PROGRAMM – April 12, 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

rwth isea bild rgbChallenges for battery system and battery management designs for highly reliable and ultra-fast charging applications

Dirk Uwe SauerProf. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen - ISEA

9.25 AM – Keynote

KUKA Logo 800x260 TransparentAutomation in Battery Production – Why, Where, How and How Much?
Automation plays a significant role in the battery production chain, but the optimum automation level depends on many factors, ranging from product design, production volume & location all the way to regulation. We discuss the influence of these factors on necessity, benefits as well as technical & economic viability.

Joachim Döhner 120pxDr. Joachim Döhner, KUKA Germany GmbH
Dr. Jochim Döhner studied physics, earned his doctorate, is a research associate in Heidelberg, Grenoble & Chicago. He worked from 1992 to 2009 in the telecom industry (Alcatel-Lucent), SW development, project management, business development, business unit; 4 years of it in the USA. Since 2009, he has been responsible for machine and plant construction in Grenzebach as Product Management, Head of Sales Production Technology. In addition, he has been responsible for "Technology Solutions" in the "Battery" division since 2016.

10.15 AM – Coffee Break

Take advantage of the opportunity and visit the exhibition or visit the fun parcous and test some e-mobility vehicles.

11.00 AM – Parallel presentations

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Lithium Werks - the new fast growing "Power House"
Joe Fisher, Lithium Werks


Battery Architecture and Production
Artificial Intelligence as a future part of battery design and production
Many so-called developments in the field of battery cells and batteries still rely more or less purely on trial and error. The reason is that some battery cell production methods such as preparing electrode slurries and electrode casting are extremely challenging to digitalize. Both new and modified production methods as well as digitalization can change the game. However, digitalization counts on measurable values. In case of electrode production, pattern recognition may serve valuable data to guide if electrodes are “good” or “bad”, which is not immediately visible nor can be detected simply by the mass per unit area. Another issue are the manifold input aspects to carry out optimizations such as “optimum cell format”, “best cell size in Ah” and so on. These aspects are usually cumulated and weighed in spider diagrams or other tools which usually cannot provide a satisfying answer. Applying methods of artificial intelligence, manifold different proposals can be randomly generated and then compete with each other finally providing a best approach. Electrode manufacturing and cell format/size optimization have been as an example related to artificial intelligence aspects which generally can become - by further similar approaches - a future powerful tool for battery design and production.

Kai Peter BirkeProf. Dr. Kai Peter Birke, University Stuttgart
Dr. Birke has 24 years of experience in research, development, and production of energy storage systems with a focus on Li-Ion technology. Since 2015 he is full Professor at the University of Stuttgart, covering the field of Electrical Energy Storage Systems, covering new cell materials and technologies, advanced Li-Ion batteries and Power to X.

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Next Gen Materials
Solid Electrolyte Materials
Dr. Sumin Zhu, Ampcera Inc.

Beyond CC/CV: Evolutions in Charging Technology and the Impacts on BMS Principles
Lucas Sturnfield, BMZ USA Inc.


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Amendments 2019/2020/2021 focus lithium batteries: learning from burning
The regulations for the transport of lithium batteries by all modes of transport have been modified routinely. The amendments for year 2019 and the consequences for the practical handling are presented. For companies which are involved in the transport of lithium batteries it is nearly a mission impossible to respect the provisions for 100 %. The presentation closes with an outlook on what was just decided for year 2021.

Norbert MüllerProf. Dr. Norbert Müller, Schenker AG
Prof. Dr. Norbert Müller has to do with dangerous goods, chemicals logistics since year 1986. He is the global dangerous goods coordinator of Schenker AG since year 2007 and a public appointed and sworn expert for the transport and storage of dangerous goods since year 1997. Norbert Müller is a lecturer for dangerous goods at the University for Logistics and Economics in Hamm since year 2008.

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Cell Production
Multifunctional Battery Housing in GVI Technology
Dr. Jobst Kerspe, KÖNIG METALL GmbH & Co. KG

11.30 AM – Parallel presentations

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The Lithium Ion Battery Megafactories are here

Simon Morres, 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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Battery Architecture and Production
From Single Cell to High Performance Battery Pack
Outdoor Power Equipment typically have smart Li Batteries with BMS and plastic housings and passive thermal management. Therefore, not only the cell characteristics are of particular importance for reliable battery packs but also the battery pack design and the coordination across the whole system. The presentation outlines the main characteristics and the methods and technologies required for developing high performance battery packs with high power and high energy density
Dr. Marcel Wilka

Dr. Marcel Wilka, ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
Dr. Marcel Wilka is Manager of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. He is responsible for Battery Pack Function, Battery Pack Technology and Cell Technology. Previously, he was with Kyoto's Lithium Energy and Power Corporation. These were Jo9int Venture of Bosch, GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Corporation. He was responsible for Process Development, Cell Development, Devolopment of Functional Safety Concepts for Lithium Ion Batteries, Electrode Development and Validation and Evaluation of Lithium-Ion Batteries from various manufacturers.


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Next Gen Materials
Impact of new electrolytes on performance of Lithium-Sulfur-Battery cells
Dr. Peter Althues, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS


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Patrick Goyer, Fronius Deutschland GmbH


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Transport of damaged/defective or safety critically defective lithium cells and batteries
UN Definition of damaged/defective or safety critically defective lithium cells and batteries. Risk assessment in your company. Checklist for returns. Special Provision 376, Packing Instruction P911 and LP906. Packing, Packaging, Marking/Labelling and Documentation in road and sea transport.

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.

