Originally published on CleanTechnica.
One of the most exciting segments of cleantech these days is the battery market. One thing that makes it so exciting is all of the research going on regarding different battery technologies, and the related swarm of battery startups. It’s very hard to keep up with, and it’s definitely coming time for me to update my list of 43 battery storage companies to keep an eye on. But if you really want to delve into what’s happening in the battery market, I think one of best things to do is attend a battery conference.
We get a ton of “event partnership” pitches, and turn most of them down, but we did recently partner with Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences to help promote a couple of conferences coming up in Mainz, Germany, and Detroit, Michigan.
The first one is the Mainz conference, which is taking place January 25–28, 2016 (or 25–28 January, I guess I should write). Note that the event does cover EV batteries as well as stationary storage batteries. Here’s a quick summary of what will be covered at this event: “AABC Europe will feature three technology-focused symposia covering Lithium Ion chemistry, Lithium Ion engineering and EC Capacitor developments, and an application-focused symposia with two parallel tracks focusing on high-volume and industrial/specialty automotive, as well as three tutorials.” The event looks quite technical, but very interesting.
The name of that one is “AABC Europe 2016,” while the name of the Detroit one is “AABC 2016” (seems the US one is the main one). It’s a similar event, of course, but actually seems to have a quite different technological focus. Here’s a quick summary of that event:
Our expanded program for 2016 spans five days, offering a dedicated pre-conference tutorial day on June 13 followed by two R&D Symposia focused on recent advances in Battery Chemistries and Engineering to support the next generation of commercially viable automotive batteries, as well as three parallel tracks exploring the applications and opportunities for xEVs, Lead-Based Batteries, and Fuel Cell Systems. This year’s event will also provide ample time outside of the session room to have dynamic discussions with technical poster presenters, meet with exhibitors to explore the latest developments, and network with speakers and other attendees.
You can explore the initial summaries and plans for different segments of the conference in webpages dedicated to:
I’m hoping to attend both events (provided my personal and professional schedule aligns well enough), and the hardest thing seems to be figuring out which tracks to follow. So much to learn, and unfortunately only one body!
For a little bit more (for now), here’s a video overview of AABC:
The parent website for both conferences is here.
Let me know if you plan to attend the Mainz or Detroit conference, or both!