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KABC 2022

Review of KABC 2022

Seoul, South Korea - September 2022

We had the honor to present at the KABC this year again.  Find here our presentation.

We also summarized our key take aways of the conference:

  • EV market is expected to grow by 33% to 55.68 million units reaching 3647 GWh in 2030 - similar outlook as at the last conferences
  • Increase the proportion of electric vehicles by accelerating the global top OEM’s conversion to electric vehicles
  • LFP dominates China, high-Ni globalization –  please find here the link to our latest LFP case study
  • Transition from China-centered production to European and North American local production
  • 4680(46xxx) cell application are expanding more thru Tesla, BMW etc.

Car Battery 2022 © CAR – Center Automotive Research

Review of Car Battery 2022

Braunschweig, Germany - September 2022

  • VW announced to realized up-scaling with unified cell format (prismatic) for 80 % of their batteries and reducing complexity
  • First Gigafactory of VW is planned for 40 GWh in Salzgitter
  • Many battery companies want to expand globally, especially by planning R&D and production sites in Europe
  • Strict regulations will push the market to innovative solutions, in-house recycling and energy production

Adsorption Week 2022

Review of Adsorption Week

Leipzig, Germany - May 2022

  • Annual meeting on adsorption and characterization of porous solids
  • High quality talks from international scientists and professors regarding the latest development in academia
  • Companies like 3P Instruments consulted on theoretical and practical issues about static and dynamic adsorption

Battery Expert Forum Moritz Hantel

Review of the Battery Experts Forum

Frankfurt, Germany - July 2022

We are pleased to have been part of this year's battery experts forum.

Here are our key learnings from the three days:

  • EV battery market to grow by 29% annually reaching 3.750 GWh in 2030 - which are already much higher numbers as those presented at the AABC in June
  • Chinese cell manufacturers increasing market share
  • LFP usage increasing worldwide, but still single-digit usage outside China
  • $/kWh increasing, if “greenflation” persists it might increase up to 143$/kWh
  • Cylindrical cells face the challenge of increased temperature

AABC 2022

Review of the AABC Europe

Mainz, Germany - June 2022

We were able to gather many exciting impressions. Here are our key takeaways from the show:

  • Market researchers predict 2300-3000 GWh LiB capacity in 2030
  • EV trucks might be as big a segment as EV cars, with 400-600 kWh batteries per truck and 2k-3k cycles instead of 800 cycles for EV cars
  • C/Si composites are reaching better maturities and have become close to the first commercial cell use

Review of the International Battery Seminar

Orlando, Florida - March 2022

Vineet Mehta from tesla estimates that it needs a storage capacity of 350 TWh in order to fully replace current fossil energies. Batteries will need to last 10,000 cycles if they are used regularly as a vehicle to grid energy storage, says Prof. Jeff Dahn. Both numbers are significantly higher than what current capacities and technologies can achieve.  Read more about these gaps and how they can be closed .

High performance batteries

Heraeus innovations: Efficient batteries as a mobility and storage solution

As of 2035, the EU Commission wants no more new vehicles with combustion engines to be registered in the European Union. Many countries are currently planning and testing e-cars as electricity storage units to stabilize the grid. E-vehicles as a mass product and as the basis for a future decentralized energy supply - both will only work with particularly efficient, safe, and powerful batteries. For example, with lithium-ion batteries whose electrodes are boosted in terms of fast charge capability, safety and driving range by a special carbon additive.

 Read article how Porocarb® improves design freedom and ion transport in batteries

Case Study

Case Study: How Porocarb® improves the heat dissipation

High-power battery applications face the challenge of low energy output and unsatisfying thermal behavior, e.g. due to temperature cut-off at high power. The performance carbon additive Porocarb® can solve this challenge by enhancing locally the ionic conductivity and improving the thermal behavior of the electrode.

 Download case study on cell level heat dissipation in batteries