Battery Day

Braunschweig & Salzgitter, 15. - 16. September 2021

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Battery Day 2021
Braunschweig & Salzgitter

Tomorrow‘s Battery:
- New materials
- New players
- New cell productions

Car Battery emerged from the battery special of the Car Symposium 2020. After successfully held as a part of the Symposium in Bochum, the event will continue in 2021 as an independent congress on battery materials and cell production capacities.

Future of the lithium ion and solid-state battery.
Around 250 experts from the field of battery development.
Cooperation with Volkswagen Group Components and BLB (Battery Lab Factory) of the TU Braunschweig.
Insights into battery production/ inspection of BLB and VW
Networking at the evening event and congress the following day
New Materials for Li-Cell and Cell technology
The Optimized Cell, Cell Supplier, Plants and capacities in Europe
Battery and Electronics
Battery Pack Design, Packaging
Second Use and recycling

Agenda Battery Day I

September 15th

Gathering at Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig and transfer to VW Salzgitter
Visit to the VW plant in Salzgitter
Transfer to Braunschweig
Tour of the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB)
Get-together in the conference hotel Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig
Keynote by VW-Top-Executive

Agenda Battery Day II

September 16th

Participants Arrival and Morning Coffee
Welcoming Remarks
• Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade, Director iPAT (Institute for Particle Technology), Technical University Braunschweig

• Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, Director CAR
Challenges for Next Generation Cell Development
Dr. Matthias Ullrich, Head of Development, Business Unit Battery Cell, Volkswagen AG in Salzgitter
Electric First: Cell Chemistry as a Key KPI of our Future DNA
Dr. Thomas Soczka-Guth, Manager Technology Cell Components
Mercedes-Benz AG
Farasis Energy
Sebastian Wolf, Head of Business Unit Automotive outside China, Head of EU Operations
BASF’s cathode active materials – Responsible throughout the value chain for a sustainable future
Daniel Schönfelder, Vice President Battery Materials Europe, BASF
Tego Surten E – Process Enablers for Lithium Ion Batteries
Dr. Benjamin Brehmer, Marketing Manager Process Performance, Evonik
Economies of scale of continuous electrode slurry production
Adrian Spillmann, Director of the Market Segment Battery Solutions, Grinding & Dispersing, Bühler Group
12:05 - 13:30
Lunch Break
Panel Discussion: Tomorrow's Batteries - What to expect?
• Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade, Director iPAT (Institute for Particle Technology), Technical University Braunschweig

• Prof. Doris Segets, Institute for Combustion and Gas Dynamics, University Duisburg-Essen

• Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fichtner, Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU), Materials-I & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Campus North, Research Unit Energy Storage Systems, Institute of Nanotechnology

• Klaus Steinmann, Global Head Automotive & Mobility, Mercuri Urval

• Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, Director CAR
The Smarter Way to Produce Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes – Turnkey Solutions for Coating, Drying and Solvent Recovery
Dr. Daniel Schmitt, President & CEO, Clean Technology Systems Division & Member of the Board of Management, Dürr Systems AG
Evolution of Mobility
Dr. Hartung Wilstermann, Executive Vice President, Webasto Group Energy & Components Battery Systems
Enabling Winning Battery Pack Designs and Assembly Processes with Material Technologies
Marvin Romberg, Business Development Manager Battery Systems, Henkel
SVOLT- An Innovative New player Becoming Global
Kai-Uwe Wollenhaupt, President SVOLT Europe & Vice President SVOLT Energy Technology
Batteries from Finland
Business Finland (Speaker to be announced)
Creating an integrated electric vehicle battery value chain in Finland
Matti Hietanen, CEO, Finnish Minerals Group
Coffee Break
Innovative Solutions for High-Performance Batteries
Dr. Grzegorz Ombach, Executive Vice President Battery Systems, DRÄXLMAIER Group
Towards an electrified and sustainable future - Johnson Matthey’s high performance cathode material offering
Christian Ruediger, Strategic Partnerships and Government Affairs Director, Johnson Matthey, Battery Materials
TOX®-eClinching - The “One-Step” Joining Technology for Reliable Electrical Connections
Frank Ortmann, Business Development, TOX® PRESSOTECHNIK
Integration as key success factor for the production of highly efficient lithium-ion battery cells
Martin Drasch, Chief Executive Officer, Manz AG
The Smart Battery Factory – the key to high volume cell manufacturing
Raf Goossens, CEO, PEC
Designing of intelligent battery cells for automotive applications with smart manufacturing processes
Benno Leuthner, Head of Project Planning & Sales, Custom Cells
Simulating Next Generation Batteries by Leveraging Physics based Digital Twins
Raja Badrinarayanan, Application Engineer, Ansys Sweden AB
Innovative Plastic Materials for Advanced Safety and Performance Battery Solutions
Frank Reuter, Director of Future Mobility, Celanese
Advanced Predictive Battery Analytics
Dr. Stephan Rohr, Managing Director & Co-Founder, TWAICE
Summary and Closing



Kathrin Brueggemeier

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Battery LabFactory Braunschweig
→ Langer Kamp 8 38106 Braunschweig
Steigenberger Parkhotel Braunschweig
Nimes-Straße 2, 38100 Braunschweig
→ Nimes-Straße 2, 38100 Braunschweig

Past speakers for Battery Special 2020

Matthias Zentgraf

President, CATL Europa

Dr. Paul Spurk

Senior Manager Applied Technology, Umicore

Dr. Andreas Fischer

Vice President – R&D Battery Materials, BASF SE

Dr. Adrian Spillmann

Director Market Segment Battery Solutions, Bühler AG

Stefan von Dobschuetz

Managing Director, innogy eMobility Solutions GmbH

Ottmar Bitsche

Director E-Mobility, Porsche AG

Frank Blome

Leiter Geschäftsfeld Batteriezelle, Volkswagen Group Components

Shigeki Takayama

Vice President, Asahi Kasei Corp

Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade

Leiter TU Braunschweig, das Institut für Partikeltechnik (iPAT) , Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB)

Dr. Julia Lyubina

Manager New Growth Business, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH

Norbert-William Sucke

Managing Director Division Extrusion,

Dr. Hartung Wilstermann

Executive Vice President, Webasto Energy & Components Battery Systems

Kai-Uwe Wollenhaupt

President of SVOLT Energy Technology (Europe) GmbH & Vice President of SVOLT Energy Technology Company