Cambridge EnerTech’s

EV Technology for Specialty Applications

Commercializing Advanced High-Energy Batteries for Heavy & Light EVs

15-16 January 2020

Hybrid and Zero-emission EVs for specialty applications present great commercial opportunities for advanced high-energy batteries. Battery requirements vary by application and offer viable alternatives for multiple technologies. In this conference, we will discuss the development of hybrid and electric vehicle battery systems and the latest developments in advanced batteries to be commercialized within the specialty EV battery market while assessing consumer demand, competing technologies, and overcoming the challenges to commercialization.

Final Agenda

Wednesday, 15 January

8:00 Conference Registration & Morning Coffee


Terrassen - Saal D

8:40 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Menahem Anderman, PhD, President, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

8:45 The Path to Zero-Emission Road Transport in Norway: Past Incentives and Future Goals

Aasebo_SigveSigve J. Aasebo, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Zero emission transport is a cost-effective measure to reduce carbon emissions. Incentives for electrification started out in 1990 and have been both long-term and increasing with time. The goals of 2025 are to stop selling vehicles with ICE in passenger cars, city busses and light-weight vans. By 2030, no heavy vans with ICE, and maximum 25% of long-distance busses and 50% of new HDV with ICE. Will Norway reach the world’s most ambitious goals?

9:05 The Battery Market and Main Trends 2020-2030

Sanders_MichaelMichael Sanders, Senior Advisor, Avicenne; President, Sanders Group Enterprises, LLC

The presentation will analyze the current global battery market and provide some forecast for Lithium-ion batteries and their impact on the supply of raw materials.

9:25 Cathode Market Expansion: Challenges and Opportunities

VanBellinghen_TomTom van Bellinghen, Marketing & Sales Director, Rechargeable Battery Materials, Umicore

EV penetration of somewhere between 1 and 2 % has turned cathode landscape upside down. How to prepare for the 100$/kWh, when price parity with ICE will be reached and the real growth will start? Decreasing cost, increasing energy density, improve product purity, ensuring raw material availability and upstream mining investments, while guaranteeing ethical and environmental standards, all at a lower CO2 footprint: a lot of balls to keep in the air.

9:45 Sustainability in the Battery Value Chain

Augustin_JonasJonas Augustin, Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Batteries are a key enabler to electrify transport and realize the energy transition. The tremendous growth in demand for batteries will, however, impose a number of economic, environmental, and societal challenges to the entire value chain from raw material mining all the way to end-of-life. A sustainable scale-up of the battery value chain is required to ensure the positive impact of batteries. Circular economy and responsible practices will be a core part of the solution.

10:10 Coffee Break with Exhibit & Poster Viewing (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

11:00 The Big Question about PHEV vs. BEV – What Does the Actual Trend Suggest?

Irle_ViktorViktor Irle, Market Analyst,

This presentation will look at PHEVs and BEVs from a global perspective but also focus on Europe in more detail. It will examine what the actual data suggests, who the active OEMs are in the field, which models are the best sellers, how Chinese policy influences what European automakers bring to the market, and how the near-future forecast on BEV vs. PHEV looks.

11:25 Chinese xEV Market: Vehicle, Battery, and Materials Impact

Lu_MarkMark Lu, PhD, Certified Senior Industrial Analyst, ITRI, Taiwan

11:55 Q&A

12:20 Networking Lunch (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)

13:30 Dessert Break with Exhibit & Poster Viewing


14:15 Chairperson’s Remarks

Stefan Kamm, PhD, Director, E-Powertrain Development, MAN Truck & Bus SE

14:20 Commercial Developments of LMP Technology in Mobility and Stationary Domains

Marginedes_DidierDidier Marginedes, Senior Vice President, Director, BlueSolutions – Groupe Bolloré

Urban mobility is one of the toughest challenges that cities face today as existing mobility systems are not responding to the new needs. Evolution of travel habits, demand for new services, speed and predictability, as well as evolving customer expectations toward individualization and sustainability will require new mobility services. BlueSolutions intends to be part of this evolution with car-sharing services and public transportation solutions based on its battery technology and systems solutions.

14:40 The Emerging Battery Markets beyond xEV – Development of Special EVs and Mobile Applications

Thielmann_AxelAxel Thielmann, PhD, Deputy Head of the Competence Center, Emerging Technologies, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

The talk will provide an updated overview of the emerging battery markets beyond xEV. The status of battery market demand and future dynamics of commercial electric vehicles, buses, trucks, ebikes, industrial to stationary applications will be discussed. How do key battery performance parameters develop, and which battery technology will be suitable for the upcoming applications? Which are the main cell producers and OEM and how do the markets develop compared to the xEV market?


