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Next Generation Batteries Conference

April 21 & 22, 2015 - San Diego, California, USA

Breakthroughs in new battery chemistries, novel electrode and electrolyte materials, system integration for mobile, and portable and stationary applications have paved the road toward an emerging market with unlimited potential. Will lithium-ion and alternative-chemistry batteries deliver on the promise of power, energy, cost and safety in commercially available energy storage systems? The Knowledge Foundation’s 5th Annual Next Generation Batteries 2015 convenes leading experts in the fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications who address emerging issues driving this pivotal time in the battery industry.

Conference Tracks

  • Next-Generation Materials, Chemistries, and Technologies
  • Lithium Battery Safety
  • Grid-Scale Energy Storage

Keynote Presentations

  • Jeffrey P. Chamberlain, Ph.D., Argonne National Laboratory – Energy Storage for the Grid: Myriad Needs and Evolving Technology
  • Yi Cui, Ph.D., Stanford University – Materials Design to Increase Energy and Improve Safety of Batteries
  • Ping Liu, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Storage – The Interplay between Performance, Cost and Safety
  • M. Stanley Whittingham, Ph.D., SUNY, Binghamton – The Ultimate Limitations of Lithium Intercalation Batteries – A Reality Check on Beyond Li-Ion

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Battery Transportation Safety: Safe and Efficient Technological Strategies for Compliant Battery Transportation
  • Integrating Batteries and Renewable Energy into the Grid
  • Modeling, Simulation & Computational Methods for Development of Advanced Batteries