Cell Production
How Sealing Components can Improve Battery Safety and Reliability
Dr. Peter Kritzer, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

12.00 AM – Parallel presentations

World MarketSamsung 2
Cells from Samsung for the future
Kjungjoon Park, Samsung

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Battery Architecture and Production
From cradle to cradle - Efficient automation planning for the battery production
Andreas Mück, Manz AG

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Next Gen Materials

Silicon Nanowire anode for High Energy Density batteries
Ionel Stefan, Amprius Technologies Inc.

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Wireless Power - Cost Reduction through Application-specific Optimizations
Christian Wern, etatronix GmbH

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Christian Breuer, Alex Breuer GmbH Industrieverpackungen

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Cell Production
Ultrasonic metal welding - a key process for e-mobility
Dr. Stefan Trube, Schunk Sonosystems GmbH

12.30 AM – Lunch break

Take advantage of the opportunity and visit the exhibition or visit the fun parcous and test some e-mobility vehicles

2.00 PM – Parallel presentations

World MarketBYD
BYD capabilities
Hao Yang, BYD Germany GmbH

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Battery Architecture and Production
The Fraunhofer-Study on the Influence of Cell Formats
While roadmaps of cell manufacturers have consolidated for the further development of cell chemistries used for high-energy LIB cells, so far no dominant cell format has prevailed. The presentation gives a systemic view of all aspects and criteria from the cell to the module level and finally the individual vehicle concept.

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.

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Next Gen Materials

Potentials and limitations of metal/air and multivalent metal-ions batteries
Dr. Jean-Francois Drillet, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut

Fire Protection and Safety
Lithium Batteries - Fire Hazards and Safety Rules
Dr. Michael Buser, HDI Risk Consulting GmbH


The importance of Recycling for the electrification of verhicles
Klaus Sparn, Umicore AG & Co. KG

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Cell Production
Application of the Electromagnetic Pulse technology (EMPT) in manufacturing of electromobility products
Dr. Ralph Schäfer, PST products GmbH

2.30 PM – Parallel presentations

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Business Opportunities Regarding China´s xEV Sales Leading OEMs
Richard Hsieh, ITRI

Battery Architecture and Production
Technology and market evaluation from the perspective of battery engineering

Sarah MichaelisDr. Sarah Michaelis, VDMA
Dr. Sarah Michaelis studied chemistry at the University of Jena from October 2006 to May 2010. From June 2010 to January 2012 she worked as project manager at SGS Institut Fresenius.
She joined the VDMA in January 2012 and has been head of the battery production department since 2017.

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Next Gen Materials
Super high ionic conductivity electrolyte for lithium ion battery
Dr. Yuto Iizuka, Ashei Kasei Europe GmbH

Fire Protection and Safety
Microcapsules - new approach to passive fire extinguishing
Olegs Murashkins, nitlv

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Recycling of secondary batteries - Challenges and potentials for a circular economy
Dr. Jens Peters, Helmholtz Institut für Elektrochemische Energiespeicher HIU

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Cell Production
Design of rupture discs based on automitive standards

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3.00 PM – Parallel presentations

World Market Lishen
World Lithium-ion Battery Market -China Market Analysis
Kevin Wang, Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint Stock Co., Ltd.

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Next Generation Cell and Battery Sytems for 2025 - Potentials of a Raw Material and Cost Perspective
Based on the P3 market forecast for eMobility, this presentation will cover the demand for battery production capacities worldwide. With insights of Lithium-ion battery cell costs and supplier landscapes, P3 will introduce you to the potential and motivation of future technologies such as solid state electrolyte battery cells.

Robert StanekRobert Stanek, P3 group
Robert Stanek studied Business Management and Production Technology at the University of Stuttgart. He joined P3 in 2012 as an automotive consultant and worked before for major TIER1s and OEMs in the Technical Sales and Controlling departments.. Since 2017 Robert is Partner at P3 and responsible for e-mobility area with focus on powertrain systems and cost management.


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Next Gen Materials
Optimization potential and design guidelines for ceramic all-solid-state Li-Batteries
Li-ASBs have the potential to simultaneously increase the energy and power density while offering intrinsic safety. However, several challenges are faced during scale up and reliable determination of the optimization potential and development of design guidelines are thus important for a directed research and development.

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.


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Fire Protection and Safety
An economical and ingenious solution for test bench and quarantine containers

for HV lithium-ion batteries
Michael Knobloch, GENIUS Technologie GmbH

Recyclability of LIBs
Prof. Dr. Vera Rotter, Technische Universität Berlin

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Cell Production
Powerful valve technology for lithium-ion cells
The global demand for lithium ion battery cells is growing heavily. In this specialist presentation I will show that strong valve technology can improve various processes in the production of Lithium-Ion-battery cells which has a direct impact on the performance level of the whole battery.

Claus Jonas pngJonas Claus, GEMÜ Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
Jonas Claus studied Industrial Sales Management at Heilbronn University from October 2013 to August 2017. From Mar 2015 toFeb 2017, he is working as a student for GEMÜ. In March 2017: Bachelorthesis: branch analysis of the energy storage market - based on the example of GEMÜ Gebr. Müller Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG. Since Septemper 2017, he has been an application engineer in GEMÜ's Business Segment Semiconductor for Business Development of battery storage and Application Engineering in the Semiconductor Market. 
3.00 PM – Panel Discussion

What will be the world market in 2025?

  • Sven Bauer, BMZ Group
  • Dong Wook Chun, LG Chem Europe GmbH
  • Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Christophe Pillot, Avicenne 
5.30 PM – After-Show-Snack

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