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For 17 years the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference has attracted international thought leaders and battery technologists from major automobile makers and their suppliers to discuss key issues impacting the technology and market of advanced vehicles and the batteries that will power them. As the electric vehicle market expands amid increasing pressure from looming regulatory deadlines, the need to develop batteries with better performance and lower cost has never been stronger. AABC provides an invaluable opportunity to delve into these challenges, discuss breakthroughs and best practices, and learn from the researchers and engineers who are bringing these technologies forward to consumers.
In order to create affordable and high performance batteries for automotive applications, new battery chemistries and designs must be discovered and existing technologies need to be optimized. The Chemistry Symposium, part of this year’s Advanced Automotive Battery Conference will bring together leading material R&D professionals form industry, government and academia to discuss the current challenges of Lithium Ion batteries. Case studies highlighting advancements in both electrode and electrolyte chemistry will be shared. In addition to improvements in Lithium Ion chemistries, the Chemistry Symposium will also explore the economic value of magnesium and sodium based technologies as well as solid state batteries.
The Engineering Symposium at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference will bring together high-level battery technologists to discuss advancements in the design, control, and integration of electric vehicle batteries. This symposium will encompass both cell and pack engineering and how advances in these areas allow implementation of safe and reliable high energy density and power density batteries. Improvements in automotive battery management systems, battery architectures, and safety will be discussed.
Understanding the complexities of the global supply chain for battery component materials is critical to the successful commercialization of EV applications. An examination of the drivers of end user demand with a focus on major new projects in the pipeline and how that demand will evolve over the near and long term will be presented. This symposium will cover the global markets from multiple angles including advances in mining and processing with an emphasis on sourcing and cost control strategies by manufacturers with an outlook on the forecasted consumption trends for China, Japan, Korea, Europe and the United States. Don’t miss your opportunity to network with the major players within the global battery supply chain.
No longer able to meet the tightening government emission regulations with conventional diesel and gasoline engines, automakers have accelerated the development of their xEV offerings to meet the more stringent regulations that will start around 2018. Without clarity regarding the customers’ interest in these vehicles, developers are spreading their bets on multiple architectures—mild and strong hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles—striving to meet the regulations at a cost they can pass to their customers. Consequently, while the expanding xEV market is alluring, the supply chain—particularly the battery suppliers—is under strong pressure to enhance performance, reduce pricing, and help automakers to improve the vehicles’ value proposition and achieve profitability.
The wide range of energy-storage requirements for the many types of xEV architectures creates opportunities for multiple cell chemistries and cell and pack designs. In this conference: i) vehicle and battery developers for xEVs will discuss the chosen battery designs and present performance data for existing vehicles, ii) automakers will present vehicle development and energy-storage requirements for future micro-, mild-, and strong-hybrid vehicles, as well as for PHEVS and EVs, and iii) energy-storage developers will present the latest achievements in meeting the requirements of the various xEV architectures, including performance and life.
A significant spike in technological advancements have created smaller, light weight and long lasting lead-based batteries that are critical to the development of the next generation of zero emission and hybrid electric vehicles. Using new composite materials and innovative design approaches, researchers are developing high specific energy batteries with long cycle life and low cost. In addition, creative improvements in the use of standard raw materials for lead-acid has led to a dramatic increase in the performance of these batteries. This track will provide an in-depth international overview of the industry including the latest trends, competitive analysis and examination of the key players and their strategies for market growth.