total, 22 standards were added, three of which directly relate to batteries. This mandate impacts all manufacturers who operate in or sell products into the US, and to any employers who have batteries in products/systems that are used in the workplace.

Plettner Tobias Plettner, UL International Germany GmbH
As Senior Project Engineer, Tobias Plettner is supporting UL´s Customer during Certification Projects for the Energy Systems and eMobility Segment for North American Market Access. One part of his role is the evaluation of energy storage components and systems in accordance to applicable safety standards. In addition he coordinates testing activities within UL´s global testing network. The other part of his role focuses on  business expansion of energy storage projects, developing and supporting of new project development and project acquisition across the region, managing project teams, technical due diligence and client relations. Prior to joining the Energy Systems and eMobility Segment, Tobias led certification projects in various industry categories. In addition to the technical knowledge Tobias was able to gain since 2009, he is also an accredited ISO9001 Auditor. He holds a bachelor of professional electrical Engineering and a Master of Arts ’s in Project Management.


12.00 AM – Parallel presentations

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Fast Charging Li-Ion Battery Market 2018
Fast charging li-ion batteries for Automotive applications are mandatory for having EV for all. Owners of EV`s who have no charging spot at home can do a fast charging opportunity and still use the EV`s. Main problem for having fast charging EV batteries is the batteries themselves who can't be charge fast. Several companies are developing LI-Ion NMC cells that can be charge fast and can provide an energy density of `180 Wh/kg. The presentation review the needs and the main developers and progress achieved on that area.

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.

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Electric Mobility
AI-driven electric vehicle design and failure prediction by real-time monitoring
COMPREDICT has developed a software-based solution to assess the usage of each individual car and enable predictive maintenance. No additional sensors or hardware are needed. By combining real-time monitoring and artificial intelligence, COMPREDICT can predict failures of car components like electric motors or batteries.

Dr. Foulard StéphaneDr. Stéphane Foulard, COMPREDICT GmbH
As co-founder and managing director, Dr.-Ing. Stéphane Foulard is responsible for the research and development of COMPREDICT. He has a Diploma in general engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France, a Master of Science in mechanical and process engineering of the TU Darmstadt and a joint PhD in mechatronics from the TU Darmstadt and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. The foundation of the software solution developed by COMPREDICT was set by the research of Dr. Stéphane Foulard.


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Electric Mobility
Electric drive system as an all-in-one package
High-voltage drives commonly used today include the three components motor, inverter and battery, which are connected via cables with significant cost and risks. The presented 48 V-electronic drive system combines these components in an integrated package. By eliminating cable connections, current can be increased, thus medium and high power applications can be served despite low supply voltage; high-voltage protection is no longer required.

Schweden HenningHenning Schweden, stoba e-Systems GmbH
I graduated with Master of Science in electrical engineering at the Bergische University of Wuppertal in 2014. Within my thesis I developed a system to measure and analyze the dynamic parameters of motorcycles. I am working as research assistant at the institute for “Sensor Technology and Measurement-Technology Systems” in Wuppertal since 2014. My work involves analog and digital circuit technology as well as power electronics. The main aspects of my research are the adaptive control of IGBTs and the development of a low-voltage drive systems.


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Safety and Life time

Safety Aspects of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Failure of Lithium ion batteries with their high energy content can lead to severe consequences. Abuse tests give an insight into the safety behavior of recent batteries. Techniques for measurements of temperatures, gas pressure, released heat energy and composition of emitted gases were developed at Fraunhofer ICT.

Dr. Abert MichaelDr. Michael Abert, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie ICT
Michael Abert is responsible for several analytical tasks within the department of Applied Electrochemistry. He developed and runs the chemical analytical methods applied at the dedicated Battery Test Building at Fraunhofer ICT. Before joining the ICT in 2012 Michael was head of lab in a private analytical lab for many years. He obtained his Doctor grade in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Leipzig and his diploma in Chemistry from the Carl-von-Ossietzy University of Oldenburg.


Functional Safety and Battery Management
How the cloud helps manage energy storage according to current IT and privacy policies
National and international guidelines for energy producers in the business of critical infrastructure place the highest demands on IT security and data protection. This Talk is also for non IT-Experts and will show why a cloud based solution helps to fulfill the high technical and economical requirements.

