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Battery Materials: Next-Generation & Beyond Lithium Ion

14-15 February 2024
12pm - 8pm

Berlin Time

Online Event

This will TechBlick’s third online event covering three major themes in the battery industry:


(1) Solid state batteries

(2) Beyond Li-ion battery technologies

(3) Next-gen and frontier Li-ion chemistries


The conference covers the latest innovations and developments on applied research, materials, manufacturing and applications from around the world.


The programme is entirely curated by our in-house experts, striking a fine balance between industrial developments and applied research advancements, bringing together a world-class set of speakers from end users, material developers, manufacturers, start-ups, as well as renowned research centers and market analyst groups.


Our exceptional online events are also truly a unique networking opportunity.

All talks will be given live online but will also become available on-demand. The talks from previous events are all also accessible in your library with a single annual (virtual or hybrid) annual pass. You can see the past events here


2023 | Solid-State Batteries: Innovations, Promising Start-Ups, & Future Roadmap

2022 | Solid-State Batteries: Innovations, Promising Start-Ups, & Future Roadmap


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Solid State Batteries | Next-Gen Batteries | Beyond Li-Ion | Sodium Batteries | AI in Battery Development | Li Metal | Aluminiu, Batteries | VACNT | Graphene | Silicon | Natrium | Potassium | 3D Batteries | Additively Manufactured Batteries | Dry Electrode Technology | Monocarbon Membranes | Sulfide Glass | LiS | Novel Cathodes | Direct Plating | Emerging Solid-State Electrolyte Material Families | Layered Oxides | Ceramic and 3D Ceramics | Existing Emerging Novel Cathodes Materials for Li-ion and SSBs | Aqueous, Binder-Free and/or Green Solutions | Thin Film Solid State Batteries and Microbatteries | Supercapacitors | Promising Start Ups | Market Forecasts & Patent Analysis | Scale Up Techniques and Successes | Roll-to-Roll Battery Materials

Leading global speakers include:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Exponent
Prieto Battery, Inc.
Berkeley University
ETH Zurich
rhd Instruments
Materials Design
P3 Automotive
ProjectK
Paraclete Energy
Volexion
University of Maryland
Volexion
CIDETEC
Fraunhofer IKTS
Université de Picardie
BroadBit Batteries Oy
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
NanoGraf
Blue Current
Feon Energy
Fraunhofer IKTS
Shmuel De-Leon
Xerion Advanced Battery Corp
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
University of Colorado Boulder
Fraunhofer ISI
KnowMade
High Performance Battery Holding
AMG Lithium
Amprius
Stanford University
b-science
Zeta Energy Corporation
Customcells
Fraunhofer IWS
GDI
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TechBlick

Wednesday

Welcome & Introduction

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

CEO

Welcome & Introduction

12:00 PM

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Fraunhofer ISI

Wednesday

Alternative Battery Technologies: Roadmap 2030+

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Steffen Link

Researcher and Ph.D student

Alternative Battery Technologies: Roadmap 2030+

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Wednesday

Reactive Metals for the Energy Transition

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Stefano Passerini

Professor

Our society is facing a millennial challenge to slow down global warming below 2 °C in the long term.[1] Ambitious policy frameworks and policy intentions are a must to achieve this target. In fact, analyzing the status quo, International Energy Agency (IEA) concluded that the related carbon dioxide trajectories are not compatible with the climate targets, even if current policy commitments and pledges by governments are implemented.[2,3] The challenging issues are the limited use of renewables, merely considered for power generation, but only marginally addressing other carbon-intensive industrial sectors (e.g., cement, steel, smelting), and the practical reduction of CO2 emissions from the transport sector.
Reactive metal-based storage systems are a new alternative to support the clean energy transition. Herein, the cases of Al and Na are presented, both preliminarily fulfilling the constraints regarding sustainability, but employing two rather different processes. Both, the steam combustion of molten Al for H2 and heat production,[4,5] and a new rechargeable battery, which makes use of seawater and sodium as electrodes, show promising round-trip efficiencies.[6] The latter technology also allows CO2-trapping, desalination, Na metal, and chlorine production. It is argued that further research efforts are needed to verify the sustainability and ability of reactive metal-based technologies to compete with other storage technologies.

