Thermal Management For EVs - A Pressing Concern Or A Burning Need? (Electric Vehicle Materials Europe 2020)

Dr Richard Clark, Global Lead, Energy Storage
Morgan Advanced Materials
United States

Presentation Summary

For optimum performance of lithium-ion batteries, the temperatures of individual cells must be controlled within a narrow range. In normal operation there are many ways to accomplish this with active and passive solutions. However, should a single cell go into thermal runaway, a large amount of energy must be rapidly redirected to prevent a catastrophic conclusion. Few solutions exist which can perform in all situations without compromising pack density. This presentation will introduce the latest options available to battery manufacturers.

Speaker Biography (Richard Clark)

Educated as a chemical engineer at the University of Cambridge in England, Richard Clark has been with Morgan Advanced Materials (LSE: MGAM) for over 30 years, developing and commercializing carbon and ceramic materials and components. He leads Morgan's work in energy storage, which encompasses all businesses related to lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells as well as products directly or indirectly related to electric vehicles.

Company Profile (Morgan Advanced Materials)

Morgan Advanced Materials is a global supplier of highly engineered materials and components designed to operate in challenging conditions and environments. We have applied our extensive experience in the automotive and fire protection industries to develop world-leading fiber-based products for electric vehicles. As well as manufacturing solutions to deal with prevention or mitigation of thermal runaway propagation at the cell, module and pack levels, we also have extensive in-house design capability, allowing us to work with EV and battery OEM's to optimize their heat flow strategies.
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