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Battery Materials: Next-Gen & Beyond Lithium Ion

9-10 February 2022
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About the Event

This LIVE (online) conference will explore the trends in development and commercialization of solid state batteries, bringing together all the stakeholders and innovators ranging from material developers to innovative startups to OEMs and application developers

Topics Covered

Solid State Batteries | Start Ups | Scale Up | R2R | Novel Cathode Composites | Emerging Electrolyte Material Families | AI in Material Discovery and Optimization | LiS | Graphene | Reactive Metals | Al | Sodium | Zn | VACNT | Green Solvents | Si Anode | Fluoride Cathodes | Solvent Free | Ni-Rich NMCs | 3D Batteries

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9 February 2022

TechBlick

Welcome & Introduction

Wednesday

2.00pm

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Founder & CEO

Welcome & Introduction

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2.00pm

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9 February 2022

E-Magy

Nano-porous silicon for high-energy silicon-dominant batteries

Wednesday

2:10pm

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Casper Peeters

CEO

A major improvement for the next generation of Li-ion batteries is the introduction of silicon as material for the anode, bringing capacity and fast charging to the next level. The biggest challenge of applying silicon-dominant anodes in Li-ion batteries, is silicon's tendency to expand during cycling.

E-magy has invented and manufactures micron-sized silicon particles with nanopores that overcome this challenge by containing that expansion within the nanopores themselves. Li-ion batteries with anodes made of E-magy silicon hold 40% more energy than those made of graphite. It's the low-cost, drop-in solution compatible with existing production lines that the EV industry needs – as currently verified by R&D managers of more than a dozen leading automotive and battery manufacturer brands.

All, Solid State Batteries, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Energy Storage, Batteries and Fuel Cells, b, Advanced Materials

Nano-porous silicon for high-energy silicon-dominant batteries

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2:10pm

A major improvement for the next generation of Li-ion batteries is the introduction of silicon as material for the anode, bringing capacity and fast charging to the next level. The biggest challenge of applying silicon-dominant anodes in Li-ion batteries, is silicon's tendency to expand during cycling.

E-magy has invented and manufactures micron-sized silicon particles with nanopores that overcome this challenge by containing that expansion within the nanopores themselves. Li-ion batteries with anodes made of E-magy silicon hold 40% more energy than those made of graphite. It's the low-cost, drop-in solution compatible with existing production lines that the EV industry needs – as currently verified by R&D managers of more than a dozen leading automotive and battery manufacturer brands.

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9 February 2022

Nanoramic Laboratories

Silicon-Dominant and NMC Electrodes Through an NMP-free/ PVDF-free Process for High Energy Li-ion Batteries

Wednesday

2.33pm

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Nicolo Brambilla

CTO

Nanoramic’s Neocarbonix™ at the Core technology enables Tier-I battery companies and automotive OEMs to achieve next-gen battery performance using existing equipment and manufacturing processes.
Neocarbonix™ at the Core uses PVDF-free cathode electrodes manufactured with an NMP-free coating process, resulting in environmentally friendly, lower-cost, high-power and energy-dense batteries that are compatible with any cathode chemistry. Neocarbonix™ at the Core is also an enabler of Si-dominant anodes, using a water-based coating process and inexpensive forms of Si.

All, Solid State Batteries, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Energy Storage, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Silicon-Dominant and NMC Electrodes Through an NMP-free/ PVDF-free Process for High Energy Li-ion Batteries

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2.33pm

Nanoramic’s Neocarbonix™ at the Core technology enables Tier-I battery companies and automotive OEMs to achieve next-gen battery performance using existing equipment and manufacturing processes.
Neocarbonix™ at the Core uses PVDF-free cathode electrodes manufactured with an NMP-free coating process, resulting in environmentally friendly, lower-cost, high-power and energy-dense batteries that are compatible with any cathode chemistry. Neocarbonix™ at the Core is also an enabler of Si-dominant anodes, using a water-based coating process and inexpensive forms of Si.

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9 February 2022

Cabot

Advances in Carbon Conductive Additives for LIB Applications

Wednesday

2.56pm

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Andriy Korchev

Sr Principal Scientist

Through a broad portfolio of advanced carbons that includes carbon nanotubes (CNT), carbon black (CB), and carbon nanostructures (CNS), Cabot Corp. has brought the world leading solutions of conductive carbons for lithium ion batteries (LIBs).

