SAE Workshop
Electrification: Evolution or Revolution?
The Future of Battery Technology

Date: 18 September 2018, 09:30 – 12:30

Venue: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels

Bringing together technical experts from Europe, North America and Asia, this workshop will provide technical and regulatory updates to policy-makers, researchers and industry leaders on the state of play of battery developments. Participants will also be invited to discuss strength and weaknesses of lithium battery technologies and map out the potential of alternative battery technologies.
Lithium-ion battery technology offers great potential for our future energy needs. At the same time, some industry players believe in the potential of alternative technologies (e.g. hydrogen, silicon) that may be placed on the market in 2030 and beyond. Determining the key areas where research should focus will have a great impact on the emergence of technology prospects.


09h00 – Welcome Breakfast & Registration
09h30 – Welcome Address
– Geoff MEADE, Journalist & Moderator
09h35 – Opening Remarks
– Robert GALYEN, CTO, CATL & SAE Chairman of International Battery Standard Committee
09h45 – Can Lithium be The New Oil?
– Joanna SZYCHOWSKA, Head of Automotive Unit, DG GROW, European Commission
– James FRITH, Energy Storage Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
– Axel THIELMANN, Deputy Head of Competence Center Emerging Technologies, Fraunhofer Institute
– Claude CHANSON, General Manager, RECHARGE
– Joern TINNEMEYER, CTO, EnerSys
11h00 – Coffee Break
11h15 – Beyond Lithium – The Search for a Better Battery
– Julija SAKOVICA, Battery Policy Officer, DG Research, European Commission
– Stephan NEUGEBAUER, Chairman of the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) & Director Global Research Cooperation at BMW Group
– Robert STANEK, Partner & Head of e-Powertrain, P3 Group
– Per EKDUNGE, Founder and CEO of PowerCell Sweden
– Jeff NORRIS, CEO, Paraclete Energy
12h30 – Closing Remarks
– Robert GALYEN
– David SCHUTT, CEO, SAE International
12h40 – Lunch Reception.