References
[1] Report of the Conference of the Parties on its Twenty-First Session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015, FCCC/CP/2015/10/ Add.1, United Nations Framework on Climate Change, United Nations, New York 2016.
[2] International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2016, International Energy Agency, Paris 2016.
[3] International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2019, International Energy Agency, Paris 2019.
[4] H. Ersoy, M. Baumann, L. Barelli, A. Ottaviano, L. Trombetti, M. Weil, S. Passerini, Adv. Mater. Technol. 2022, 2101400.
[5] L. Barelli, M. Baumann, G. Bidini, P. A. Ottaviano, R. V. Schneider, S. Passerini, L. Trombetti, Energy Technol. 2020, 8, 2000233.
[6] Y. Kim, M. Kuenzel, D. Steinle, X. Dong, G.-T. Kim, A. Varzi, S. Passerini, Energy Environ. Sci., 2022, 15, 2610.

Reactive Metals for the Energy Transition

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Our society is facing a millennial challenge to slow down global warming below 2 °C in the long term.[1] Ambitious policy frameworks and policy intentions are a must to achieve this target. In fact, analyzing the status quo, International Energy Agency (IEA) concluded that the related carbon dioxide trajectories are not compatible with the climate targets, even if current policy commitments and pledges by governments are implemented.[2,3] The challenging issues are the limited use of renewables, merely considered for power generation, but only marginally addressing other carbon-intensive industrial sectors (e.g., cement, steel, smelting), and the practical reduction of CO2 emissions from the transport sector.
Reactive metal-based storage systems are a new alternative to support the clean energy transition. Herein, the cases of Al and Na are presented, both preliminarily fulfilling the constraints regarding sustainability, but employing two rather different processes. Both, the steam combustion of molten Al for H2 and heat production,[4,5] and a new rechargeable battery, which makes use of seawater and sodium as electrodes, show promising round-trip efficiencies.[6] The latter technology also allows CO2-trapping, desalination, Na metal, and chlorine production. It is argued that further research efforts are needed to verify the sustainability and ability of reactive metal-based technologies to compete with other storage technologies.

References
[1] Report of the Conference of the Parties on its Twenty-First Session, held in Paris from 30 November to 13 December 2015, FCCC/CP/2015/10/ Add.1, United Nations Framework on Climate Change, United Nations, New York 2016.
[2] International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2016, International Energy Agency, Paris 2016.
[3] International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2019, International Energy Agency, Paris 2019.
[4] H. Ersoy, M. Baumann, L. Barelli, A. Ottaviano, L. Trombetti, M. Weil, S. Passerini, Adv. Mater. Technol. 2022, 2101400.
[5] L. Barelli, M. Baumann, G. Bidini, P. A. Ottaviano, R. V. Schneider, S. Passerini, L. Trombetti, Energy Technol. 2020, 8, 2000233.
[6] Y. Kim, M. Kuenzel, D. Steinle, X. Dong, G.-T. Kim, A. Varzi, S. Passerini, Energy Environ. Sci., 2022, 15, 2610.

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Fraunhofer IKTS

Wednesday

Context analytics in materials and device developments

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Silke Christiansen

Professor, Dr.-Ing.

Context analytics in materials and device developments

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Wednesday

Strategies for improving the properties of layered cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

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Yanan Sun

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as efficient power sources play a crucial role in the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable and renewable energies. However, sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are recognized as a promising alternative due to the similar chemical properties between lithium and sodium, as well as the lower costs and abundance of elements in SIBs. [1,2] With the release of the SIB vehicle by HiNa Battery in 2023, the development of SIBs is approaching the application stage. Layered compounds, in which sodium ions can occupy the interstitial sites, have been explored as potential cathode materials in SIBs. [3,4] As an important component of SIBs, cathode materials with high capacity and good stability are essential for enhancing the electrochemical performance of SIBs. Various approaches can be employed to enhance the performance of the layered compound cathodes, including substitution of cations in transition-metal layers, participation of anionic redox reactions, etc. [5,6] In this presentation, we will share our recent work on improving the electrochemical properties of layered cathode compounds in SIBs. The intercalation chemistry in layered cathodes will also be discussed.