Wolfgang BertramWolfgang Bertram, VELA GmbH
Before Wolfgang Bertram took over his current position as "Product Owner Communications" as the VELA GmbH, he worked for WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH as "Product Specialist Telecontrol & Security". Since 2011 Wolfgang Bertram has been dealing with the topic of communication and security of energy systems. At juwi AG, he connected the international energy systems to the company's control room. Also he developed for juwi special solutions for the renewable energy market.


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Standards and Regulations
Post European elections 2019 – what’s next for automotive and industrial batteries
With batteries high on the European political agenda and important changes of the EU institutions (European Parliament elections and a new Commission) ahead, 2019 will an important year for the battery industry from a regulatory and policy-making perspective. The presentation will give an update of these latest developments. Throughout 2018, the European Commission continued their ambition to design EU policies to boost lithium-ion cell production in Europe for the propulsion of electric vehicles. An alliance was launched in October of 2017, and work was carried out this year with involvement of industry and Member States to identify policy and non-policy measures that would bring Europe closer to its ambition. The policy objective is that Europe produces “safe and sustainable” batteries. In 2019, the European Commission will also continue the preparation of legislative proposals on the EU Battery Directive and the End-of-Life Vehicles Directive. This will be an important opportunity for the battery industry to address legislative overlaps that exist between the Battery Directive, End-of-Life Vehicles Directive and REACH Regulation. The presentation will present upcoming legislative developments in Europe, and will explain the impacts on the battery value chain.

Rene SchröderRene Schroeder, EUROBAT
René Schroeder, German nationality, works as Executive Director for EUROBAT, the automotive and industrial battery manufacturers association. He previously worked at a European federation in the waste industry and held internships at the European Parliament and Commission, as well as at CEFIC the chemicals industry association. René has a Postgraduate Master in European studies from the College of Europe, in Natolin, Warsaw, Poland and a Master in Political Science from the University of Rostock, Germany.

12.30 AM – Lunch break
2.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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The rechargeable Battery Market: cvalue chain and main trends 2018-2030
The main goal of this Presentation is to forecast the worldwide rechargeable battery market from 2018 to 2030 for Electronic devices, Automotive and industrial applications. The presentation will mostly focus on xEV market, li-ion battery and components supply chain.
Pillot ChristopheChristophe Pillot, Avicenne Energy
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.

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Electric Mobility

Solutions for an electrified world
Kreisel has gained a lot of experience in the application of batteries in numerous projects for various applications of automobiles, trains, boats, energy storages, sports cars, construction vehicles, buses, trucks, and many others. In particular, the unique thermal management in conjunction with the cylindrical cell opens up numerous possibilities for tailor-made applications, preferably in the high-performance area. In addition to the comparison of battery-systems, the presentation will focus on the scope of technologies and the benefits of the cylindric cell, especially for the automotive sector, and how it can be deduced that even previously unidentified application areas can participate in the technology. Various business models and a cost analysis, as well as the chances of an easily industrializable and scalable product architecture complete the presentation.

Markus Theine neuMarkus Theine, KREISEL Electric GmbH & Co. KG
Markus Theine was born in Cologne in 1964. He holds a Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a certificate in Technical Economy of the Academy of Entrepreneurship Cologne. He added leadership skills by certificates in Business Coaching and Personal Coaching. During his 30 years career at BSH, a Bosch and former Siemens owned company, he was responsible for Level-A projects mainly in Europe and USA. In the position as Head of Product Architecture he established pioneering product architectures with a team of 80 employees. In 2014 he took over the worldwide R&D responsibility for an outstanding product portfolio with 300 employees. Mid of 2017 he decided to join Kreisel, ignited by the spirit of forming a new organization in this young and dynamic business field as Head of R&D and Global Operations Officer where he supports the growth of the organization in preparation for the globalization of Kreisel


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Safety and Life time

Influence of mechanical pressure on lithium-ion cell safety behavior
To identify the safety behavior of cells in a real world scenario, single and stacks of pouch-type cells were braced with different mechanical force and overcharged according to the UN38.3 standard. In comparison with the unbraced cells, the cells in the simulated module showed a significantly divergent safety behavior.

Henning LormannFabian Ebert, Fraunhofer ISC
Fabian Ebert studied physics and does his Dr.-Ing. at the TU München. In 2012 he joined Fraunhofer ICT as a research associate. Since 2015 he is a research associate and a doctoral student at Fraunhofer ISC and Institute of Automotive Technology.