Cabot’s research and development team has worked to optimize the usage and function of conductive materials in LIBs. In cathodes, high aspect ratio CNTs, show clear benefits in imparting electronic conductivity at the lowest loadings across an electrode film. While, aciniform carbons, CBs, can make many contact points with lithium containing active materials for efficient ionic conductivity, as well as provide the space necessary for Li+ transport, while balancing the cost and processability challenges of CNTs. In silicon containing anodes, CNS is a new class of novel crosslinked CNT materials that greatly improve the cycle life of the cell. This has been shown through electrochemical testing of model cells.

Conductive carbons continue to be a key material technology in LIB. Cabot continues to work to optimize their function in LIBs with the goal of enabling LIB makers to develop winning cell designs by pushing developments in energy density and cycle life among others.

All, Solid State Batteries, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Energy Storage, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Advances in Carbon Conductive Additives for LIB Applications

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2.56pm

Through a broad portfolio of advanced carbons that includes carbon nanotubes (CNT), carbon black (CB), and carbon nanostructures (CNS), Cabot Corp. has brought the world leading solutions of conductive carbons for lithium ion batteries (LIBs).

Cabot’s research and development team has worked to optimize the usage and function of conductive materials in LIBs. In cathodes, high aspect ratio CNTs, show clear benefits in imparting electronic conductivity at the lowest loadings across an electrode film. While, aciniform carbons, CBs, can make many contact points with lithium containing active materials for efficient ionic conductivity, as well as provide the space necessary for Li+ transport, while balancing the cost and processability challenges of CNTs. In silicon containing anodes, CNS is a new class of novel crosslinked CNT materials that greatly improve the cycle life of the cell. This has been shown through electrochemical testing of model cells.

Conductive carbons continue to be a key material technology in LIB. Cabot continues to work to optimize their function in LIBs with the goal of enabling LIB makers to develop winning cell designs by pushing developments in energy density and cycle life among others.

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9 February 2022

Break

Networking Break - Meet The Speakers

Wednesday

3.26pm

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3.26pm

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9 February 2022

Customcells

Cathode Materials For Lithium Ion Batteries – Target actual Comparison: Limitations & Opportunities

Wednesday

3:49pm

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Daniela Werlich

CTO

The cathode material gives a lithium-ion cell its decisive characteristics. It is therefore an important factor, especially with regard to the ever-increasing demands on energy density. We would like to show you which special parameters are important when choosing the right cathode material and we will go into the current trends and developments in this area. We will not only share information about the electrochemical characteristics but also examine challenges in processing, the cell design and the economic as well as ecologic components.

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Cathode Materials For Lithium Ion Batteries – Target actual Comparison: Limitations & Opportunities

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3:49pm

The cathode material gives a lithium-ion cell its decisive characteristics. It is therefore an important factor, especially with regard to the ever-increasing demands on energy density. We would like to show you which special parameters are important when choosing the right cathode material and we will go into the current trends and developments in this area. We will not only share information about the electrochemical characteristics but also examine challenges in processing, the cell design and the economic as well as ecologic components.

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9 February 2022

Stellantis

The role of materials simulation in the design of Li-ion batteries: the case of Li2TiS3 cathode

Wednesday

4:12pm

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Mauro Francesco Sgroi

EMEA Product Development

The current worldwide effort to electrify the private transport sector is based on the availability of Li-ion cells with high specific energy, long cycle life and acceptable cost. Electrodes and electrolytes materials play a fundamental role in determining the performances of Li-ion cells. The use of critical raw materials, such as cobalt and graphite, is a crucial aspect for the LIBs market and novel materials have to be developed. Computational materials science is widely used to design new materials and to optimize the properties of the existing ones: in the field of Li-ion cells this approach led to a deeper understanding of many chemical-physical phenomena associated with the operation of the cell. After a general introduction, the main computational approaches to simulate the Li-ion cells materials will be presented including DFT methods and molecular dynamics. Finally the talk will concentrate on the development of a robust and predictive DFT method for the description of a disordered cubic Li2TiS3 system, a cobalt-free high capacity material showing promising properties as cathode in all-solid-state Li batteries.

All, Energy Storage, Solid State Batteries, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

The role of materials simulation in the design of Li-ion batteries: the case of Li2TiS3 cathode

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4:12pm

The current worldwide effort to electrify the private transport sector is based on the availability of Li-ion cells with high specific energy, long cycle life and acceptable cost. Electrodes and electrolytes materials play a fundamental role in determining the performances of Li-ion cells. The use of critical raw materials, such as cobalt and graphite, is a crucial aspect for the LIBs market and novel materials have to be developed. Computational materials science is widely used to design new materials and to optimize the properties of the existing ones: in the field of Li-ion cells this approach led to a deeper understanding of many chemical-physical phenomena associated with the operation of the cell. After a general introduction, the main computational approaches to simulate the Li-ion cells materials will be presented including DFT methods and molecular dynamics. Finally the talk will concentrate on the development of a robust and predictive DFT method for the description of a disordered cubic Li2TiS3 system, a cobalt-free high capacity material showing promising properties as cathode in all-solid-state Li batteries.

