Recharge your automotive battery expertise!

4th International Congress on Automotive Battery Technology from 9 - 11 May 2011

(PresseBox) ( Berlin, )
Worldwide sales of lithium ion batteries are set to rise from $36 billion in 2008 to $51 billion by 2013. The development of the automotive battery is seen as the new core competency for OEMs while they develop hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV).

IQPC’s 4th International Congress on Automotive Battery Technology from 9 - 11 May 2011 in Wiesbaden will focus on the major developments in the field of li-ion battery research as well as the following topics:

• Special requirements for energy storage in automotive applications
• Best materials to overcome the drawbacks (e.g. safety, life span or thermal stability) of li-ion batteries
• The availability of and recycling possibilities for automotive lithium-ion and other rare metals to assess the danger of future shortage

Highlight of the first conference day on Monday 9 May will be a presentation by Dr. Jörg Kümpers, Director Validation & Testing at Johnson Controls – SAFT Advanced Power Solutions GmbH, Germany, in which he will discuss EV technology trends and applications and the current status of EV battery development.

On Tuesday 10 May, Dr. James H. Miners, Business Development Manager at Dow Europe GmbH, Switzerland will discuss advanced material selection for Li-ion batteries, including the optimization of cathode selection for lithium-ion applications and relative advantages of different cathodes.

On Wednesday 11 May, delegates are invited to participate in interactive workshops on the following topics:

• An introduction to li-ion batteries: Construction and material selection
• Developments in battery ageing: Testing, design and validation
• OEM's view on battery technology
• Pitfalls in procuring and using EV batteries

Experts from international companies and institutes such as Renault, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Dow Europe, Fraunhofer ISC, and Toyota will present first-hand experiences and best practices.

Further information, including articles, whitepapers, and the full congress program, are available on
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