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Battery Management and Components
Putting Safety features into Battery Management Systems
In modern Battery Management Systems a large variety of safe features have to be included to provide a save operation. In this presentation the main safety parameters to monitor are discussed and how they can be implemented.

Stephanie OverhoffStephanie Overhoff, Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH
Stephanie Overhoff studied Electronic Engineering at Stuttgart University and own a Masters Degree (Diploma) in Electronic Engineer. She started her career 1995 as a Development engineer at Siemens in the Mobile Phone division. Stephanie was working before several years as Field Application Engineer at Maxim Integrated. She joined Intersil, now Renesas Electronics Corporation, in 2014. Her main interest is now in Battery Management.


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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. 

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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.

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Electric Mobility
Challanges in the electric 2-wheel sector
Perpetually rising petrol prices, global warming and the ever increasing traffic volumes in the inner cities on the one hand, and the high demand for individual mobility on the other hand necessitate smart solutions. This fundamentally new way of thinking about environmentally friendly transport with consumers having the requisite financial means and an increasing awareness for light electric vehicles shows especially for the European market a significant growth potential due to an regulatory „push“ towards E-Mobility. This speach by Thomas Grübel outlines next to insights highlighting the underlying trends driving the demand for e-Scooters, the drivers and current as well as tomorrow's challenges of electric vehicle penetration and the implications for all stakeholders in the electric 2-wheel sector. Acknowledging the upcoming need to reposition and to reinvent the business accordingly is the key for managing the changes that lie ahead.
Thomas GrübelThomas Grübel, GOVECS AG
Thomas Grübel was born on July 28th 1969 in Munich. After school, for several years Thomas took his experience as a professional squash player and coach in Canada. In 1998, Thomas founded a manufacturing consultancy company in HongKong, which was the reason to in China get in contact with the electric 2-wheel business more than 20 years ago. As the founder and CEO of e-max ev’s Ltd, he set up 2 eScooter manufacturing plants in China before the business was sold to Vmoto (ASX listed) in early 2009. After leaving e-max, Thomas on Jan. 9th 2009 founded GOVECS missioned to develop high-tech premium electric Scooters, developed and manufactured in Europe for Europe.
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
For parameterization at steady state, thermal models need the heat production of the battery (ohmic -, tafel -, and entropic heat) and thermal conductivity of battery components. These parameters can change during aging. Heat sources and thermal conductivities will be discussed and used within a simple 1D cross-plane model.
Frank RichterFrank Richter, AKKA Technologies
B. Eng. (Measurement and Process – Technology) and M. Eng. (Nanotechnology) studies were carried out at Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau. PhD studies in Chemistry took place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Since May 2017 I worked for Siemens / Trondheim on the development of the maritime battery system. From February 2019 I will work for AKKA / Wolfsburg as Senior Expert within Battery Technology.


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Battery Management and Components
Smart Battery Management for complex Systems
Battery management systems are in conflict between functionality and price. Smart solutions in handling safety events, monitoring the battery status and communication with main system can save money or simplify the installation in the field. The session will look into the functionality of BMS and how the BMS interacts with the main application. We will answer the question of how much security is required and how to realize it. Especially in systems with more than one battery module, the crosslinking of the system is a part of the safety function and has to be designed carefully.
Wittmer JörgJörg Wittmer, FSM AG
Jörg Wittmer studied Electrical engineering from 1999 until 2004. In 2004 he started his career as a development engineer at FSM and became project manager in 2009. Since 2015 he is product manager for mobile energy supply.



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Testing and Certification

Series Battery Benchmark - A glimpse to Battery knowhow
AVL offers a comprehensive Series Battery Benchmarking to provide valuable information about competition. AVL Battery Benchmark is not simply a teardown of a battery. In this presentation AVL will give a glimpse into some topics around safety and efficiency of three vehicle batteries currently discussed on the market.

Prochazka WenzelWenzel Prochazka, AVL Deutschland GmbH
Wenzel Prochazka studied Mechanical Engineering for Mechatronics at the University of Graz in Austria and the Institute of Applied Sciences in Rouen, France. During his PhD thesis, he investigated ageing mechanisms of Lithium ion cells. In 2010 he joined AVL List’s Global Battery Competence Team as a expert for ageing of battery systems. In 2013 he switched to his current position as Senior Product Manager for battery systems.


