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Cambridge EnerTech’s

Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries

From Raw Materials to the Latest Advancements in Battery Chemistries

October 29-30, 2019

Cambridge EnerTech's Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries conference will bring together leading battery chemists, engineers, and material R&D professionals from industry, government and academia to discuss the current challenges and breakthroughs in battery chemistries. Case studies highlighting advancements in both electrode and electrolyte chemistry will be shared. In addition to improvements in Li-ion chemistries, the economic value of lithium technologies will also be discussed. You can expect to get an insightful view of the various lithium-ion chemistries and emerging lithium-ion chemistries of the future, where lithium metal, lithium/sulfur, lithium/air, sodium, magnesium, and calcium chemistries will be the focus of interest.

Final Agenda

Tuesday, October 29

8:00 Registration and Morning Coffee


9:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Martin Winter, PhD, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery, Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster

9:05 From Liquid to Solid: High Conductivity Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries

Andreas Hintennach, PhD, Professor, Research HV Battery Systems, Daimler AG

Novel and sustainable electroactive materials can help to decrease the ecological impact of novel battery concepts soon. While on the one hand, high energy density is required, the aspects of safety and lifetime get more important and often mean a challenge. All these requirements are met by very different approaches with different characteristics: all solid-state cells, high-energy materials, lithium-sulfur, and even different systems, e.g., Na- or Mg-ion.

9:55 Advanced High-Ni Cathode Materials for xEV Applications

Young-Min Choi, PhD, Senior Research Fellow & Vice President, Advanced Materials R&D, LG Chem

High-capacity nickel-based cathode materials have become the principal candidates for a lithium–ion energy storage system powering electrified transportation units. With the aim of achieving high capacity with satisfactory battery lifetime, stabilization of the nickel-based cathode has become a globally competitive topic. In this talk, we will discuss a range of the nickel-rich layered oxides, starting from commercially available and currently used materials to promising novel materials that may be commercialized in the future. Fundamental properties, opportunities, challenges, and latest progress of high-Ni cathode materials research will be discussed.


10:20 Grand Opening Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


10:50 eLNO®: Next-Generation High-Energy Low-Cobalt Cathode Materials for Greater Stability and Safety

Eva-Maria Hammer, PhD, Product Innovation Manager, Battery Materials, Johnson Matthey

Through materials and process engineering, JM has brought a world-leading high-nickel, low-cobalt offering to the market: eLNO. JM’s rapid customisation model continues to push the energy, stability, and safety performance of these materials even higher, whilst further reducing cobalt content. In this talk, we aim to demonstrate the competitive advantage of eLNO and provide an insight into JM’s strength of developing and tailoring material performance for the fast-paced automotive industry.

11:15 Talk Title to be Announced

Michael Kruft, PhD, Director, Research and Development, Umicore

11:40 Kynar® Fluoropolymers in LiB – Solutions for Cathode and Separator Coatings

Thomas Fine, PhD, Global Market Manager – Battery, Technical Polymers, Arkema SA

Today Kynar Battery Solutions are represented by two flagship ranges – Kynar HSV electrode binder resins and Kynarflex LBG separator coating resins. During this presentation, Arkema will highlight its latest innovation in these two product lines to meet the always more demanding requirements in terms of performance and safety.

12:05 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:30 Q&A

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:45 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

14:15 Chairperson’s Remarks

Martin Winter, PhD, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery, Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster

14:20 From Lithium Metal Powder to High Energy Batteries

Adam Best, PhD, Principal Research Scientist & Research Grp Leader, Metal Industries, CSIRO Manufacturing

In order to enable higher energy batteries lithium metal is a key requirement for the anode. At present, there are a number of challenges to produce Lithium metal sustainably whilst ensuring that Lithium metal foils used in devices do not turn dendritic on continuous cycling. This presentation will address both of these topics and describe innovations which are being developed at CSIRO Australia.

