7th International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications

Conference Goals

Environmental pollution and the looming energy crisis have been attracting significant concerns worldwide. Much of the criticism has been directed to the consumption of fossil fuels and the greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles, which consume almost 45% of all fossil fuels produced. The huge amount of carbon dioxide emitted by automobiles is also highly blamed for global warming. Recently, there has been a worldwide active effort to develop hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to effectively reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in the transportation sector.

Among the available battery technologies, lithium-ion batteries have the highest capacity density and energy density, and are promising candidates for energy storage devices for HEV and PHEV with improved energy efficiency. However, the key technological barriers that hinder commercial use of lithium-ion batteries for HEV and PHEV are their high cost, not enough calendar and cycle life, limited low temperature performance during cold cranking, and intrinsic abuse tolerance.

Realizing the significant technological challenges of lithium batteries for transportation applications, organizers from U.S.A., Japan and Korea jointly initiated the International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automobile Applications with the mission to:

  • Enhance the global effort on the R&D of advanced lithium batteries for automobile applications;
  • Accelerate the discussion and communication of R&D progress, achievement and problems; and
  • Further strengthen the global collaboration in this important and challenging field.

Conference Topics

The topics of the International Conference will focus on:

  • New cell chemistries (cathode, anode, electrolyte and electrolyte additives);
  • Power and capacity fade mechanism of lithium-ion batteries;
  • Advanced design for low cost materials and processes;
  • Component- and system-level safety mechanisms and novel techniques to improve abuse tolerance;
  • Understanding performance limitation at low temperatures at the chemistry and system level; and
  • New lithium battery systems.