June 7-9, 2011
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Blvd.
Richland, WA. 99352
Widespread adoption of electric vehicles could greatly reduce dependence on finite petroleum resources, reduce CO2 emissions and provide new scenarios for grid operation. Although new electric vehicles with advanced lithium ion batteries are being introduced, further breakthroughs in scalable energy storage, beyond current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, are necessary before the full benefits of vehicle electrification can be realized.
Motivated by these societal needs and by the tremendous potential for materials science and engineering to provide necessary advances, a consortium comprising IBM Research and four U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories (Pacific Northwest, Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, and Oak Ridge) will host a symposium on June 7-9, 2011, at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.
This is a unique forum focused on the future of energy storage technologies for transportation applications. The main themes of the symposium are (i) reviewing groundbreaking technical progress, (ii) exploring future directions and (iii) understanding critical challenges impeding progress. At the symposium, leading researchers and manufacturers will discuss critically necessary materials, diagnostics, scaling and manufacturing issues associated with better performing energy storage devices in an open-format dialogue. Through this discussion, organizers aim to accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and improve the safety of advanced, electrochemical energy storage concepts and systems "beyond lithium ion."
If you are media and plan on attending, please contact Anne Haas (509)375-3732
Information on the previous symposiums can be found at the following:
- "Scalable Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion," held August 26-27, 2009, at IBM's Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.
- "Research Opportunities in Electrochemical Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion: Computational Perspectives," held May 3-4, 2010, at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.
- "Scalable Energy Storage Beyond Li-Ion: Materials Perspectives," held Oct. 7-8, 2010, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.