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.

The program of the first day as download (2 MB)

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
Autonomous driving and long-distance travelling in full battery electric vehicles bear new challenges for lithium-ion batteries. How do requirements for ultrafast charging ability, high energy density and low cost fit which each other? What can be done in battery management systems to prepare them for highest reliability and zero-fault tolerance?

Dirk Uwe SauerProf. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen - ISEA
Since 2003 Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer is Professor for “Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems” at RWTH Aachen University. His research focus is on storage systems in electric vehicles of any kind, energy storage in grids with a high penetration of renewable energies, post-mortem analysis, ageing and lifetime prediction of batteries, modelling and diagnostics for batteries, impedance spectroscopy and impedance based modelling, and energy system analysis including sector coupling.

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
Ampcera Inc. is a U.S.-based materials science company focused on the development and commercialization of solid electrolyte materials for advanced lithium batteries. Ampcera has been working with 80+ industry customers and R&D partners located in more than 10 countries to accelerate the development of high performance lithium batteries with better product performance, faster development cycle, and lower cost.

Sumin ZhuDr. Sumin Zhu, Ampcera Inc.
Sumin Zhu received PhD in materials science and engineering (ceramics) from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2008. He also completed the strategic marketing MBA-level program from Cornell University. In his professional career, Sumin worked at several multi-national companies in various roles in R&D, product development, marketing and sales, and business management. He and other cofounders started Ampcera Inc. with the mission to commercialize advanced solid electrolyte materials and accelerate the development of next generation high performance lithium batteries.

Beyond CC/CV: Evolutions in Charging Technology and the Impacts on BMS Principles
This presentation discusses the context and design of existing charging architectures, with highlights on the limitations and areas of concern from application and regulatory perspectives. It also covers modern evolutions to Battery Management Systems in addressing those concerns in alignment with emerging trends in the battery application space.
Lucas SturnfieldLucas Sturnfield, BMZ USA Inc.
Lucas Sturnfield is a principle electrical engineer with BMZ-USA. Lucas has spent a decade designing, implementing, and supporting battery management systems for several battery companies. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering of University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lucas maintains a Professional Engineering license in the State of Illinois and currently holds 3 design patents related to the integration of high-reliability batteries into computing systems and novel techniques to expanding the capabilities of battery management systems.


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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 and Battery Components
Multifunctional Battery Housing in GVI Technology
Designing of battery housings means considering guidelines: thermal management - and the housing itself provides good thermal conditions independent from outside temperatures. Moreover, the housing keeps the battery safe under operating conditions as vibration and crash. Multifunctional battery housings integrate these functions in 1 device which is an important step to lightweight construction.
Dr. Kerspe JobstDr. Jobst Kerspe, KÖNIG METALL GmbH & Co. KG
1981 to 1985: installation and managing of the prototype manufacturing at BBC/ABB Heidelberg; Project NaS-high energy battery. 
Since 1985/86 : Engineering, consulting and development company „TechnologieEntwicklung & Beratung TEB Dr. Kerspe“  Since 2013 Cooperation and consultancy at König Metall GmbH & Co.KG. Installation of the autonomous business unit GVI® - Gestützte Vakuum Isolierungen. Collaboration in national and international founded R&D projects

11.30 AM – Parallel presentations

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

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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 WilkaDr. 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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New protocols for safe and long lived LIB fast charging
We developed a new fast charging adaptive protocol for lithium ion batteries based on non-linear voltammetry (NLV). NLV characteristics are: 1) multi-hundred varying current pulses, 2) no upper voltage limit, 3) charge profiles are different from each other, 4) temperature below 35 °C. Over 1300 cycles were achieved with charge time about 20 min.
Rachid YazamiProf. Rachid Yazami, KVI PTE LTD
Dr. Rachid Yazami received his MS in electrochemistry and PhD in graphite intercalation compounds for lithium batteries at France’s Grenoble Institute of Technology, and then began his career at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), also in Grenoble, where he rose to research director. He has been a visiting associate in materials science and chemistry at Caltech, in collaboration with JPL/NASA, for 10 years, and in 2010 joined the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore as a visiting professor in materials science. He is a founder of CFX battery, Inc. (now Contour Energy Systems), a primary and rechargeable lithium and fluoride battery start-up in Azusa, California; director of energy storage programs at the Energy Research Institute; and principal investigator of battery research at the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) Center for Electromobility, jointly managed by NTU and the Technological University of Munich. In 2011 he founded KVI PTE, Ltd., a start-up in Singapore dedicated to battery life and safety enhancement for mobile electronics, large energy storage, and electric vehicle applications. In 1979–1980 Yazami invented the lithium graphite anode, now used in commercial Li-ion batteries. He is listed as inventor on approx. 150 patents and he has coauthored around 200 papers on batteries and their materials and systems.


