The event brings together industry players across the value chain and from around the world - covering Asia, Europe, and North America - together. The participants will include manufacturing and OEM companies, applied research institutes and start-ups,, developing novel anodes, cathodes, electrolytes, device architectures,, deposition technologies, volume manufacturing techniques or operations, etc.
First - you will hear 3-5 presentations on SSBs and Frontier Battery Materials
Next, after setting up your profile, within the 1.5-hour session, you will randomly get matched with other selected participants for a 6-min private one-on-one video conversation where you can exchange and form a connection. At the end of the session you will receive a list of your connections!
This has proven to be a very time-efficient, effective, and fun method of networking. It is highly personal and in our experiences (and we organize both onsite and online events) at least matches the effectiveness of in-person physical networking. The randomness and the speed-dating-nature however expand the reach beyond what one could achieve onsite.
All annual pass holders, group pass holders and/or exhibitors/sponsors are welcome and will automatically receive an invitation. However, spaces are limited to 75 on a first come first served basis. You must thus reserve your spot via email in advance. The list of participating organizations will be circulated in advance.
Note that you will have many other opportunities to also cultivate your network throughout the year using our year-round platform. There you can search and find connections, send messages and calendar invites, and hold chats and/or video conversations.
CIDETEC Energy Storage
Solid state battery development at CIDETEC: vision and highlighted results
Solid-state and semi-solid-state batteries (SSB) are considered as one of the most promising next generation batteries for several emerging applications, with a special focus on electromobility. Despite very intensive academic research on materials and components for SSB, their further scale up and integration in SSB prototypes is not yet considered on their design, slowing down their fully deployment in the marketplace. In this context, CIDETEC Energy Storage is focused on the development of three transversal SSB technologies: (i) lithium metal, (ii) lithium-ion, and (iii) anode-free, pursuing a holistic approach to up-scale cells at relevant sizes to industry. This presentation will cover CIDETEC´s vision on SSB R&D and discuss key findings of our development.
Opportunities & Challenges with Solid State Batteries
Current state-of-the-art LIBs based on intercalation chemistry are nearing the maximum energy density limit (≤ 300 Wh/kg), whereas solid-state LIBs with thicker electrodes and high areal capacity (> 6 mAh/cm2) under the same electrochemistry might attain ≥ 450 Wh/kg. This value could go even higher to ~ 600 Wh/kg with the incorporation of an anode with a high Si content or lithium-metal as an anode. In addition, solid electrolytes are relatively stable up to 5 V, making them good candidates for integration with high voltage cathodes, allowing for high energy density; while liquid electrolytes deteriorate at higher potentials, restricting their usage with high-voltage cathodes. Considering safety is the most important factor, batteries with thermally robust solid-state electrolytes could be safer than those with flammable liquid electrolytes. Furthermore, prolonged cycle life is also possible with solid electrolyte because the parasitic reaction of liquid electrolyte, the primary cause of capacity loss, is minimized. In this talk, I would discuss on advantages and some challenges in the development of solid electrolytes with high Li-ion conductivity and enhanced interfacial stability.
Considering Solid State Batteries from a safety standpoint
Solid State Batteries (SSBs) are viewed as a promising route to increase the energy density of batteries for EV and consumer electronic applications. To achieve this will require ultra-thin lithium metal, possibly transitioning to lithium electrodeposition where the battery accommodates a lithium metal anode or an “anode less” design. Lithium metal is highly reactive and flammable making its use in common goods an increased challenge. Its electrochemical deposition is poorly controlled and often leads to the growth of lithium dendrites creating optimal short-circuiting pathways, this phenomenon being enhanced under fast charge and discharge cycles.
Over the years, traditional lithium-ion batteries have experienced a large variety of failure scenarios which led the community to develop tools to assess the safety of new chemistry and designs prior their release to the market. A similar approach should be used to understand the unique failure events of SSBs and the impact they could have on the end user. In this talk, we will review some of the tools available to the community to do so.