Technical Programme

Markets and Trends
Opening Remarks

Andy Bush (International Lead Association, United Kingdom)

Keynote Presentation:
Predicting the Future for Lead-Acid Batteries

David M. Shaffer (EnerSys, United States)

The Rechargeable Battery Market Worldwide – Main Trends and Forecasts 2017-2025

Christophe Pillot (Avicenne, France)

Global Market Trends for Industrial Lead-Acid Batteries

Nick Starita (Hollingsworth & Vose, United States)

How Soon Before EVs have a Material Impact on Lead Demand in Asia?

Huw Roberts (CHR Metals, United Kingdom)

Primary Supply Response to Cool or Kill Upward Lead Price Path?

Neil Hawkes (CRU, United Kingdom)

The Current Market and Demand Situation Regarding Lead-Acid Batteries

Hsueh Lung Lu (Mark) (Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center and Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)

Lead Battery Technology Roadmap for Sustainable Energy Storage

Norbert Maleschitz (East Penn Manufacturing, United States), Geoffrey May (Focus Consulting), Alistair Davidson (International Lead Association, United Kingdom) and Boris Monahov (Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, United States)

Telling the Story: The Future for Lead Batteries

Hywel Jarman (International Lead Association, United Kingdom)

Latest EU Legislative Developments and Impacts on Development and Manufacturing of Lead-Based Batteries

Johann Friedrich Dempwolff (EUROBAT, Belgium)

Optimizing Extra Carbon in Lead-Acid Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage

Pat Moseley (ALABC VP, United Kingdom) and David Rand (CSIRO Energy, Australia)

New Developments for Automotive Batteries
How Can We Make High Dynamic Charge Acceptance a Standard Feature of Automotive Batteries Again?

Eckhard Karden (Ford Research & Innovation Center, Germany)

A Study on the Improvement Technology of Electrolyte Stratification in Lead-Acid Batteries Using Natural Agitation Technology

Jinyong Sim, Jae-eun Jin and Seong-Jin Kim (Hyundai Motor Company, Republic of Korea)

A Novel Carbon Fibre Based Negative Electrode for High DCA and Low Water Consumption: An Update on Technical Progress

Stuart McKenzie (ArcActive, New Zealand)

Separator Characterization: Are We Measuring What is Important to Battery Performance ?

Richard W. Pekala, Robert Waterhouse, C. La, C. Rogers, W. Self and E. Hostetler (ENTEK International LLC, USA)

Automotive Lead-Acid Starter Batteries with Improved Charge Acceptance

Joern Albers (Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany)

Lead-Acid Battery Side Reactions – Asymmetry at Positive and Negative Electrodes: a re-valuation of side reactions in view of highly dynamic duty patterns

Eberhard Meissner (Battery Expert, Germany)

How to Selectively Improve Charge Acceptance and/or Partial State of Charge Performance in Lead-Acid Batteries with a Proper Selection of Carbon and Expander Type and Load

Jesús Valenciano, Alba Couceiro and Francisco Trinidad (Exide Technologies, Spain)

The ALABC Demonstration Vehicle Wrap-up Programme

Allan Cooper (Consultant, United Kingdom), Perry Kramer (East Penn Manufacturing, United States), Mike Kellaway (Provector, United Kingdom) and Paul Bloore (Federal Mogul Controlled Power, United Kingdom)

Advancement in Separator Development for Batteries Operating in Partial State of Charge

Kevin Whear (Daramic, United States)

Advanced Carbon Additives – Performance Benefits Validation From Cell To Battery Level

Paolina Atanassova (Cabot Corporation, United States)

Expanding the Understanding About Interactions of Certain Additives Inside the Negative Material of Lead Batteries for Further Increase of Micro-Cycling and DCA Performance

Boris Steiner, Rainer Wagner and Benjamin Hübner (MOLL Batterien, Germany)

Chemical Treatment of Carbon Materials for Low Water Loss and High Dynamic Charge Acceptance in Lead-Acid Batteries