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Next Gen Materials
Impact of new electrolytes on performance of Lithium-Sulfur-Battery cells
Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries are considered as future energy storage with high specific energies at low material costs. However, limitations in volumetric energy density, power capability and cycle life are still major hurdles towards broad application. The presentation will discuss the status and challenges of the Li-S-technology and introduces a new electrolyte concept enabling enhanced performance.
Dr. Althues PeterDr. Peter Althues, Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS
Holger Althues studied chemical engineering and received his doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry at the University of Technology Dresden in 2007. Since then he is working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology in Dresden, Germany. In his position as division manager he administrates various projects in the area of film deposition techniques, electrode processing and energy storage applications. A recent focus is on material and electrode development for high energy lithium sulfur and solid state batteries.

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New and changed transport regulations for LiB by air
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 and Battery Components
How Sealing Components can Improve Battery Safety and Reliability
The presentation will provide an overview of Freudenberg´s battery components, which include separators & seals for Lithium cells as well as large format housing gaskets and sealing components for thermal management systems. A strong focus of the presentation is put on components and approaches which contribute to safety requirements of future battery systems. Here, heat shields, overpressure valves and pressure compensation concepts are presented. The speech shows both large-serial products, but shall also encourage the audience for common developments.

Dr. Kritzer PeterDr. Peter Kritzer, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Peter Kritzer has studied Chemistry at & received his PhD from University Heidelberg. Since 2000, he is involved in R&D for battery components. His working experience include separators as well as sealing components for cells and battery systems.  His actual position is that of a Senior Application Expert for Lithium Batteries & Thermal Management components. Besides these activities, he gives trainings for Creativity Techniques & E-mobility.


12.00 AM – Parallel presentations

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World Market
The transition from lead-acid to lithium. An analysis of past, present and future applications and opportunities based on technical and commercial developments
Technical and commercial characteristics of lead-acid and lithium batteries are identified. After describing these characteristics in the past, the future developments are also discussed. Subsequently various markets are touched on where the transition from lead-acid to lithium batteries has already taken place or shall happen in the future.

Dirk GogswaardtDirk van Gogswaardt, Intercel Energie B.V.
Dirk van Gogswaardt holds and Master’s degree in Business Administration and has been active in the battery industry for more than 10 years. He is at his best where new technologies, products and markets intersect. In the last 10 years he has worked on the from lead-acid to lithium batteries. As business development manager for Intercel his role is to expand the number of markets that are serviced and ensure that the right products are available that fit these new markets.


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Battery Architecture and Production
From cradle to cradle - Efficient automation planning for the battery production
The enormous growing speed of the battery market is a pretty challenge for innovative machine manufacturers. Due to missing standards and high innovation grade it’s necessary to meet the challenge to find an efficient way to develop machine and production concepts for individual customer solutions. Flexibility of processes for the next generations is a new dimension of an economic approach.
Stefan BezStefan Bez, Manz AG
Stefan Bez is Technical Sales Specialist of Manz AG and responsible for Laser Systems, Module / Pack and Cell Assembly machines in the business unit Energy Storage. He studied automation technology at the Reutlingen University. Stefan worked for more than 16 years in research and development for Manz AG as software development engineer and team manager in the fields of motion control, machine controller, robotics and drive technologies.

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Next Gen Materials

Silicon Nanowire anode for High Energy Density batteries
Amprius’ unique nanowire technology addresses silicon swelling by enabling silicon anodes to expand and contract internally, in a very robust mechanical structure.  As a result, Amprius is the only entity known to have achieved 1200 Wh/L and 425 Wh/kg levels in lithium-ion cells with a cycle life in the hundreds of cycles.

Ionel StefanIonel Stefan, Amprius Technologies Inc.
Ionel Stefan is Amprius’ Chief Technology Officer. He joined Amprius in its very early days as a Senior Scientist, initially to lead electrochemistry for silicon nanowire anode-based lithium-ion batteries. Dr. Stefan now leads Amprius' development of silicon nanowire electrochemistry, cell technology -- including material design, cell design and engineering -- and product development.