14:45 Sulfide Glass and Glass Ceramic Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Batteries

Atsushi Sakuda, Assistant Professor, Applied Chemistry, Osaka Prefecture University

The most important component of all-solid-state batteries is a solid electrolyte. Some solid electrolytes have demonstrated lithium-ion conductivities of over 10-2 S cm-1, which is greater than in conventional liquid electrolytes. In addition to the conductivity, understanding the mechanical properties and chemical stability in humid conditions is important to battery manufacturing and for long-term reliability. Our recent research on those properties of sulfide glass and glass-ceramic electrolytes will be introduced.

15:10 Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing


15:50 Developments in Large-Format All-Solid-State Batteries Produced Using Roll-to-Roll Processes

Doug Campbell, CEO, Solid Power

All-solid-state batteries (ASSB) have significant potential for providing greater energy and safety as compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries. However, one area of concern is manufacturability and associated costs for ASSBs. In 2019, Solid Power installed its first automated, roll-to-roll production line in order to achieve higher-quality ASSBs and at volume. Solid Power’s talk will provide an overview of Solid Power’s manufacturing approach, as well as preliminary performance data on ASSB cells produced using its small volume production line.

16:15 Talk Title to be Announced

Yong-Gun Lee, PhD, Samsung Electronics 

16:40 Engineering Lithium Metal Surface to Enable Long-Term Cycling with Carbonate-Based Electrolytes

Dee Strand, PhD, CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

Significant progress towards the passivation of Li metal anodes must occur before any of the anode’s potential can fully be realized. To this end, Wildcat Discovery Technologies has developed both in situ and ex situ surface passivation methods for lithium metal to significantly boost the cycling performance of lithium metal batteries. We will show investigation of passivation materials in combination with a variety of electrolyte compositions.

17:05 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

17:55 Q&A

18:15 Close of Day

18:15 Tutorial Registration*

18:30 - 20:45 TUT5: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries with Silicon-Based Anodes

TUT6: Lithium-Ion Battery Raw Materials Markets: Supply and Demand Outlook and Pricing Evolution

*Separate registration required.

Wednesday, October 30

8:30 Registration and Morning Coffee


9:00 Chairperson’s Remarks

Martin Winter, PhD, Chair, Applied Material Science for Energy Conversion and Storage, MEET Battery, Research Center, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Muenster

9:05 Development of Functional Conductive Carbon for Li-Ion Batteries

Shuichi Ishimoto, PhD, Section Manager of Advanced Material Group, Basic Research Center, R&D Headquarters, Nippon Chemi-Con Corp.

In order to enhance the cycle durability of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) for xEVs, we have developed a novel conductive carbon material called NH Carbon. The NH Carbon has a unique coating ability on the active materials’ surface in both negative and positive electrodes. Therefore, the cycle life of LIBs with the NH Carbon can be improved drastically. In the presentation, we will introduce the feature, effectiveness, and mechanism of the NH Carbon.

9:30 Functional Binders for High Energy LIB

Tatsuo Horiba, PhD, Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science

We have been demonstrating that water-soluble binders provide better electrode performance than PVdF, which is due to uniformly dispersed electrode materials, sufficient coverage of active material surface, etc. Therefore, we named such binders “functional binders.” We will present some results on functional binders for lithium-ion batteries, with their feature, performance and working mechanism, focused on sodium polyacrylate (PANa), polysaccharides, lithium poly-γ-glutamate (LiPGlu), and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR)/sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).

9:55 Presentation to be Announced

10:20 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

10:50 Advances and Issues in Developing Salt-Concentrated Battery Electrolytes

Akira Yamada, PhD, Professor, Toyko Institute of Technology

In the past few years, a major breakthrough in electrolyte materials was achieved by simply increasing the salt concentration in suitable salt/solvent combinations. This long-awaited, extremely simple, yet effective strategy can overcome most of the remaining hurdles limiting the present lithium-ion batteries without sacrificing manufacturing efficiency. I will try to provide timely information that will be valuable for designing more realistic batteries.

11:15 What Is Safety? Enhanced System Safety Using Advanced Electrolytes Designed around Ionic Liquids

Paul Homburger, Vice President, Business Development, NOHMS Technologies, Inc.

11:40 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

12:30 Q&A

12:50 Networking Lunch

13:45 Dessert Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

14:15 Close of Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.

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