All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

Energy Storage Technologies: What Comes Next?

Forum 5 | 19 September | 12:45pm-3:00pm

The energy storage industry is one of the most extensively researched at both academic and industrial level over the past few years. Many are already looking beyond lithium-ion batteries with many alternatives showing excellent potential.

This session will look at the underlying chemistry and players of a wide range of post lithium-ion batteries. A competitive (or complimentary) technology in supercapacitors and pseudocapacitors will also be analysed, both of which are experiencing a changing landscape. Finally, IDTechEx will give scenarios as to the opportunity of battery reduction and potential elimination
Each session will be delivered by IDTechEx analysts who have conducted the underlying research. This research is based on interviews with key players, extensive travel for global conference and events, as well as visiting prominent players in this area. The classes will include technical introductions, benchmarking studies, value chain analysis, case studies, key player analysis, current market analysis, and a global outlook. The slides will be provided to the attendees and there will be time allotted for Q&A and audience networking.

For those attending.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

Register for the Forum Exhibitor Opportunities

Forum 5 | 19 September | 12:45pm-3:00pm

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 11.30am - 12.45pm

  • 11:30am - 12:45pm
  • Registration, Lunch & Networking
  • 12:45pm - 1:40pm

What Comes Next With Supercapacitors?

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • In 2012, lithium-ion batteries were selling well with only 100Wh/kg. Now there are two routes to that energy density with inherently safer, longer-lived, less toxic supercapacitor variants.
  • Understand pseudocapacitance with non-flammable aqueous electrolytes and boosting hybrid supercapacitors with carbon nanotubes and lithium titanate nanoparticles. Both should give better cycle life and other benefits: where, when? Will we get the no-battery urban bus charging its supercapacitors in minutes as the researchers claim? When?
  • Status of work at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Nippon Chemi-Con, Kinetic Laboratories, Imperial College London etc.
  • 1:40pm - 1:50pm
  • Break
  • 1:50pm - 2:20pm

Post Li-ion Batteries

Compiled by Luke Gear, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Today's commercial Li-ion alternatives.
  • What constitutes a 'post' LiB?
  • Promising post-LiB such as Li-Sulphur and Sodium-ion: the challenges to overcome and the opportunities.
  • Promising applications for post-LiB
  • 2:20pm - 2:50pm

Size Reduction and Elimination of Batteries

Compiled by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

  • Why use less or no lithium-ion batteries
  • Why changing anode, cathode, electrolyte and format while scaling up output tenfold breaks a basic rule of manufacturing.
  • Top up charging options: roadside, intermittent catenary, gantry, rail-in-road, solar bodywork, wind turbine on vehicle.
  • A look at real life case study examples
  • 2:50pm - 3:00pm

Conclusions & Questions

  • 3.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Networking Break & Registration

Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

Learn More

Contact Event Support