The Knowledge Foundation has announced that Dr. Steven Visco, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of PolyPlus Battery Company, will present on the latest developments in lithium-air battery technology at the 6th Lithium Mobile Power conference to be held in Boston, MA from November 3-5, 2010. Lithium-air batteries are capable of extremely high energy densities, far greater than traditional lithium-ion batteries, potentially even rivaling the energy density of petroleum.
Dr. Visco will address the various approaches to the development of rechargeable lithium-air batteries and the benefits and drawbacks of each technology. In the 1990s PolyPlus invented the protected lithium electrode which enables the practical development of high energy density lithium/aqueous battery technologies, including primary and secondary lithium-air.
It also allows greater flexibility in the development of rechargeable non-aqueous lithium-air batteries in that a much larger selection of non-aqueous solvents and electrolytes can be used. Lithium-air chemistry can achieve extremely high energy densities, greater than 800 Wh/kg for 2 Ah lithium-air laboratory cells and 1300 Wh/kg for 13 Ah lithium-water battery packs.
Drawing upon ten years of tracking developments in lithium battery and fuel cell research, Lithium Mobile Power will guide delegates from technology and materials development, through device packaging and integration, to applications in a mobile power marketplace, and is conveniently timed with Battery Safety 2010. Program topics will include:
* Li-ion batteries for PHEV, HEV, and Electric Vehicles – issues and solutions
* Revolutionizing li-ion batteries for portable and consumer products
* Materials challenges – electrodes & electrolyte
* New electrolyte technologies for higher power and energy density
* Safety, testing, performance
* System design & integration
* New lithium chemistries for better electrodes and higher performance
This year’s distinguished faculty of presenters includes:
* Glenn G. Amatucci, PhD, Rutgers University
* Yasunori Baba, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
* Brian M. Barnett, PhD, TIAX LLC
* Kirill G. Bramnik, BASF Corporation
* Ratnakumar V. Bugga, PhD, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/CalTech
* Bharat S. Chahar, PhD, PE, ConocoPhillips Company
* Zonghai Chen, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory
* Yi Cui, PhD, Stanford University and Amprius, Inc.
* Mario DeStephen, PhD, Eagle Picher Technologies
* Daniel H. Doughty, PhD, Battery Safety Consulting, Inc.
* Matthieu Dubarry, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
* Susie Eustis, PhD, Directed Vapor Technologies International, Inc.
* Dan Friel, Texas Instruments
* Kevin L. Gering, PhD, Idaho National Laboratory
* Steve Hartridge, CD-adapco
* Jurgen Hofler, PhD, Nanosys, Inc.
* Koshin Hosoki, Panasonic Corporation
* Judith A. Jeevarajan, PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center
* Steven Kaye, PhD, Wildcat Discovery Technologies
* Gi-Heon Kim, PhD, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
* Michael J. Lain, Nexeon Ltd.
* Roger Lin, A123 Systems, Inc.
* Veselin Manev, PhD, Altairnano Inc.
* Tom O’Hara, Intertek
* Christopher J. Orendorff, PhD, Sandia National Laboratories
* Valer Pop, Dr Ing, IMEC Micropower
* Deyang Qu, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
* Jeff Rachford, Thermal Hazard Technology
* Peter Ralbovsky, Netzsch Instruments
* Steven Ruth, China BAK Battery, Inc.
* John Tessitore, Chroma ATE, Inc.
* Angathevar Veluchamy, PhD, Central Electrochemical Research Institute
* Steven J. Visco, PhD, PolyPlus Battery Company
* Kevin C. White, PhD, Exponent, Inc.
* Clinton Winchester, PhD, Naval Surface Warfare Center
* William J. Yalen, Yardney Technical Products, Inc. / Lithion, Inc.
* Xiao-Qing Yang, PhD, Brookhaven National Laboratory
* Rachid Yazami, PhD, California Institute of Technology
* Larry Yount, LaunchPoint Technologies
The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy including fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.