Strategies for improving the properties of layered cathode materials for Na-ion batteries

1:05 PM

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) as efficient power sources play a crucial role in the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable and renewable energies. However, sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) are recognized as a promising alternative due to the similar chemical properties between lithium and sodium, as well as the lower costs and abundance of elements in SIBs. [1,2] With the release of the SIB vehicle by HiNa Battery in 2023, the development of SIBs is approaching the application stage. Layered compounds, in which sodium ions can occupy the interstitial sites, have been explored as potential cathode materials in SIBs. [3,4] As an important component of SIBs, cathode materials with high capacity and good stability are essential for enhancing the electrochemical performance of SIBs. Various approaches can be employed to enhance the performance of the layered compound cathodes, including substitution of cations in transition-metal layers, participation of anionic redox reactions, etc. [5,6] In this presentation, we will share our recent work on improving the electrochemical properties of layered cathode compounds in SIBs. The intercalation chemistry in layered cathodes will also be discussed.

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Meet The Speakers/Networking Break

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b-science

Wednesday

Solid-state / semi-solid Li-ion battery cells – a process-based categorization of divergent product development approaches

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Pirimin Ulmann

Co-Founder & CEO

Divergent process technologies that are pursued by key commercial players towards launching next-generation solid-state or semi-solid Li-ion batteries are discussed and compared.

Some of these process technologies are fairly close to existing large-scale Li-ion battery electrode manufacturing processes. Newly emerging process technologies could solve protracted performance and longevity issues yet might in some cases involve elevated uncertainty with regards to up-scaling and the achievement of sufficiently low costs for EV applications.

This talk is based on an analysis of the global Li-ion battery patent literature using a unique ML framework.

Solid-state / semi-solid Li-ion battery cells – a process-based categorization of divergent product development approaches

1:55 PM

Divergent process technologies that are pursued by key commercial players towards launching next-generation solid-state or semi-solid Li-ion batteries are discussed and compared.

Some of these process technologies are fairly close to existing large-scale Li-ion battery electrode manufacturing processes. Newly emerging process technologies could solve protracted performance and longevity issues yet might in some cases involve elevated uncertainty with regards to up-scaling and the achievement of sufficiently low costs for EV applications.

This talk is based on an analysis of the global Li-ion battery patent literature using a unique ML framework.

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14 February 2024

High Performance Battery Holding

Wednesday

Drop-in production for solid-state batteries

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Sebastian Heinz

CEO

Solid-state batteries are promising candidates to overcome the restrictions of current Lithium-Ion batteries (LIB). But producing solid state batteries is faced with multiple obstacles for serial production due to the necessity of external manufacturing of the solid-state electrolytes. What chances do we have to make the use of state-of-the-art LIB production feasible to produce solid-state batteries? Key to this is the ability to incorporate the drop-in procedure for electrolyte filling in the manufacturing procedure for the solid-state electrolyte – leading to extreme cycle life, superior ionic conductivity, and robust performance.

Drop-in production for solid-state batteries

2:15 PM

Solid-state batteries are promising candidates to overcome the restrictions of current Lithium-Ion batteries (LIB). But producing solid state batteries is faced with multiple obstacles for serial production due to the necessity of external manufacturing of the solid-state electrolytes. What chances do we have to make the use of state-of-the-art LIB production feasible to produce solid-state batteries? Key to this is the ability to incorporate the drop-in procedure for electrolyte filling in the manufacturing procedure for the solid-state electrolyte – leading to extreme cycle life, superior ionic conductivity, and robust performance.

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rhd Instruments

Wednesday

Improving Solid State Battery Materials Testing through Active Pressure and Temperature Control

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Dr. Christoffer Karlsson

Senior R&D Scientist

Solid-state battery materials characterization poses several practical challenges related to sample preparation and measurement conditions. For example, Ohno et al highlighted this fact in a round-robin study in 2020, where ionic conductivities measured for several inorganic solid electrolyte samples were found to deviate by as much as one order of magnitude. Parameters such as pelletization pressure, measurement temperature and measurement pressure greatly affect the obtained results, and it is therefore necessary to control and monitor the experimental conditions throughout measurements. In this talk, characterization of solid electrolytes as well as full solid-state battery cells under active pressure and temperature control is described. A force sensor below the test cell is connected to a servo motor in a feedback loop, giving accurate and responsive pressure control. This kind of active pressure control has been shown to yield the optimal performance of all solid-state batteries. The implications for materials characterization and device performance testing will be discussed.