15:00 Design of the MAN E4C Battery

Sebastian Kratzer, Electric & Electronic Hardware ePowertrain (EEHP), Teamlead Development Energy Storage Systems, MAN Truck & Bus SE

MAN just launched its full electric E4C busses, offering a 480kWh in the 12m and 640kWh in the 18m low floor city bus. In this talk we like to give a design overview of the E4C Battery System and also some interesting test data, e.g. from safety and cycle life testing.

15:20 Sponsored Presentation (Opportunity Available)

15:40 Refreshment Break with Exhibit & Poster Viewing

16:30 Electro-Thermal Modelling & Simulation of Li-Ion Battery Packs for Heavy-Duty xEVs

Groot_JensJens Groot, PhD, ESS Specialist, Cell Characterisation & Modelling, ESS System Design & Architecture, Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT)

Heavy-duty xEVs such as buses and trucks use very large energy storage systems of several hundred kWh distributed over several battery packs. This presentation will cover some recent research activities within the Volvo Group related to electrochemical-thermal simulations on cell level and simplified electro-thermal modelling on module & pack level as well as application examples: recent R&D and eMobility within Volvo Group.

16:50 EDLC Lifetime Holistic Estimation for Heavy-Duty Applications

Gandiaga_InigoInigo Gandiaga, Researcher, Energy Storage and Management, Ikerlan, Spain

A model for EDLC lifetime estimation will be presented. It was developed based on long-term experimental aging tests: more than 6 years for the calendar tests, and more than 2,000,000 cycles for the cycling tests. Real application simulation tests were based on Kaohsiung (Taiwan) route, which was developed by CAF and became the first OESS based 100% catenary free operation tramway in the world.

17:10 Challenges for HD xEVs

Marzano_FernandaFernanda Lodi Marzano, PhD, Technology Leader, Electrification, Research & Innovation Office, Scania

The electrification of heavy-duty transportation is picking up speed and is driven by several factors, among them are increased emission regulations. One tempting approach is to leverage the passenger car industry’s technology, supply chain and scale for heavy-duty transportation vehicles. However, there are key differences in requirements and operating conditions between passenger car and HD xEVs. This presentation will cover recent research activities within Scania evaluating and testing battery technology from passenger cars to HD xEV applications.

17:30 Q&A

18:00 Close of Day


7:30 Conference Registration

Terrassen - Saal D

8:00 Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Join your colleagues and fellow delegates over breakfast for a focused, informal discussion moderated by a member of our speaking faculty. A small group format allows participants to meet potential collaborators, share examples from their own work and discuss ideas with peers. Visit here to see the full listing of topics and moderators.


9:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Wasim Sarwar, PhD, Technical Specialist – Battery Systems, Williams Advanced Engineering

9:05 E-Bus Battery Market 2020

De-Leon_ShmuelShmuel De-Leon, CEO, Shmuel De-Leon Energy, Ltd.

Li-ion battery market is booming – E-Bus Li-ion batteries are responsible for 20% of the overall market growth. This presentation will cover what Li-ion battery technologies are fitting that market, who the main cell makers are and what the market growth is in the far-east, USA and Europe.

9:25 Li-Ion High-Power Batteries for Use in Public Transport Applications – Economical Due to Durability

Jürgen Langwost, Director, Impact Clean Power Technology Deutschland, Germany

Li-ion batteries for public transport embody an entirely different use-case as for personal transport applications. Long journeys and operation hours provide space for specialized solutions. The choice of the optimal cell chemistry should depend on the calculation of total cost of ownership. High-performance LTO batteries have proven in practice that they can cause significant benefits not only to e-buses and their operators.

9:45 Norwegian Introduction and Potential for Battery Electric Ferries

Aasebo_SigveSigve J. Aasebø, Senior Advisor, Statens vegvesen, Norway

Previously, LNG (gas) was the preferred solution. Now, Norway plans for battery electric ferries on two thirds of the ferries connected to the national and regional roads. Ferries not suitable for pure battery electric drivetrain are planned for hydrogen (one third). Using innovation contracts in public procurement makes for a fast transition in technology. The Norwegian ship building industry is making a shift because of these more than 200 ferries.


10:05 Ultra-High Energy Metallic Lithium Anode Battery for xEV and Aerospace Applications

Fetcenko_MikeMichael Fetcenko, Chairman of the Board, Sion Power

Sion Power has combined our long experience with metallic Li anodes with high energy Li-ion cathodes such as NCM and achieved 500 Wh/kg, 1000 Wh/L with 500 deep discharge cycles. We have scaled up to 6 and 20 Ah large format cells and modules with outstanding and independently verified safety. We have a technology roadmap to achieve 700 Wh/kg and 1400 Wh/L for aerospace applications.