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Electric Mobility

eMove360° - Battery excellence in electric mobility

Robert MetzgerRobert Metzger, eMove360°
After studying business administration and marketing in Munich with internships in the USA, from 1990 to 2004 Robert Metzger supervised the IT trade fairs "Systec", "Systems" and "bits & fun" in a managerial capacity. Since 1998 he has been responsible for the trade fair MATERIALICA - Lightweight Design for New Mobility. In February 2004 he founded MunichExpo which ensures the perfect continuation of the MATERIALICA. In 2009 he founded the trade fair eCarTec trade fair for electric mobility. In 2016 he started eMove360° trade fair and community plattform for Mobility 4.0 - electric - connected - autonomous in Munich. eMove360° Europe is already now world's biggest B2B trade fair for electric mobility and connected & autonomous driving.


3.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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Electric Mobility
The presentation will be published shortly
Günther SchuhProf. Dr. Günther Schuh, e.Go Mobile AG
Professor Dr. Günther Schuh is the founder and CEO of e.GO Mobile AG. The company develops and produces electric vehicles in the city of Aachen, Germany. He was co-founder of Streetscooter GmbH, which was successfully sold to Deutsche Post in 2014. As initiator and CEO he leads the development of the RWTH Aachen Campus. Additionally, Professor Schuh holds the Chair of production engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He is Director of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University, member of the Board of Directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and Director of the Research Institute for Industrial Management at RWTH Aachen University e.V.. Professor Schuh is an active member of several supervisory and advisory boards, as well as a member of the executive board of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering. He studied mechanical engineering and business administration at RWTH Aachen,  subsequently obtaining his doctorate. He habilitated at University of St. Gallen and established the Institute for Technology Management.


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Relationship between Cost, Chemistry and Process - the enabler to interpenetrate the world market for automotive batteries
Main criteria for success of hybrid and full electric vehicles is the cost parity in comparison to combustion engines. The main cost-driver of an electric vehicle are the lithium-ion-cells. Reducing the amount of cobalt reduces the costs in the field of chemistry. Additionally, cell design, size and capacity have to be matched to the process and machinery in the production.
Diekmann JanJan Diekmann, Customcells Itzehoe GmbH
Jan Diekmann studied process engineering at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Already in his diploma thesis he dealt with lithium ion cells and worked as research associate in the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig at the Institute for Particle Technology and as process engineer at a spin-off in the field of recycling of battery systems. His research on battery safety led him to focus on safe cell design and cell production. Jan Diekmann joined CUSTOMCELLS as project manager and deputy head of business development in August 2018 and plans and supports cell development and manufacturing projects from the first prototypes to series production.


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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 MetzDr. Axel Metz, VDE Renewables GmbH
Dr. Axel Metz received a master of science degree in Applied Physics. He performed his Ph.D. research on crystalline silicon solar cells at the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin/Emmerthal (ISFH). For more than 10 years he was with SCHOTT Solar as director R&D solar cells. Later he served as managing director of h.a.l.m. elektronik GmbH, a worldwide leading supplier of PV tester equipment. Currently he is heading the business area energy storage systems at VDE Renewables GmbH.


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Testing and Certification
Effective data management in the battery test field
AVL is operating battery labs and supports many customers to operate efficient processes by providing lab management solutions for small labs up to factory sized assemblies. In this speech supporting IT solutions addressing the test lab and granting access to test parameters, data, scheduling options, test equipment, logistics and KPI of the entire development and testing process are showcased.

Thomas WamberaThomas Wambera, AVL Deutschland GmbH
Thomas has an engineering background in technical IT. Before joining AVL Thomas served in different positions at BOSCH and ETAS in development and in sales / marketing. Thomas Wambera is today managing a business unit for AVL Germany dealing with software solutions for processes, data, virtual testing and smart control unit calibration. In his position he is responsible for sales and application services in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg. AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, including electric drive, batteries and software.


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.

Inagaki Sachiya 1Sachiya 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
Market demand and cost development of LiB - The influence of cell formats, components and cost reduction potentials
The market for lithium-ion batteries is growing dynamically with the sales of electric vehicles. Only in 2017 did demand for passenger cars exceed 30 GWh and will continue to rise to several hundred GWh to TWh over the next 10 years. With this increase in demand, the costs of LiB and their cost structure will also change as a result of technological improvements and economies of scale. This presentation will highlight the market development of LiB and give an outlook on the future costs, cost structures and cost reduction potentials of LiB.
Tim HettesheimerDr. Tim Hettesheimer, Fraunhofer ISI
Tim Hettesheimer studied mechanical engineering and works as Senior Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe in the Competence Center for Energy Technology and Energy Systems. During his PhD thesis he dealt with the question of strategic production planning in dynamic markets such as for Li-ion batteries. His research activities and his daily business cover various issues in the field of LiB and e-mobility: For example, he gives strategic guidance by the development of LiB-roadmaps, advises companies on the transition to e-mobility and consults the European Commission on the ecodesign process for batteries.


