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.

8.30 AM – Welcome

Welcome to the 16. Battery Experts Forum

Klaus HeckKlaus Heck, Batteryuniversity GmbH

8.35 AM – Keynote

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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.

Dr. 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
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
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 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

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.
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Dr. 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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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
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

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
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 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
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.


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

This talk will include the global xEV and ICE market trends regarding leading countries, popular makes and models, the market trends of global electric vehicle batteries, potential related battery technologies and finally the conclusion.
Richard Hsieh, ITRI
Richard Hsieh has spent the past thirteen years working for the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). His first six years were in the R&D department, working specifically on automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, and his last six in industrial analysis focusing primarily on Electric Vehicles (x-EVs) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). He has been the project leader of many industry analyses, product strategies, and AOI R&D projects.
Since 2015, he has co-written and was the chief editor of the Taiwan Automotive Industry Yearbook. He also acts as the consultant for the Taiwan Automotive Research Consortium (TARC). Besides, he has been a member of the Institute of Taiwan Project Management for ten years, and Hsinchu branch president for the past four.


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
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 Jens

Dr. 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).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).Recent

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Cell Production
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 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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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.

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. 
3.30 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 
4.15 PM – End of the event

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