Begüm Bozkaya, Jochen Settelein and Henning Lorrmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Germany) and Gerhard Sextl (Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research and University of Würzburg, Germany)

The 2nd-Gen UltraBattery for Low Voltage Hybrid – Performance and Mechanism

Hideki Hagihara, Tokunori Honma, Tohru Mangahara and Jun Furukawa (The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd, Japan)

Water Loss Testing on Automotive Lead–Acid Batteries: A Study on Gassing Characteristics in Dynamic Cycling in Comparison to Steady-State Overcharging

Jonathan Wirth (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Eckhard Karden (Ford Motor Company, Germany), Dirk Uwe Sauer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Correlation of Dynamic Charge Acceptance and Impedance Spectroscopy

Sophia Bauknecht and Julia Kowa (Department of Electrical Energy Storage Technology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Eckhard Karden (Ford Research & Innovation Center, Germany) and Jochen Settelein (FZEB Frauenhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC, Germany)

Energy Storage and Industrial Batteries
Applying UltraBattery© Technology to Partial State of Charge Energy Storage Applications

John Wood (Ecoult, Australia)

Field Operation Analysis of Lead-Acid and Lithium Battery Systems for Load Management of an Industrial Consumer

Seul-Ki Kim (Korea Electro-technology Research Institute, South Korea) and Rigyu Song, Jongsu Sim and Heejung Kim (SEBANG GLOBAL BATTERY, South Korea)

Charge Control and String Balancing of AGM Batteries in BESS Applications

Frank Fleming (NorthStar Battery, United States)

Development Process of LL-G Series Battery (High Performance Lead Carbon Battery) Through Hybrid Projects

Shinichi Sano, Ichiro Shimoura and Yoshikazu Hirose (Hitachi-Chemical, Japan)

Investigation on the Mechanisms of Additives in the Active Material of Stationary Lead-Acid Batteries

Paul Wulfert-Holzmann, Jochen Settelein and Gerhard Sextl (Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Germany)

Application-Based Evaluation of The Energy Efficiency of Lead-Acid Batteries For Material Handling

Johannes Büngeler, Eduardo Cattaneo and Bernhard Riegel (Hoppecke Batterien GmbH & Co KG, Germany)

Increasing the Lifetime Storage Capacity of Lead Batteries Through Improved Active Material Utilization Using Bipolar Designs

Edward Shaffer (Advanced Battery Concepts LLC, United States)

Increased Cycle Life Performance of All-Lead-Flow Batteries

Michael Lanfranconi and Hans-Joachim Lilienhof (Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Increasing the Energy Throughput from Lead-Acid AGM Batteries by Utilizing Advanced Charge Algorithms

Russell Newnham (Electric Applications Incorporated, United States) and Frank Fleming and B Craft (NorthStar Battery, United States)

Charging Strategy of Lead-Acid Batteries in Photovoltaic Energy Storage ‎Applications

Mahmood Taki (Sepahan Battery Industrial Complex, Iran)

A Novel Technique for Identification and Wireless Data Transfer between Charger and Battery Monitoring System

Malcolm Tabone, Joseph Cilia, Bjoern Mentzer and Andrea Brincat (Abertax Technologies Ltd, Malta)

Opzv Battery Performance in a Standalone Solar Hybrid Telecom Application

Mikel Rivas and Maider Usabiaga Carrera (IK4-Ikerlan, Spain)

Technical Innovations
Advanced Lead Batteries for More Demanding Applications

Boris Monahov (Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, United States)

Real-time Studies of Sulfate Growth and Dissolution on Negative Electrode Materials Using High Energy X-ray Diffraction

Tim Fister (Argonne National Laboratory, United States)

Microalloyed Control of Lead Battery Active Materials and Resulting Improvements in Battery Performance through In Situ Electrochemical Techniques

Matthew Raiford and Timothy Ellis (RSR Technologies, United States)

Investigation of Sulfation During Deep Cycling of VRLA Batteries Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Marcel Franke, Christian Barner and Julia Kowal (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