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9 February 2022

US Army Research Lab

Before Li-ion Batteries

Wednesday

4:35pm

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Kang Xu

Fellow & Team Leader

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Before Li-ion Batteries

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9 February 2022

LiCap Technologies

R2R Activated Dry Electrode Process for Cost-Effective Production of Solid-State Batteries

Wednesday

5:05pm

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Katharina Gerber

Director of Business Development

Solid state #electrolytes (SSEs) can improve safety of batteries due to the reduced possibility of thermal runaway that is more likely to occur in the presence of liquid electrolytes used in lithium ion batteries. However, lack of scalable processes allowing to produce SSEs with the necessary combination of thickness, uniformity, interfacial impedance and mechanical strength, hinders commercialization of solid-state batteries (SSBs).

Whether as glass or in ceramic form, SSEs usually require high temperature sintering or vapor deposition to consolidate the films and manage interfacial impedance. The resulting films are brittle, and available manufacturing methods are limited to production of tiny cells with low capacity.

LiCAP Technologies, Inc. has a patented Activated Dry Electrode technology, which makes processing of battery materials more cost-effective and sustainable and, is uniquely suitable for handling of sensitive SSB materials. R2R Activated Dry Electrode process is already proven on industrial scale in world’s fastest manufacturing of ultracapacitor electrodes and has been piloted in R2R production of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. In 2022 LiCAP will launch development of scalable R2R process for the solid-state battery industry.

All, Energy Storage, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Solid State Batteries, Ultraprecision Printing, Advanced Materials

R2R Activated Dry Electrode Process for Cost-Effective Production of Solid-State Batteries

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5:05pm

Solid state #electrolytes (SSEs) can improve safety of batteries due to the reduced possibility of thermal runaway that is more likely to occur in the presence of liquid electrolytes used in lithium ion batteries. However, lack of scalable processes allowing to produce SSEs with the necessary combination of thickness, uniformity, interfacial impedance and mechanical strength, hinders commercialization of solid-state batteries (SSBs).

Whether as glass or in ceramic form, SSEs usually require high temperature sintering or vapor deposition to consolidate the films and manage interfacial impedance. The resulting films are brittle, and available manufacturing methods are limited to production of tiny cells with low capacity.

LiCAP Technologies, Inc. has a patented Activated Dry Electrode technology, which makes processing of battery materials more cost-effective and sustainable and, is uniquely suitable for handling of sensitive SSB materials. R2R Activated Dry Electrode process is already proven on industrial scale in world’s fastest manufacturing of ultracapacitor electrodes and has been piloted in R2R production of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. In 2022 LiCAP will launch development of scalable R2R process for the solid-state battery industry.

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9 February 2022

Break

Networking Break - Meet The Speakers In The Lounge

Wednesday

5:28pm

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9 February 2022

Enevate Corporation

Commercial Ready High Energy Density Ultra-Fast Charge Cells

Wednesday

5:51pm

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Benjamin Park

Founder and CTO

Why bother with fast charge for EV batteries? Charge rate goes beyond driver convenience - it addresses core EV adoption issues such as addressing the fact that only 20% of cars have access to overnight charging, fast charging helps improve existing infrastructure utilization, and it supports drivers becoming more comfortable with less expensive vehicles that have shorter range lowering the price for those vehicles. Enevate is a battery technology company supplying breakthrough Extreme Fast Charge Technology with its pure silicon-dominant cells that are solving these crucial EV adoption issues.

All, Energy Storage, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Advanced Materials

Commercial Ready High Energy Density Ultra-Fast Charge Cells

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5:51pm

Why bother with fast charge for EV batteries? Charge rate goes beyond driver convenience - it addresses core EV adoption issues such as addressing the fact that only 20% of cars have access to overnight charging, fast charging helps improve existing infrastructure utilization, and it supports drivers becoming more comfortable with less expensive vehicles that have shorter range lowering the price for those vehicles. Enevate is a battery technology company supplying breakthrough Extreme Fast Charge Technology with its pure silicon-dominant cells that are solving these crucial EV adoption issues.