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Wireless Power - Cost Reduction through Application-specific Optimizations

Advantages of wireless power transmission systems in comparison to standard plug contacts are easily identified. Power transmitters as well as power receivers can be hermetically sealed, which simplifies the housing design a lot. There are no high-maintenance and malfunction-prone contacts needed and leaks in the contact area are largely excluded. The initial impression usually suggests that the wireless transmission system or, more generally, wireless power management must be significantly more expensive than a plug-in connector. But this comparison frequently ignores the fact that a wireless transmission system offers far more functionality than a plug-in connector.
Christian WernChristian Wern, etatronix GmbH
Christian Wern studied mechatronics in Saarbrücken and is active in wireless power since 2011. He is responsible for firmware implementation of various wireless power systems. Furthermore he got a lot of experience in Qi, PMA and proprietary solutions.


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Transport packaging for damaged and defective lithium batteries
The transport of lithium batteries in the global intermodal supplychain is subject to regulations for the transport of dangerous goods. This presentation explains how to fully compliant use UN approved dangerous goods packaging for lithium batteries as well as for battery prototypes and damaged or defective batteries.
Breuer ChristianChristian Breuer, Alex Breuer GmbH Industrieverpackungen
Christian Breuer was born in 1970. In 1989 he did his apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade at G. Schneider & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne. From 1993 until 1998 he studied Packaging Technology at the University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart. In 1998 he started working in the field of packaging development at Procter & Gamble and since 2002 he is Managing Director at Alex Breuer GmbH, Cologne.



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Cell and Battery Components
Ultrasonic metal welding - a key process for e-mobility
For the production of electric vehicles there are various application areas in which ultrasonic welding is one of the leading connection technologies: wire harness production, power electronics, cell and battery production and cell contact systems.

Dr. Trube StefanDr. Stefan Trube, Schunk Sonosystems GmbH
Stefan Trube studies of metallurgy at RWTH Aachen University. From 1994 – 2000 was Trube head of Application Technology welding shielding gases at Linde AG.From 2000 – 2005 he was Managing Director of Cloos Innovations GmbH. Since 2005 is he head of the Sonosystems Division of the Schunk Group. Schunk Sonosystems and Stapla are specialized in ultrasonic metal welding and are world market leaders in the field of ultrasonic welding of wire harnesses, Li-ion batteries, semiconductors, power electronics and welding of copper tubes in refrigeration circuits.

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 Market
When does the operation of a battery become environmentally positive?
A comparison of Pb-acid and Li-ion technology: life cycle analysis, CO2 footprint and overall sustainability. Ecological amortization in home storage application happens after few months. The Li-Ion storage system starts “to work green” after 0.6 years and with the Lead-acid storage system after 1.8 years of operation.

Karl Heinz PettingerProf. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger, Hochschule Landshut
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Pettinger, born 1962, is specialized in electrochemistry. He is Scientific Director of the Technology Center Energy of UAS Landshut and represents the technology of energy storage in practice and teaching. He focusses on material research, electrode and manufacturing technology development for lithium batteries as well as the integration of lithium storage systems. The focus is on applied research, process development and simulation methods.


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Battery Architecture and Production
Further development of over-current protection in HVDC battery circuits
Presented paper will show and explain further development of over-current electrical protection n HVDC battery circuits up to 1000Vdc. This protection is based on combination of Fuse and so called Pyro-switch technologies in order to provide the best and the fastest breaking of electric current and best electric arc mitigation

Mitja KoprivšekMitja Koprivšek, ETI Elektroelement d.d.
Mitja Koprivšek has a Master Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from Maribor University, Slovenia. He works with company ETI Elektroelement since 1985 and he occupied several different positions on the field of research and development, product management and strategic product development. He is active in international standardisation in IEC, Cenelec and Slovenian standardisation on protection devices, fuses and breakers. He is active in Slovenian Chamber of commerce and industry and member of several supervisory boards in Slovenian R&D institutions.


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Next Gen Materials

Potentials and limitations of metal/air and multivalent metal-ions batteries
The tremendous demand in energy storage devices is a very ambitious technological challenge that obviously cannot be overcome with established lead-acid, NiMH and Li-ion technologies alone, mostly due to foreseeable shortening of raw material resources and lack of efficient recycling processes, especially in case of Lithium. In the past decades, huge efforts were done to develop metal/air and multivalent metal-ion technologies which rely on cheap, abundant and non-hazardous materials. This talk aims to summary potentials and limitations of these both systems illustrated by some recent progress on Zinc/air and Al-ion batteries research activities in our lab.
Dr. Drillet Jean FrancoisDr. Jean-Francois Drillet, DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut
Dr. Jean-Francois Drillet is currently leader of the “Battery & Fuel Cells” team at DECHEMA research institute (DFI) in Frankfurt am Main. Its expertise focuses on the development and characterization of catalysts, gas diffusion electrodes and intercalation materials for fuel cells, metal/air and metal-ion batteries at the lab scale.