Improving Solid State Battery Materials Testing through Active Pressure and Temperature Control

2:35 PM

Solid-state battery materials characterization poses several practical challenges related to sample preparation and measurement conditions. For example, Ohno et al highlighted this fact in a round-robin study in 2020, where ionic conductivities measured for several inorganic solid electrolyte samples were found to deviate by as much as one order of magnitude. Parameters such as pelletization pressure, measurement temperature and measurement pressure greatly affect the obtained results, and it is therefore necessary to control and monitor the experimental conditions throughout measurements. In this talk, characterization of solid electrolytes as well as full solid-state battery cells under active pressure and temperature control is described. A force sensor below the test cell is connected to a servo motor in a feedback loop, giving accurate and responsive pressure control. This kind of active pressure control has been shown to yield the optimal performance of all solid-state batteries. The implications for materials characterization and device performance testing will be discussed.

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Feon Energy

Wednesday

The Pass Towards Practical Li-metal Batteries. A First Principal perspective.

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Wenxiao Huang

Cofounder and CEO

The Pass Towards Practical Li-metal Batteries. A First Principal perspective.

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Exponent

Wednesday

Considering Solid State Batteries from a Safety Standpoint

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Lucienne Buannic

Senior Scientist

Considering Solid State Batteries from a Safety Standpoint

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NanoGraf

Wednesday

Silicon Oxide Anode Materials: Performance Levels and Technology Roadmap

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Nigel Becknell

Director of Technology Development

Silicon Oxide Anode Materials: Performance Levels and Technology Roadmap

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Volexion

Wednesday

Conformal Graphene Encapsulation for Next Gen Li-ion Cathode Materials

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Damien Despinoy

CEO

Volexion is commercializing a drop-in pristine graphene encapsulation solution, stabilizing and enhancing Li-ion materials, specifically cathodes. By controlling the material/electrolyte interface thanks to a pinhole free conformal graphene composite, Volexion's end-to-end solution drives a multi-functional performance improvement in cycle life, gassing reduction & safety, rate capability, voltage range extension, reduction of inactive materials, and wide temperature range operability. Beyond improving current materials, Volexion is an enabling technology for next generation materials such as high-voltage spinel and Lithium and Manganese-rich chemistries. Developed jointly at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, Volexion's drop-in technology is immediately usable in existing manufacturing lines and is scaling-up its production capacity to serve industrial partners.

Conformal Graphene Encapsulation for Next Gen Li-ion Cathode Materials

4:25 PM

Volexion is commercializing a drop-in pristine graphene encapsulation solution, stabilizing and enhancing Li-ion materials, specifically cathodes. By controlling the material/electrolyte interface thanks to a pinhole free conformal graphene composite, Volexion's end-to-end solution drives a multi-functional performance improvement in cycle life, gassing reduction & safety, rate capability, voltage range extension, reduction of inactive materials, and wide temperature range operability. Beyond improving current materials, Volexion is an enabling technology for next generation materials such as high-voltage spinel and Lithium and Manganese-rich chemistries. Developed jointly at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University, Volexion's drop-in technology is immediately usable in existing manufacturing lines and is scaling-up its production capacity to serve industrial partners.

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Volexion

Wednesday

Conformal Graphene Encapsulation for Next Gen Li-ion Cathode Materials

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Dr. Nikhil Chaudhari

Battery Materials Scientist

Dr. Nikhil Chaudhari has held the position of battery Materials Scientist at Volexion, where he leads the development of the Volexion's graphene precursor and encapsulation technology. Nikhil has earned a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Houston prior to joining Volexion in 2022, gaining expertise in electrochemical deposition and characterization of deposited layers using in-situ imaging and spectroscopy techniques during his PhD. Additionally, Nikhil was a visiting graduate scientist at Argonne National Laboratory where he investigated the electrochemical interface of lead electrodes used in Lead-acid batteries. He has earned a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston in 2015 and a B.Tech. degree in Polymer Engineering and Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India in 2014.

Conformal Graphene Encapsulation for Next Gen Li-ion Cathode Materials

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Dr. Nikhil Chaudhari has held the position of battery Materials Scientist at Volexion, where he leads the development of the Volexion's graphene precursor and encapsulation technology. Nikhil has earned a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Houston prior to joining Volexion in 2022, gaining expertise in electrochemical deposition and characterization of deposited layers using in-situ imaging and spectroscopy techniques during his PhD. Additionally, Nikhil was a visiting graduate scientist at Argonne National Laboratory where he investigated the electrochemical interface of lead electrodes used in Lead-acid batteries. He has earned a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Houston in 2015 and a B.Tech. degree in Polymer Engineering and Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India in 2014.