Investigation of Impedance Contributions in Bipolar Lead-Acid Batteries

Collin Mui, Dan Moomaw, Steve Hinojosa and John Barton (Gridtential Energy, Inc., United States)

Emerging Issues in Analysis of Materials related to High Performance Lead-Acid Batteries

Travis Hesterberg and Timothy Ellis (RSR Technologies, United States)

3D Porous Lead Electrode Model

Patricio Impinnisi and Juliano de Andrade (Research Institute – LACTEC, Brazil)

Utilizing Taguchi DOE Technique to Improve the Positive Paste Performance with TTBLS Seed Crystals

Marvin Ho, Enqin Gao, Maureen Murphy and Thomas Wojcinski (Hammond Group Inc, United States)

Suppliers
The Development of a New Battery Lid for VRLA Batteries

Klaus Dieter Merz, George Schembri, Aaron Farrugia and Joseph Cilia (Abertax Technologies Ltd, Malta)

Deep Cycle Issues – Fast and Reliable Laboratory Investigation Methods

Mateusz Donten (Amer-Sil S.A., Luxembourg)

MOLECULAR REBAR©: Discrete Carbon Nanotube Additives for Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

Paul Everill, Steven Swogger, Jeremy Meyers and Nanjan Sugumaran (Black Diamond Structures LLC, United States)

Combined Influence of Organic Expander and High Surface-Area Carbon Black on Capacity, Dynamic Charge Acceptance, Cold Cranking and Partial State of Charge Life on Lead-Acid Batteries

Tim McNally (Borregaard Lignotech, United States)

Lead Battery Formation Chargers: SiC Mosfets (Silicon Carbide) Power Conversion Devices, the Next Advancement Beyond SCR & IGBT

Friedrich Grupe (Digatron Power Electronics GmbH, Germany)

Improved High Rate Discharge Process and Machine Design

Tony Schröer, Michael Wipperfürth and Walter Wipperfürth (CMWTEC, Germany)

Environmentally Sound Approach for Lead Production is Possible

Massimo Maccagni (Engitec Technologies SpA, Italy)

Supplanting Li-Ion Batteries in Motive Power and Energy Storage with Carbon Enhanced Lead Batteries

Aaron Feaver, Adam Strong, Kate Alspaugh and Phil Hamilton (EnerG2 Technologies, United States)

Designing a Battery with the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Separator

Nicolas Clement (Hollingsworth & Vose Co, United States)

Is a High Loading of Advanced Carbons the Best Solution for EFB Batteries?

Ian Klein (PENOX GmbH, Germany)

Upgrades in Efficiency and Process Control on Sovema Wide Strip Casting and Rolling Line

Marcello Fantoni (Sovema Group SpA, Italy)

High Performance Carbons for Lead-Acid Batteries

Dario Cericola and Micheal Spahr (Imerys Graphite & Carbon, Switzerland)

An Ultra-Low Resistance Battery Separator for High Power and Long Life in EFB Applications

George Brilmyer (Microporous LLC, United States)

Improving Flat Plate Electrode Quality – A Three-step Approach

Stephen Mate (Co-efficient Precision Engineering, United States)

Premixed Expanders for EFB and Standard Lead-Acid Batteries

Melchor Fernandez Garcia, L. Puckett and C. Barreneche (APG (Atomized Products Group), United States)

An Industry Outlook of the AGM Separator in Various Lead-Acid Battery Applications

Sophia Du (Hua Yang Industry, China)

The Effect of Connector Integrity and Design on Modern Lead-Acid Battery Formation

Mark Rigby (UK Powertech Ltd, United Kingdom)

Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Production Technology

Yingming Chen (CEMT, China)

New Development Approach of Carbon Black for Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries: From Surface Area to Surface Chemistry

Wei Wei (Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, Germany)

Development of New Type of Paste Additives for Enhanced Flooded Batteries

Shounan Hua (Shandong University/Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology Co Ltd, China)

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