Cell and Battery Components
How to design safe battery systems with D6 SMD fuses
SCHOTT SEFUSE® D6 battery fuses offer comprehensive protection in an extremely small surface mount design. The fuse protects li-ion batteries by cutting off the electric circuit in case of overcharging or overcurrent. For decades, SEFUSE® has been one of the most renowned and trusted brands of thermal fuses worldwide.

christoph stanglChristoph Stangl, Schott AG
After obtaining his Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Sciences, Christoph spent seven years working in the semiconductor industry as Systems Engineer and Sales & Business Development Manager. In the meantime he is working for SCHOTT Electronic Packaging as Head of Business Development and Innovation, responsible for launching new electronic packages and components to the market.


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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
Battery Management Systems are key to build battery, using multiple cells. This presentation will show the way of insuring and exercising the robustness of BMS Integrated Circuits to hotplug, EMC and Safety. This will also showcase how the BMS solutions from NXP MC33771/2B are behaving against these exercises.

Alexis AdenotAlexis Adenot, NXP Semiconductors
Alexis Adenot has 16 years of experience in Electronics industry, especially semiconductor. He joined NXP in 2004 and has been in his current position since 2011. He has held various positions in Test, Characterization and Application Engineering. Since 2009, he is working on the development of the Battery Management Solutions for NXP as System and Applications Engineer. Alexis holds a Master degree in Engineering of Analog Electronics and Manufacturing Systems from Polytech’Tours, France.


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Energy Storage

Competitive Analysis of Residential Energy Storage Cell Types and Module Designs
Big Pouch is leading the way for automotive and future residential by providing leading energy density and leading cost advantages. 18650 is loosing ground by not meeting the price and durability requirements of the future, which will be proven in this lecture. LFP chemistry is leading a second path into residential energy storage driven by various chinese suppliers. The criteria for integrators and for battery sourcing are changing now and still not clear for many energy players. In this paper the Top 5 cell suppliers and battery builders for residential storage are analyzed and compared. A guide for sourcing and classification is given. The cost and volume development is taken into account in order to work out the battery picture for worldwide residential battery business towards 2025.

Dr. Piepenbrink AndreasDr. Andreas Piepenbrink, E3/DC GmbH
Dr. Andreas Piepenbrink studied electrical engineering and obtained his doctorate in control engineering before working for several years in management positions in automotive engineering, including five years at ZF Friedrichshafen as Head of Gearbox Hydraulics and four years at Karmann as Division Manager Electronics / Managing Director Engineering Services. 
Seven years of international management and product development in the field of electronics at the market leader for semiconductor test automation, Multitest GmbH in Rosenheim, formed the capabilities to completely build up a power storage technology company as CEO of E3/DC GmbH from 2010. E3/DC GmbH offers highest quality products and leading power electronics for decentralized energy supply with the highest grades of autarky of self-sufficiency in single-family homes, apartment buildings and commercial operations, in the German market.

4.30 PM – Parallel presentations

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The Lithium Market into 2025 and future demand drivers
The lithium market has been very volatile in the last two years due to very high expectations of the industry and society for applications in rechargeable batteries, particularly in E-mobility and renewable energy storage. This presentation covers the current lithium supply/demand situation as well as future supply risks up to the year 2025.

Michael SchmidtMichael Schmidt, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffen
Michael Schmidt is a research associate at the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) based in Berlin, which is part of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). He is a geologist with practical experience in exploration, global market analysis and consultancy. Between 2009 and 2012, Michael worked for the Martin Luther University Halle – Wittenberg where he worked on CCS technology. He also worked for different Junior Mining Companies (mostly Silver and Gold but also Antimony). Since October 2012 he works in risk analysis for different commodities including Antimony, PGMs and Lithium. In this position he is also consultant to the German Industry in commodity related issues.