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9 February 2022

Sila Nanotechnology

Sila’s Drop-In Silicon Anode Technology for a Sustainable Future

Wednesday

6:14pm

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Gleb Yushin

Co-Founder/CTO

Advancements in the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries have slowed down in the last decade. As conventional electrode materials approach their theoretical limits, substantial gains in battery energy density only come as a trade-off in safety or performance. This talk will introduce an innovative drop-in-replacement nanocomposite, silicon-based anode powder that offers over five times higher gravimetric capacity than graphite and enables up to 20% more energy density today over state-of-the-art lithium-ion, enabling radical product innovation, without performance compromise. This material is shipping today. With Sila’s industrialized and scaled scientific innovation, wearables, portable electronics, and electric vehicle manufacturers can create breakthrough products today that will benefit our environmental impact tomorrow.

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Sila’s Drop-In Silicon Anode Technology for a Sustainable Future

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6:14pm

Advancements in the capabilities of lithium-ion batteries have slowed down in the last decade. As conventional electrode materials approach their theoretical limits, substantial gains in battery energy density only come as a trade-off in safety or performance. This talk will introduce an innovative drop-in-replacement nanocomposite, silicon-based anode powder that offers over five times higher gravimetric capacity than graphite and enables up to 20% more energy density today over state-of-the-art lithium-ion, enabling radical product innovation, without performance compromise. This material is shipping today. With Sila’s industrialized and scaled scientific innovation, wearables, portable electronics, and electric vehicle manufacturers can create breakthrough products today that will benefit our environmental impact tomorrow.

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9 February 2022

Amprius

Full silicon nanowire anodes: towards highest energy density Lithium-ion batteries

Wednesday

6:37pm

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Ionel Stefan

CTO

The silicon nanowire anode technology addresses silicon swelling by enabling silicon to expand and contract internally, in a very robust mechanical structure. As a result, over 1200 Wh/L and 450 Wh/kg levels of energy density were achieved in lithium-ion cells with a cycle life in the hundreds of cycles and fast charging in under 10 minutes, enabling new devices and applications.

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Full silicon nanowire anodes: towards highest energy density Lithium-ion batteries

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6:37pm

The silicon nanowire anode technology addresses silicon swelling by enabling silicon to expand and contract internally, in a very robust mechanical structure. As a result, over 1200 Wh/L and 450 Wh/kg levels of energy density were achieved in lithium-ion cells with a cycle life in the hundreds of cycles and fast charging in under 10 minutes, enabling new devices and applications.

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9 February 2022

Break

Networking Break - Meet The Speakers & Drink Reception

Wednesday

7:00pm

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9 February 2022

Advano

Tailor-made REALSi for high-performance Li-ion batteries

Wednesday

7:40pm

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Chiva Adireddy

CEO/Founder

Today, battery performance is limited by active materials. Graphite storage ability is one of the bottlenecks we can solve using Silicon (Si). Our nanoSi and microSi are based on elemental Si; we call our materials REALSiTM, which is not an oxide, nor produced by Silane gas. Advano converts metallurgical Si, including scrap, into battery-grade REALSiTM using proprietary material science technology. REALSiTM offers tailor-made solutions to both solid-state and liquid-electrolyte batteries. We are open to partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of real Si. The next major evolution in batteries is real Si; our team envisions having REALSiTM in every battery.

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Tailor-made REALSi for high-performance Li-ion batteries

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7:40pm

Today, battery performance is limited by active materials. Graphite storage ability is one of the bottlenecks we can solve using Silicon (Si). Our nanoSi and microSi are based on elemental Si; we call our materials REALSiTM, which is not an oxide, nor produced by Silane gas. Advano converts metallurgical Si, including scrap, into battery-grade REALSiTM using proprietary material science technology. REALSiTM offers tailor-made solutions to both solid-state and liquid-electrolyte batteries. We are open to partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of real Si. The next major evolution in batteries is real Si; our team envisions having REALSiTM in every battery.