Fire Protection and Safety
Lithium Batteries - Fire Hazards and Safety Rules
Basically, lithium batteries and the corresponding charging technologies are considered to be relatively safe when used and handled properly. The well-engineered production technology as well as the protective mechanisms built into the battery allow the user to handle the chemical energy storage systems in a fundamentally safe way.

Dr. Buser MichaelDr. Michael Buser, HDI Risk Consulting GmbH
Dr. Michael Buser has been managing international risk consulting projects, risk engineering surveys and loss control programs for many years. In this context he has been dealing with development and implementation of safety standards for companies in industry, commerce, trade and services. He has published numerous articles in technical journals and specialist magazines, and he is the author of a collection of guidebooks on operational and occupational safety.


Reducing Risks for Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Quality
The LIB industry is facing a turning point in terms of market growth mainly due to the adoption of electrified cars (EV's). The need for a reliable and sustainable supply chain is hereby one of the most discussed topics in the industry. The purpose of this presentation is to weigh the role of the recycling industry in such a supply chain.

Charles StuyckCharles Stuyck, Umicore
Charles Stuyck studied Engineering Sciences and received his master in Energy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium in 2009. Since then he is working at Umicore, first in the USA, later in Belgium. Right now he is the “Global Commercial and Strategic Development Manager”



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Cell Production
Application of the Electromagnetic Pulse technology (EMPT) in manufacturing of electromobility products
The Electromagnetic Pulse technology (EMPT) is used for mass production of high performance electromobility products as hybrid aluminum –copper powerbusbars for batteries with optimal mechanical and electrical properties. Additionally to this EMPT can be used for cable crimping or joining of battery cooler plates.

Pabst ChristianChristian Pabst, PST products GmbH
From 2006 until 2011 Christian Pabst studied engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt. After that he worked as a research assistant at Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines (PtU) until 2016. Furthermore, since 2011 he works at PSTproducts GmbH as an engineer for research and development.


2.30 PM – Parallel presentations

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World Market
The future of cell production in Germany
The German government wants cells to be produced in Germany. The suppliers of raw material and machinery are represented in Germany and currently supply the Asian market. TerraE shows how cell production in Germany can be built with the support of the German government.

Sven HPSven Bauer, TerraE
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.


Battery Architecture and Production
Technology and market evaluation from the perspective of battery engineering
Application markets as electromobility demand high quality long-lasting batteries at an affordable cost. Technical feasibility and economic success will be achieved only through the interaction of the entire value chain. This presentation will focus on markets and challenges from the perspective of the battery mechanical and plant engineering industry.

Sarah MichaelisDr. Sarah Michaelis, VDMA
Dr. Sarah Michaelis studied Chemistry at the University of Jena from October 2001 to October 2006. During her PhD thesis she worked from October 2006 to May 2010 as scientific employee at the university. From June 2010 to January 2012 she worked as a project manager at SGS Institut Fresenius. She joined VDMA in February 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
Lithium ion secondary battery has big advantages of light weight, high energy and long life time, and thus has been widely used as a power source of various mobile electronic devices. In recent years, its application has been expanding to industrial use represented by an electric power tool, such as impact driver, electric drill, and chainsaw etc.; vehicle use, such as electric vehicles, electromotive bicycles, etc. It has been noticed further in a power storage field, such as a housing battery system. We have developed super high ionic conductivity electrolyte for lithium ion secondary battery. Principle of the innovation is more dissociated ions, high molecular mobility, and low electrode interface barrier. This innovative electrolyte contributes to increases battery capacity and EV cruise distance, to shorten charging time, to improve output/regeneration power efficiency, and enable battery operation at extreme low temperature.
Dr. Iizuka YutoDr. Yuto Iizuka, Ashei Kasei Europe GmbH
Dr. Yuto Iizuka obtained his PhD with a thesis on organic chemistry at University of Tsukuba in Japan in 2008. In 2008, he started to work for Asahi Kasei Corporation in Japan and he has been responsible for new business development in the field of materials for fuel cell, redox flow battery and so on. In 2018, he moved to Germany and currently work for Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH to create new business in Europe. His current topic of business development is innovative electrolyte for Lithium-ion battery.