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Zeta Energy Corporation

Wednesday

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries using 3D Li anodes and Sulfurized Carbon

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Rodrigo Salvatierra

Chief Science Officer

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries using 3D Li anodes and Sulfurized Carbon

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KnowMade

Wednesday

Solid-state batteries: update your understanding of the competitive and technology landscape thanks to patent analysis.

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Arnaud Capgras

Patent & Technology Analyst

Over the last years, many companies have announced their intentions to commercialize and integrate solid-state batteries (i.e., batteries with solid electrolytes) by 2025. The solid-state battery industry is experiencing a dynamic and rapidly evolving competitive and technology landscape, attracting numerous new players.
In this context, patent analysis is a complementary approach to market research to deeply understand the competitive landscape and technological roadmap, be ahead of cutting-edge technology developments, and understand competitors’ strategies more thoroughly. Furthermore, it allows to uncover companies, technological solutions, and strategies that may not have been identified in market research.
Based on our continuously monitoring of patent activities related to solid-state battery, we will reveal what has happened in the patent landscape since 2021: the main IP trends, key IP players and newcomers, their IP strategies and IP strengths by supply chain position (electrolyte, electrode, cell), and solid electrolyte materials (polymer, polymer/inorganic, inorganic, argyrodite, Thio-LISICON, sulfide glass ceramic, oxide glass ceramic, perovskite, anti-perovskite, LiSICON, garnet, NASICON, etc.) with a special focus on emerging halide solid electrolytes.

Solid-state batteries: update your understanding of the competitive and technology landscape thanks to patent analysis.

5:35 PM

Over the last years, many companies have announced their intentions to commercialize and integrate solid-state batteries (i.e., batteries with solid electrolytes) by 2025. The solid-state battery industry is experiencing a dynamic and rapidly evolving competitive and technology landscape, attracting numerous new players.
In this context, patent analysis is a complementary approach to market research to deeply understand the competitive landscape and technological roadmap, be ahead of cutting-edge technology developments, and understand competitors’ strategies more thoroughly. Furthermore, it allows to uncover companies, technological solutions, and strategies that may not have been identified in market research.
Based on our continuously monitoring of patent activities related to solid-state battery, we will reveal what has happened in the patent landscape since 2021: the main IP trends, key IP players and newcomers, their IP strategies and IP strengths by supply chain position (electrolyte, electrode, cell), and solid electrolyte materials (polymer, polymer/inorganic, inorganic, argyrodite, Thio-LISICON, sulfide glass ceramic, oxide glass ceramic, perovskite, anti-perovskite, LiSICON, garnet, NASICON, etc.) with a special focus on emerging halide solid electrolytes.

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AMG Lithium

Wednesday

Solid electrolyte technology: from precusors and raw materials to securing full value chain

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Christoph Hartnig

Business development and R&D manager

All-Solid-State batteries (ASSB) are the next step in automotive battery technology with regard to increased energy density and safety. The higher energy density allows for more capacity in the same installation space and therefore for longer driving ranges; in addition, the solid electrolyte technology opens space for higher charging rates.

In ASSBs, solid electrolytes are key performance components to reach energy density and safety targets; sulfidic solid electrolytes (SSE) are considered the most promising class of materials.Here, solid electrolytes and precursor materials, especially lithium sulfide, are critical compounds regarding properties of ASSBs.

The availability and, in parallel, high quality of base material are key for performance and stability; AMG is positioned as backward integrated supplier of lithium containing compounds with secured raw material sources allowing for complete control over quality and availability.

Starting from the AMG-owned mine in Brazil, AMG Lithium produces Lithium Hydroxide Battery Grade which serves as both lithium source for cathode active materials and, more importantly, as controlled source for the production of lithium sulfide for SSEs. In order to serve the market demand, the production capacities for lithium sulfide are constantly adjusted to market needs. In parallel, material properties are adjusted based on close exchange with customers and a deep understanding and performance evaluation on the solid electrolyte level.

