NAATBatt Workshop on Lithium-Ion Battery Safety Solutions

April 21-23, 2020

State-of-the-Art Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Thermal Events in High Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery Systems

Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg

Greenville, South Carolina


Thursday, November 7, 2019

9:15 – 9:25 a.m.


James Greenberger
NAATBatt International

Sanjoy Banerjee

Tony Liss
City College of New York

9:25 – 9:45 a.m.

Why Zinc Batteries Matter

Imre Gyuk
U.S. Department of Energy

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study: UPS

Steve Jennings

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study:  Motive

Michael Burz

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study:  Telco

Andrew Hughes
Eos Energy Storage

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study:  Stationary Energy Storage

Tom Stepien
Primus Power

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study:  5G

Kurt Salloux
Pine Creek Ventures

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.

Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:35 p.m.

Zinc Battery Case Study:  Military

Kirk Plautz
ZAF Energy Systems

11:35 – 11:55 a.m.

Engineering Energy Dense Aqueous Mn-Zn batteries to compete with Li-ion

Gautam Yadav
Urban Electric Power

11:55 – 12:15 p.m.

Comparing Manufacturability, Environmental Attributes and Recyclability to Lead Acid Batteries

Craig Wilkins
ZAF Energy Systems

12:15 – 12:35 p.m.

What is the Market Potential for Zinc Battery Technology?

Richard Baxter
Mustang Prairie Energy

12:35 – 1:45 p.m.


1:45 – 2:05 p.m.

Zinc  Markets and Supply Chain

Antonio Masiero

2:05 – 2:25 p.m.

Zinc Batteries and Building Safety Standards

Jim Green
CSA Group

2:25 – 2:45 p.m.

Beyond Today’s Zinc Batteries:  Recent Progress in Alkaline Zn-MnO2 Batteries

Tim Lambert
Sandia National Laboratories

2:45 – 3:05 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:05 – 3:25 p.m.

Beyond Today’s Zinc Batteries:  Deeply Rechargeable Zinc Anodes in Alkaline Electrolyte

Nian Liu
Georgia Tech

3:25 – 3:45 p.m.

Beyond Today’s Zinc Batteries: Sustainability and Rechargeability Enabled
by Zn Sponges

Joseph Parker
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

3:45 – 4:05 p.m.

Beyond Today’s Zinc Batteries:  Electrolytes for Aqueous Rechargeable Zn Batteries

Kang Xu
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

4:05 – 4:25 p.m.

FDNY’s Approach to Energy Storage Systems

Leo Subbarao
Fire Department of the City of New York

4:25 – 4:30 p.m.

Concluding Remarks

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