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9 February 2022

Sino Applied Technology

Novel anode solution: graphene coating on nano silicon

Wednesday

8:00pm

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Thomas Yang

Executive Director, Deputy Manager

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Novel anode solution: graphene coating on nano silicon

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10 February 2022

TechBlick

Welcome & Introduction

Thursday

2.00pm

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Founder & CEO

Welcome & Introduction

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10 February 2022

Yole

Solid-state battery – the next-generation battery system

Thursday

2.10pm

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Shalu Agarwal

Technology & Market Analyst

Li-ion batteries have become the primary technology of choice for many applications in the consumer electronics industry and empowered the electric vehicle (EV). However, the flammable liquid electrolyte of Li-ion battery is responsible for safety issues, such as electrolyte leakage, fire, or explosion. In addition, the demand for higher energy density, fast charging capability, lower cost, and safer EVs has recently created a resurgence of interest in solid-state batteries. In its talk, Yole Développement will present the advantages of solid-state batteries over conventional Li-ion batteries as well as the challenges associated with their development, like low ionic conductivity, poor wettability of solid electrolytes, high operating temperature, etc. Solid-state battery manufacturers must achieve battery production processes that are scalable and compatible with existing lithium-ion production technology to remain successful in the overfilled market. Bringing solid-state technology to mass production is a difficult task.

Therefore, partnerships are more important than ever to get all the necessary solid-state battery know-how together: technology, equipment, high-volume / high-yield production, and end-systems. Today, many batteries and automotive manufacturers have presented their target roadmaps for mass production to secure a leadership role in the solid-state battery market despite the remaining technology and supply chain challenges.

The solid-state battery is considered the ultimate battery technology for next-generation battery systems. Based on the achievement of technology milestones and growing supply chain collaborations, Yole Développement expects that solid-state battery commercialization will start in about 2025. However, small-scale production may happen even earlier. The intensive development efforts of EV/HEV makers and their partners will result in a progressive adoption of the solid-state battery as a “premium” battery in the 2025-2030 period. After further optimization and production scaling, solid-state batteries will spread to other applications, but their high added value will remain mainly in e-mobility applications. Yole Dévelopment will analyze the key success factors for mass production of solid-state batteries.

All, Energy Storage, Solid State Batteries, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Market, Advanced Materials

Solid-state battery – the next-generation battery system

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2.10pm

Li-ion batteries have become the primary technology of choice for many applications in the consumer electronics industry and empowered the electric vehicle (EV). However, the flammable liquid electrolyte of Li-ion battery is responsible for safety issues, such as electrolyte leakage, fire, or explosion. In addition, the demand for higher energy density, fast charging capability, lower cost, and safer EVs has recently created a resurgence of interest in solid-state batteries. In its talk, Yole Développement will present the advantages of solid-state batteries over conventional Li-ion batteries as well as the challenges associated with their development, like low ionic conductivity, poor wettability of solid electrolytes, high operating temperature, etc. Solid-state battery manufacturers must achieve battery production processes that are scalable and compatible with existing lithium-ion production technology to remain successful in the overfilled market. Bringing solid-state technology to mass production is a difficult task.

Therefore, partnerships are more important than ever to get all the necessary solid-state battery know-how together: technology, equipment, high-volume / high-yield production, and end-systems. Today, many batteries and automotive manufacturers have presented their target roadmaps for mass production to secure a leadership role in the solid-state battery market despite the remaining technology and supply chain challenges.

The solid-state battery is considered the ultimate battery technology for next-generation battery systems. Based on the achievement of technology milestones and growing supply chain collaborations, Yole Développement expects that solid-state battery commercialization will start in about 2025. However, small-scale production may happen even earlier. The intensive development efforts of EV/HEV makers and their partners will result in a progressive adoption of the solid-state battery as a “premium” battery in the 2025-2030 period. After further optimization and production scaling, solid-state batteries will spread to other applications, but their high added value will remain mainly in e-mobility applications. Yole Dévelopment will analyze the key success factors for mass production of solid-state batteries.

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EMPA

Interface Stability in Solid-State Batteries

Thursday

2.33pm

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Corsin Battaglia

Head of Laboratory Materials

Solid-state batteries combining an alkali metal anode and a high-voltage cathode have the potential to double the energy density of current-generation rechargeable batteries. We recently demonstrated the integration of hydroborate solid electrolytes with a 4 V class cathode through in-situ formation of a passivating interface layer. Combined with their high ionic conductivity > 1 mS/cm at room temperature, low gravimetric density 1.2 g/cm3, low toxicity, high thermal and chemical stability, stability vs lithium and sodium metal, soft mechanical properties enabling cold pressing, compatibility with solution infiltration, and potential for low cost, hydroborate electrolytes represent a promising option for a competitive next-generation solid-state battery technology.

All, Energy Storage, Si Anode and Next-Gen Li-Ion Chemistry, Solid State Batteries, Batteries and Fuel Cells, Advanced Materials

Interface Stability in Solid-State Batteries

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