Electric Mobility
ISCAD - High power traction at low voltage
Electric vehicles are still considered to be niche products, but tendencies in global relevant markets clearly show that the breakthrough is almost here. Common electric vehicles use drive components based on high voltages (HV) up to 400 V to satisfy high standards in performance and comfort and some players on automotive market consider even 800 V the future power supply of cars. volabo challenges this state-of-the-art and presents a globally unique alternative: we deliver extreme performance up to more than 300 kW at safe-to-touch battery voltages.

Runde StephanStephan Runde, volabo GmbH
Stephan Runde attended the technical University of Dortmund and graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering and information technology, focussing on automation and robotic. He is with the volabo for about two years now, working as an embedded system engineer on the Drive Control of a new electric motor, the Intelligent Stator Cage Drive (ISCAD).


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Secure connection and monitoring of cells
The focus on efficient electric drive and powertrain for electric vehicles (VEs) encourages the development of battery management systems (BMS). The BMS enables the safe charging/discharging of batteries and monitoring of battery cells. The presentation discusses the needs for connectors used for this kind of application, providing compact footprints with high current capacity and very low constant resistance. 

SrijaingamJetsada Srijaingam, ERNI Deutschland GmbH
Jetsada Srijaingam is a Global Product Manager at ERNI Deutschland GmbH in Adelberg, Germany. He started his professional career with an education in Mechatronics and studied Industrial Engineering in Germany. Before joining ERNI Deutschland GmbH in October 2017, he holds different product marketing positions including technical sales support of magnetic products, electronic devices and merchandise in Asia.


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BattHEALTH - Battery Life Cycle Tracking
BattHealth is a battery tracing tool which calculates the aging of Li-Ion batteries used in mobile and stationary applications. The core of the technology is the collecting of battery data in combination with testing of batteries after its usage. BattHealth creates a digital twin and uses artificial intelligence for computing customer specific battery parameters.
Manfred PrzbyllaManfred Przybilla, Ambibox GmbH
Manfred Przybilla is owner and founder of the AmbiBox GmbH. Together they are developing software and hardware for Li-Ion based energy systems such as energy storage systems and DC-Chargers. He has served in several high-ranking positions in well-established industry companies such as Siemens, General Motors and juwi AG. He has a master degree in electronic engineering and surplus in mechanical engineering and is still serving both engineering fields


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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 ThomsonTom 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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Grid Services  and Virtual Power Plants – Distributed Storage as the Centre Piece for the Renewable Energy Revolution
In the last few years Residential Energy Storage has become mainstream in many markets across the globe. But to fully leverage the potential of tens of thousands of batteries and to give consumers and grid operators the best value we require more than just new technologies, we require new business models.

Oliver KochOliver Koch, sonnen GmbH
Oliver Koch holds a business degree from the University of Munster, a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from the University of Cambridge in the UK and is an alumni of Harvard Business School’s AMP program. From 2001 until 2011 Mr. Koch was responsible for turnaround projects at Bertelsmann SE: Taking over a underperforming Bertelsmann entities as their CEO or COO and restructure the business to make it successful again. Then hand over to local management, merge or sell the business. Mr. Koch worked in the US, Australia, China, Korea and UK during his time with the company. From 2011 until 2013 he worked at Paramount Equity and Paramount Solar, Sacramento, USA. Paramount was a financial services, solar and insurance business. Investors in the business brought Mr. Koch to Sacramento to oversee the transformation of the company as COO, together with the founding President. The business grew from just over 200 people to almost 1000 people in 3 years. At the end of 2013 the solar division of the company was successfully sold to SolarCity/Tesla for USD 130MM. Since 2014 he works at sonnen GmbH as Managing Director and COO. Mr. Koch overseas operations for the company such as worldwide procurement and manufacturing.


5.00 PM – Parallel presentations

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The World´s Greenest Battery
At Northvolt, sustainability is not a stand-alone strategy or function. It is the core of our competitive advantage and the impact we strive to have. Our mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with minimal carbon footprint and highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

peter blomquistPeter Blomquist, Northvolt AB
Peter Blomquist is Director of Business Development at Northvolt AB, responsible for supporting the Portable market segment. Peter holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has more than 10 years’ experience from the industry. Before joining Northvolt, Peter held executive positions at electronic component distributors, both in Europe and in Asia.


