PlugVolt Battery Seminar: May 28-29, 2014, Detroit (USA) - Early Bird Registration is Now Open

Enjoy informal discussions, interactive Q&As, NextEnergy facility tour, evening cocktail receptions, complimentary meals, networking, and much more. Reputable speaker panel to discuss advancements and challenges facing batteries and energy storage systems for automotive use

Join us for an exciting, two-day seminar on May 28 & 29, 2014 in Detroit, MI (USA) featuring numerous sessions presented by industry subject matter experts and guest speakers on battery solutions, challenges, and new energy storage technologies for 12V Start-Stop and 48V Micro-Hybrid automotive systems. Enjoy informal discussions, interactive Q&As, a facility tour, two evening cocktail receptions, complimentary meals, networking, and much more.

Guest speakers and subject matter experts come from industry and academia, including Chrysler, Navigant Research, Robert Bosch Battery Systems LLC, Johnson Controls Power Solutions (JCI), A123 Systems, LG Chem, Navitas Systems, Intertek, XG Sciences, Sakti3, Michigan State University etc. just to name a few.


This seminar will focus on present and future needs of portable and stationary electrochemical energy sources, and highlight the latest technological developments designed to satisfy application requirements. In-depth discussions will include worldwide status quo of some raw materials presently under research, and technological advances and recent developments in anodes, cathodes, electrolytes, separators and other battery components.

Typical cycle life aspects of designing and manufacturing energy storage solutions will be reviewed from an applications perspective, including electrical and mechanical designing for energy vs. power cells. Topics will cover several existing battery chemistries, including NiMH and Li Ion and their application to xEVs, along with recent advances in some lithium ion technologies, challenges faced in bringing these batteries to a high volume production, and any specific performance requirements driven by such applications.

The seminar will also include a discussion on Li Ion Use in Transportation Markets, taking a look at the supply and demand for Li Ion batteries in electric two wheelers, Start-Stop vehicles, Hybrid and Plug-In vehicles and truck markets, presented by Navigant Research.

The event will offer an exclusive tour of the NextEnergy facility. This state-of-the-art facility features:

- a micro-grid power pavilion platform,
- an alternative fuels platform,
- eight (8) laboratories to incubate advanced energy technologies, and
- a state-of-the-art showroom and auditorium

The tour will also highlight NextEnergy and partners' unique testing and validation programs (in collaboration with DTE Energy, the Department of Defense, and leading automotive OEMs to name a few) such as:

- NextHome (a DC connected house),
- a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) program,
- a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) program, and
- a community energy storage project

This two-day technical seminar will be held at NextEnergy - a supporting organization for this event - at their Metro Detroit facility at 461 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202 USA

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