Solid electrolyte technology: from precusors and raw materials to securing full value chain

5:55 PM

All-Solid-State batteries (ASSB) are the next step in automotive battery technology with regard to increased energy density and safety. The higher energy density allows for more capacity in the same installation space and therefore for longer driving ranges; in addition, the solid electrolyte technology opens space for higher charging rates.

In ASSBs, solid electrolytes are key performance components to reach energy density and safety targets; sulfidic solid electrolytes (SSE) are considered the most promising class of materials.Here, solid electrolytes and precursor materials, especially lithium sulfide, are critical compounds regarding properties of ASSBs.

The availability and, in parallel, high quality of base material are key for performance and stability; AMG is positioned as backward integrated supplier of lithium containing compounds with secured raw material sources allowing for complete control over quality and availability.

Starting from the AMG-owned mine in Brazil, AMG Lithium produces Lithium Hydroxide Battery Grade which serves as both lithium source for cathode active materials and, more importantly, as controlled source for the production of lithium sulfide for SSEs. In order to serve the market demand, the production capacities for lithium sulfide are constantly adjusted to market needs. In parallel, material properties are adjusted based on close exchange with customers and a deep understanding and performance evaluation on the solid electrolyte level.

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Prieto Battery, Inc.

Wednesday

3D Battery Advancements

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Mike Rosenberg

CEO

As the world continues to move toward an electric future, it is becoming increasing clear better batteries are required. Specifically, we need safer, faster charging batteries with high energy density that can operate well in wide temperature ranges (-30 deg C to 100 deg C). Battery engineers have been trying for decades to achieve these goals of having both higher energy density and high power in the same battery, but have been constrained by the typical 2D architecture which requires making a choice between high energy density or high power (fast charging). A 3D architecture allows both high energy density and high power in the same battery and are now no longer just a theory. 3D batteries are being made and tested that show extremely fast charging (3 min charge from 10 – 80%), operation in a wide temperature range (-30 deg C to 100 deg C) and are safer than traditional Li-ion batteries. The 3D batteries are manufactured using existing high-volume processes at low temperature and pressure without any expensive or exotic hazardous materials, which will provide not only a very low-cost battery, but also a low environmental manufacturing footprint.

3D Battery Advancements

6:15 PM

As the world continues to move toward an electric future, it is becoming increasing clear better batteries are required. Specifically, we need safer, faster charging batteries with high energy density that can operate well in wide temperature ranges (-30 deg C to 100 deg C). Battery engineers have been trying for decades to achieve these goals of having both higher energy density and high power in the same battery, but have been constrained by the typical 2D architecture which requires making a choice between high energy density or high power (fast charging). A 3D architecture allows both high energy density and high power in the same battery and are now no longer just a theory. 3D batteries are being made and tested that show extremely fast charging (3 min charge from 10 – 80%), operation in a wide temperature range (-30 deg C to 100 deg C) and are safer than traditional Li-ion batteries. The 3D batteries are manufactured using existing high-volume processes at low temperature and pressure without any expensive or exotic hazardous materials, which will provide not only a very low-cost battery, but also a low environmental manufacturing footprint.

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CIDETEC

Wednesday

In-situ solidification: path towards semi solid state batteries mass production

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Andriy Kvasha

Team Leader

This presentation will review main challenges of SSB development and manufacturing. We will introduce an innovative semi SSB technology CIDEGEL platform pursuing cost-effective in- situ solidification approach which favors to effective integration of semi solid electrolyte into the cell. The electrochemical performance and safety of 5 Ah-class lithium metal and lithium-ion semi solid-state pouch cells will be presented and discussed.

In-situ solidification: path towards semi solid state batteries mass production

7:05 PM

This presentation will review main challenges of SSB development and manufacturing. We will introduce an innovative semi SSB technology CIDEGEL platform pursuing cost-effective in- situ solidification approach which favors to effective integration of semi solid electrolyte into the cell. The electrochemical performance and safety of 5 Ah-class lithium metal and lithium-ion semi solid-state pouch cells will be presented and discussed.