Electric Mobility

Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles
Wireless charging of electric vehicles hit the market in July 2018 when BMW launched a factory-fitted, fully integrated inductive charging system for the BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV. The presentation reviews the fundamental technology and how magnetic resonance is used to design and commercialize efficient and cost effective wireless charging systems. An overview of the DRIVE 11 evaluation system which is WiTricity’s end to end reference design for wireless charging of electric and hybrid vehicles will be given. DRIVE 11 is capable of delivering up to 11kW of power at efficiencies up to 94% and compliant to SAE TIR J2954™ and IEC/ISO standards.

peter wambsganßPeter Wambsganß, WiTricity Corporation
Peter Wambsganss joined WiTricity as Director of Business Development for Europe in April 2015 and is responsible for driving further growth of WiTricity’s business in Europe. Peter has more than 20 years of experience working in technology R&D, commercialization and business development in the fields of power electronics, battery charging, and wireless energy transfer. Prior to joining WiTricity, he served as the head of the Laboratory & Information Technology Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT). As a co-founder and CTO of RRC Power Solutions, Peter led RRC’s development of advanced power conversion, battery charging and wireless energy transfer systems.


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Safety and Life time
Aging and Quality Analyses for Li-Ion Batteries based on High Precision Current Measurements
High Precision Coulometry shortens battery aging studies considerably and enables an identification of different internal side reactions without modifying or destroying the battery cells. Accurate self-discharge measurements can detect microshorts from internal dendrite growth or foreign particles from production.
Perter KeilDr. Peter Keil, Battery Dynamics GmbH
Dr. Peter Keil received the diploma degree in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2010 and 2017, respectively. He received the Dr. Wilhelmy Foundation Award for his outstanding Ph.D. thesis in 2017. Dr. Keil is the founder of Battery Dynamics GmbH and has a wide experience in electrical and thermal characterization of lithium-ion batteries for parameterizing simulation models and investigating battery degradation. 


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Battery Management and Components
Ultra-fast charging thanks to immersive cooling
Lithium-ion batteries are powering a revolution in transport. Fast charging is viewed as an enabler for EVs mainstream adoption and will lead to a stronger heating of the cells. The recent addition of immersion to battery cooling strategies seems to be the latest improvement approach.

1 Loubiat CédricCédric Loubiat, NEOGY
Cédric LOUBIAT, Executive Director & founder of Neogy company in 2016. Cédric is an engineer from University “ESEO” located in Angers (France) in 2001. He has worked in the fields of lithium battery for 17 years in various companies like PSA, SAFT and Ventec. Former to Neogy, he has been during 7 years CTO of Ventec, a company specialized in BMS design and production for lithium batteries.


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Energy Storage

Residential energy self sufficiency - Peace of mind and innovative usage concepts
Energy self-sufficiency is the main driver for people to invest into residential storage systems. But what does energy self-sufficiency mean? Is it only about covering your home demands? And what product offerings does it need to achieve self-sufficiency? Let’s have a closer look into the global markets.
Albersmeier Braun SvenSven Albersmeier-Braun, SENEC GmbH
Sven Albersmeier-Braun, 44 years old and father of two children, has held leading positions in the renewable energy industry for more than ten years. He started his career as co-founder and managing director of a photovoltaic company in 2007 before moving with sonnen GmbH into the storage industry in 2013. There he was most recently responsible for the German and Italian markets. Since 2016 he has been developing the international storage markets for SENEC GmbH.


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Cell and Battery Components
Effects of Battery developments in EV on Contactors and Protection circuits
Sensata recently acquired Gigavac Inc. adding Contactor and Fuse technologies to its Electric Vehicle portfolio. The effects of the latest developments in batteries for Electric Vehicles on Contactor performance requirements and protection circuits will be reviewed and the challenges highlighted, as well as key developments in this field.

C de VriesCarol de Vries, Sensata Technologies
Carol de Vries has more than 15 years of experience in the Automotive industry. He is currently responsible for the Contactor and fuses business in Sensata after the recent acquisition of Gigavac. In 2015 he joined Sensata leading the product family High Temperature Sensors. Before that he was responsible for R&D in the automotive Business Unit of NXP Semiconductors and actively involved in various consortia on V2V communication and battery management. He also ran a startup company in the field of energy harvesting. Prior to joining NXP, Carol held different positions in Philips in the areas of semiconductors, passive components (including automotive), consumer electronics, professional imaging and research. Before joining Philips in 1982 he studied Physics at the University of Eindhoven.


5.30 PM – After-Show-Party

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