Control Technology To Repurpose EV Batteries In A Second-life (Electric Vehicle Materials Europe 2020)

Dr Valentin Muenzel, Co-Founder & CEO

Presentation Summary

Increasing battery longevity and reducing degradation holds key value across vehicle and stationary applications. This presentation will provide insight on performance degradation and variability of used EV battery packs and how advanced battery control technology can be used to increase their lifetime alongside reducing battery system cost. Both second-life battery use and new battery life extension will be covered, including already deployed installations.

Speaker Biography (Valentin Muenzel)

Dr Valentin Muenzel is a Co-Founder and CEO at Relectrify. Prior to launching Relectrify, Valentin worked on battery projects with IBM Research, the CSIRO, PennState University, and BMW Germany. Valentin's experience in technology commercialisation includes consulting projects with hardware and energy companies ranging from startups to listed corporations. He holds undergraduate engineering degrees from the University of Southampton, UK, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Company Profile (Relectrify)

Relectrify is a developer and supplier of advanced battery management and inverter solutions. Their cell-level, distributed technology demonstrably increases battery life and reduces cost in energy storage solutions, including for households, industry and the power grid. Supported by leading energy investors, Relectrify and its technology has attracted interest by major energy storage manufacturers and installers globally, including American Electric Power, Nissan US, VW Group Germany, Vector New Zealand and 4R Energy Japan. Relectrify is actively engaging with strategic collaborators to bring to market more affordable and sustainable storage products.
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