10:25 Coffee Break

11:10 Differences in Driving A Formula 1 and Formula E Cars and How Battery Management Strategy is Key for Success in Formula E

Sam Dejonghe, Professional Race Car Driver, Zelfstandige


11:30 EV, Battery and Charging Infrastructure Standard Development for LEV Applications

Yang_Mo-HuaMo-Hua Yang, PhD, President, Phoenix Battery Corporation; EnergyBus e.V.

The huge demand of Li-ion battery in the EVs market leads to the Li-ion battery technology developing in the direction of safety and performance improvement. Apart from EVs, LEV as personal mobility received much attention for connection to the public transportation system in the smart and clean city development. The standard and public tender for city to developing public LEV charging infrastructure is also important. The market and the Li-ion battery development trend for LEV application will be discussed in this presentation.

11:50 NEW: Light Electric Vehicles in Terms of Battery Safety and Standard Charging Systems

Mo-Hua Yang, PhD, President, Phoenix Battery Corporation; EnergyBus e.V.

12:10 Q&A

12:40 Networking Lunch (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)


13:40 Chairperson’s Remarks

Kevin Konecky, Battery Systems, Consultant, Total Battery Consulting, Inc.

13:45 Developing the Next Generation of Battery Technology through Electric Motorsport

Sarwar_WasimWasim Sarwar, PhD, Technical Specialist – Battery Systems, Williams Advanced Engineering

Williams Advanced Engineering is focused on the development of the world’s most energy dense and power dense battery systems through the advancement and implementation of next-generation cell chemistries. This talk will explain how pioneering work on cell development, battery pack design, novel control systems and state-of-the-art state detection combine to enable a step-change in performance for the next generation of battery systems used in electric motorsport.


14:05 Vehicle to Grid: System Design and Economic Potentials in Germany

Kairies_Kai-PhilipKai-Philipp Kairies, Director, Technical Consulting, RWTH Aachen University

As the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) accelerates, new opportunities arise for them to do more than simply provide mobility services. EVs, with their significant storage capacities, can play an important role in stabilizing our electricity grids. Private cars are typically in use for less than 10% of the time, meaning that if they are potentially available to provide services to the grid and generate additional value for their owners. The presentation will outline the technical background and the economic potentials of vehicle to grid operation in Germany based on comprehensive real-life data and considering the most recent regulatory developments.

14:25 The Merits of Standardizing our Energy Storage

Ingo Reese, Director of Sales, Europe, Tiveni

Developing the energy storage system for a new vehicle is an extremely expensive and challenging process, and may be more of a "barrier to entry" than a source of competitive advantage for vehicle makers. The introduction of "standard" battery modules would help to drive down costs and simplify vehicle development, but must be done in a way that does not stifle innovation in cell chemistry and construction. A new approach to standardization and EV development is discussed.

14:45 Q&A

15:00 Refreshment Break


15:15 Chairperson’s Remarks

Falko Schappacher, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, MEET Battery Research Center, University of Muenster

15:20 Li-Ion Battery Life in xEV Applications

Schappacher_FalkoFalko Schappacher, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors, MEET Battery Research Center, University of Muenster

15:40 Life-Limiting Mechanisms in Li-Ion Automotive Technology

Waldmann_ThomasThomas Waldmann, PhD, Team Leader Post-Mortem Analysis and Aging Mechanisms, ZSW

In order to improve battery life time, the underlying aging mechanisms have to be identified. This presentation gives an overview on Post-Mortem analysis and aging mechanisms in different commercial state-of-the-art cells. The results are complemented with lab cells with reference electrode. The investigated mechanisms include Li deposition, SEI growth, and dissolution of silicate species from Si/C composite anodes. We show how the mechanism of Li plating can be hindered for fast-charging in commercial 16Ah pouch cells.

16:00 Development and Validation of xEV Battery Life Models

Obersteiner_VeronikaVeronika Obersteiner, PhD, Project Manager IODP, IODP Architecture & Technology, AVL List GmbH

Battery life has been one of the major obstacles to lithium-ion battery popularity in recent years, as it directly limits the electrical range over the lifetime of the xEV. Therefore, efficient methods for characterizing the complex process of battery ageing are needed. Utilizing these models for the development of strategies to analyze the battery degradation can enable a significant extension of the xEV’s life. Current modeling approaches, ranging from electro-chemical to half-empirical to data-driven models and the underlying battery aging testing methods provide a toolchain to predict the battery lifetime for individual xEVs according to their specific driving usage.

16:20 Q&A

16:35 Closing Remarks

16:40 Close of Conference

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