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Business and Technology Insight Forums Osaka 2016

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

September 26-28, 2016 | Osaka, Japan

Grand Cube Osaka (Osaka International Convention Center)
5-3-51, Nakanoshima Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 JAPAN

Rooms: 801/802

Energy Storage: Advanced and Post Lithium Batteries


This session will give you the full story of emerging technologies and market segments of the energy storage sector for applications ranging from electric vehicles, residential and grid energy storage to powering sensors and wearable devices.

This session is concerned with electrochemical energy storage, with particular emphasis on:

  • overview of established and emerging energy storage use markets: market forecast outlook 2016-2026
  • advanced and post lithium-ion technologies overview: silicon anodes, solid state batteries, lithium sulphur, lithium capacitors, sodium ion, magnesium and lithium air
  • batteries with new form and structural factors: thin, flexible, printed, woven, stretchable
  • competing energy storage technologies such as supercapacitors and fuel cells.

This session will provide a close look at the technologies, how they may improve over the coming ten years and what that makes possible in market growth. We will place particular attention to the role of emerging niche markets as first adoption segments for new energy storage technologies.The solid state battery revolution, is this a hype or reality? Will silicon anodes replace graphite and even the later titanium dioxide ones? Will sulphur batteries reach the market first than solid state batteries? Which chemistries are being used by mainstream automotive sector and which by niche emerging sectors such as electric aircrafts and wearable electronics? How supercapacitors and fuel cells are interacting with batteries?

The energy storage industry is at a critical point. On the one hand new energy storage technologies themselves are emerging. Lithium-ion batteries are the best energy storage technology we have ever seen, but unfortunately they cannot achieve the required transformative scale of improvement required. Post lithium-ion batteries is a group of technologies that has attracted recent attention based on the promise of higher energy density and/or lower cost. This group of technologies includes silicon anode batteries, sulphur batteries, solid state batteries, lithium air, magnesium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries and hybrid supercapacitors. Some of these technologies are not new and some of them have reached the level of maturity required for commercialization.

On the other hand the whole market is expanding through the emergence of new application segments such as residential energy storage and niche electric vehicles not just cars. Electric vehicles will become the largest market for lithium-ion batteries so IDTechEx looks at market penetration of over 45 categories of hybrid and pure electric vehicle by land, water and air. This is a level of detail only IDTechEx can provide. We will provide relevant insights from new segments such as grid and residential energy storage.

We will look how alternative energy storage technologies to batteries are developing. This is the case of supercapacitors and fuel cells technologies.

In addition, form factor is becoming a major driver shaping innovation and transforming the energy storage industry globally. This is motivated by the emergence of new market categories such as wearable electronic devices and Internet of Things (IoT), which demand thinness and flexibility and those features cannot be provided by traditional cylindrical, bulky batteries and coin cells.

Supercapacitors have taken some market share from lithium-ion batteries despite one hundredth of the energy density. That gap will reduce and it may increase market share disproportionately due to their superior safety, life, reliability and so on. Fuel cells have reached maturity as a technology. Nevertheless it is not in traditional energy storage market that they will achieve larger penetration in the following years but in emerging segments.

We will finally discuss whether there is room for all of these technologies in the traditional and emerging markets. We will elaborate how different technologies may substitute each other or complement each other in different markets.

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Forum 6 / Agenda

28 September / Afternoon / Rooms 801/802

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Miwako Murakoshi, will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, networking and registration
    for the afternoon session
  • 14:00 - 14:20

Introduction to Emerging Markets for Energy Storage.

Compiled by Franco Gonzalez Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.

  • Traditional and emerging energy storage segments: what is different?
  • 45 electric vehicles forecasts: what segments will represent the largest in 2026?
  • Non vehicle high energy emerging segments: residential and grid energy storage
  • Emerging segments forecasts: wearables, RFID, IoT, consumer electronics and others
  • 14:20 - 15:05

Detailed assessment of advanced lithium ion battery technologies: solid state batteries, silicon anodes and lithium titanate batteries.

Compiled by Franco Gonzalez Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx..

    For each technology, the following will be covered:
  • Technology development
  • Key players
  • Commercial and academic activities
  • Adoption markets
  • 15:05 - 15:35

Assessment and benchmarking of technologies used for batteries with special form factors

Compiled by Dr Xiaoxi He, IDTechEx

  • Basic approaches to improve flexible batteries
  • Typical technologies used to make thin and flexible batteries: solid-state batteries, lithium polymer, printed rechargeable, printed disposable.
  • Anatomy (anode, cathode, electrolyte), differences with traditional battery technologies, chemistry overview and constructional options, pros and cons.
  • Comparison between different technologies.
  • Commercial and academic activities
  • Markets and ten year forecasts
  • 15:35 - 15:50
  • Networking Break
  • 15:50 - 16:35

Detailed assessment of post lithium ion battery technologies: lithium sulphur, sodium ion, lithium air, magnesium and others.

Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.

    For each technology, the following will be covered:
  • Technology development
  • Key players
  • Commercial and academic activities
  • Adoption markets
  • 16:35 - 17:05

Detailed assessment of alternative energy storage technologies: supercapacitors, fuel cells.

Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.

    For each technology, the following will be covered:
  • Technology development
  • Key players
  • Commercial and academic activities
  • Adoption markets
  • 17:05 - 17:30

Future energy storage market, the whole picture: how all these technologies interact in the future? Is there room for all of them?

Compiled by Franco Gonzalez, Senior Technology Analyst, IDTechEx.

  • 17:30 - 17:45
  • Conclusions and Questions With IDTechEx
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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