Fire Protection and Safety
Microcapsules - new approach to passive fire extinguishing
The "New Innovation Technologies Company" offers an innovative solution in the fire extinguishing industry, "Microcapsules" ranging in size from 50 to 80 microns with a gas content of up to 98%. Able to be mixed with almost any liquid substance and not lose the ability to autonomous actuation for 5 years after applying them to the surface. Flexible in use, safe for the environment, as safe as possible for electrical and electronic devices, not harmful to humans. The "New Innovation Technologies Company" offers a solution for the protection of electric battery for different devices started from regular battery till expensive electro vehicle electro battery platform.
Murashkins OlegsOlegs Murashkins, N.I.T.
Oleg Murashkin is the founder of the "New Innovation Technologies Company". Previous experience in managing several enterprises prompted Oleg to create his own business in the field of innovative technologies.


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Recycling of secondary batteries - Challenges and potentials for a circular economy
The presentation provides an outline of potential resource constraints for secondary batteries, their environmental impacts and the potential of recycling processes for reducing these. Battery-specific challenges for closing material cycles and reducing impacts are pointed out, considering current and future cell chemistries
Dr. Peter JensDr. Jens Peters, Helmholtz Institut für Elektrochemische Energiespeicher HIU
Jens Peters holds a diploma degree (Dipl. Ing.) in electrical engineering (communication technologies) from the Technical University of Munich. He worked several years as R&D engineer and project leader in the automotive industry (Ingolstadt, Barcelona) in the development of electronic components. After finishing an MSc. in renewable energies and fuel cells at UIMP / CSIC in Madrid, he started working in the field of system analysis of energy processes at Instituto IMDEA Energía, Madrid. In 2015 he finished his dissertation at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) about the environmental, economic and thermodynamic assessment of pyrolysis processes for the production of biofuels and biochar. Since 2015, he is part of the research group ‘Resources, Recycling, Environment & Sustainability’ at HIU, where he is working on the modelling and assessment of novel electrochemical energy storage technologies, with a special focus on material issues and sustainability of new battery systems (eco-design).

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Cell and Battery Components
Design of rupture discs based on automitive standards

The gist of the presentation is to explain the requirements to design degassing in automotive applications. Whether hybrid, fuel cell or e-drive is needed to design a rupture disc. With animated films, necessary calculations and test procedures it is a first technical insight.

Buchmann Volker pngVolker Buchmann, Hugo Benzing GmbH & Co. KG
Volker Buchman studied at the Electrical Engineering BW University Munich. He was Technical Manager at Zwicker Sensortechnik, Product Manager for High Frequency Products at Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and later Director for Product Marketing at Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH. He is currently Senior Engineer Electronical Systems at Hugo Benzing GmbH.

3.00 PM – Parallel presentations

World Market
World Lithium-ion Battery Market -China Market Analysis
This presentation is about the world lithium battery market, especially in China. You will get a short outlook about the development of the lithium battery market in China. Thereafter the topic will be market competition and the industry risks. A brief perspective of the future development trend will be given in the end.

Kevin WangKevin Wang, Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
Kevin Wang is the Executive Vice President of Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co.,Ltd.




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Battery Architecture and Production
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
An economical and ingenious solution for Test bench and quarantine containers for HV lithium-ion batteries. The interaction of transport containers with PyroBubbles have been tested so that they can be approved for different approaches for dangerous goods for damaged and new li-ion batteries by means of experimentals investigations.
Michael KnoblochMichael Knobloch, GENIUS Technologie GmbH
Born on 31th august 1964 in Germany, MBA and Degree of Sport Science, married, two children. e Commerce Business of a leading financial service provider in the wholesale area up to current activity as a board member in several companies.  His strengths are in creating ideas and speaker successfully building companies. Since several years he is in the managing board of genius group. A leading german company for innovative ideas for fire protection, fire prevention and extinguishing systems.


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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. 

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Reducing Risks for Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Quality
Lithium-ion batteries are dangerous goods and require professional safety standards. Careless handling can cause high damage. Considering the various standards and certifications is an important step in lithium-ion battery safety and quality, but it should not be the only one recyclers take. Redux Recycling GmbH has established various quality and safety factors.

Eda CoskunEda Coskun, Redux Recycling GmbH
Eda Coskun studied Communication and Documentation at University of Applied Science Aschaffenburg from 2011 until 2015. During her studies she did a full-time internship in marketing at Turkish Airlines Inc. and a full-time internship in customer experience and management at Adam Opel AG, Rüsselsheim. In 2016 she started her career as Quality- and Environmental Manager at Redux Recycling GmbH, Offenbach.

3.30 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
  • Joe Fisher, Lithium Werks
4.15 PM – End of the event

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