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University of Maryland

Wednesday

High-Rate Li-Metal Anodes in Solid-state batteries by tailored materials, structures, and interfaces

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Eric Wachsman

Director

High-Rate Li-Metal Anodes in Solid-state batteries by tailored materials, structures, and interfaces

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University of Colorado Boulder

Wednesday

The role of Grain Boundary Dynamics

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Chunmei Ban

Associate Professor

The role of Grain Boundary Dynamics

7:45 PM

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15 February 2024

TechBlick

Thursday

Welcome & Introduction

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12:00 PM

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Welcome & Introduction

12:00 PM

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15 February 2024

Shmuel De-Leon

Thursday

Sodium Ion (Na- Ion) Battery Market 2024 – The Next Technology on Battery Mass Production

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Shmuel De-Leon

CEO

Sodium Ion Batteries are the next large production capacity technology for the rechargeable battery arena.
Our presentation will review technology advantages/ limitations – and the motivation beyond bringing that technology to the market.
Last year around 10 companies in China start production of different cell formats – Cylindrical, Prismatic and pouch.
Will review some of the market players status and our prediction for the future Sodium Ion Battery Market.

Sodium Ion (Na- Ion) Battery Market 2024 – The Next Technology on Battery Mass Production

12:05 PM

Sodium Ion Batteries are the next large production capacity technology for the rechargeable battery arena.
Our presentation will review technology advantages/ limitations – and the motivation beyond bringing that technology to the market.
Last year around 10 companies in China start production of different cell formats – Cylindrical, Prismatic and pouch.
Will review some of the market players status and our prediction for the future Sodium Ion Battery Market.

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15 February 2024

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Thursday

Sustainable and cost-effective synthetic route of bio-waste-derived hard carbon anode materials for Sodium-ion batteries

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12:25 PM

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Dr. Maider Zarrabeitia

Principal Investigator

The commercialization of sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) is around the corner for various applications, such as light electromobility and stationary applications. [1-4] The anode of choice in SIBs is hard carbon, a disordered carbon material. One of the greatest advantages of hard carbon is the possibility of using bio-waste precursors, enhancing sustainability and providing cheap material price from its abundance. However, the bio-waste hard carbons synthetic route often undergoes a strong acidic/basic pre-/post-treatment for removing impurities and increasing carbon yield. [5,6] However, such a synthetic process is not scalable, and the initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) is highly reduced, limiting the 1st cycle capacity in the full cells.
We attempted to develop a sustainable synthetic route to replace the traditional methods and be easily scalable. In this work, the physicochemical and electrochemical properties of bio-waste derived hard carbon anodes manufactured by sustainable synthetic route will be presented. [7] The results reveal that bio-waste-derived derived-hard carbon produced via facile and sustainable water washing outperforms those obtained via other non-sustainable processing methods in terms of ICE, capacity uptake, and capacity retention. Moreover, the applicability of the bio-waste-derived hard carbon is demonstrated in a sodium-ion full-cell. Finally, the cost-ecological effectiveness of sustainable processed hard carbon is confirmed by life cycle assessment (LCA) and cost analysis.

Sustainable and cost-effective synthetic route of bio-waste-derived hard carbon anode materials for Sodium-ion batteries

12:25 PM

The commercialization of sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) is around the corner for various applications, such as light electromobility and stationary applications. [1-4] The anode of choice in SIBs is hard carbon, a disordered carbon material. One of the greatest advantages of hard carbon is the possibility of using bio-waste precursors, enhancing sustainability and providing cheap material price from its abundance. However, the bio-waste hard carbons synthetic route often undergoes a strong acidic/basic pre-/post-treatment for removing impurities and increasing carbon yield. [5,6] However, such a synthetic process is not scalable, and the initial Coulombic efficiency (ICE) is highly reduced, limiting the 1st cycle capacity in the full cells.
We attempted to develop a sustainable synthetic route to replace the traditional methods and be easily scalable. In this work, the physicochemical and electrochemical properties of bio-waste derived hard carbon anodes manufactured by sustainable synthetic route will be presented. [7] The results reveal that bio-waste-derived derived-hard carbon produced via facile and sustainable water washing outperforms those obtained via other non-sustainable processing methods in terms of ICE, capacity uptake, and capacity retention. Moreover, the applicability of the bio-waste-derived hard carbon is demonstrated in a sodium-ion full-cell. Finally, the cost-ecological effectiveness of sustainable processed hard carbon is confirmed by life cycle assessment (LCA) and cost analysis.

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15 February 2024

ETH Zurich

Thursday

Enhancing Sodium Battery Performance with Freeze-Cast NASICON Solid Electrolytes

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