Premiere: Battery Day NRW takes place as an online event

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What influence does artificial intelligence have on the development of batteries? How do next generation battery systems change the field of research? How is Research Fab Battery Cells progressing and how will it advance production research in Germany? These questions will be addressed by top-class speakers from science and practice at Battery Day NRW 2020, which takes place for the first time as an online event on 28 September 2020 from 10 am to 3.30 pm. In lectures and discussion rounds the participants will gain exclusive insights into services, products and research results from the battery world in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Broad spectrum of battery technologies and applications

The spectrum of the Battery Day NRW ranges from the lithium-ion technology currently dominating the market to newer approaches to the more sustainable battery of the future. Prof. Martin Winter, founder and scientific director of the MEET Battery Research Center and founding director of the Helmholtz Institute Münster (HI MS), will show how much chemistry there is in the lithium-ion battery. "Only if we understand the processes and reactions within the battery we can control them and thus make the energy storage systems even more powerful, more durable, safer and more cost-effective," the battery expert emphasizes. Two other MEET scientists will be speaking at the online event: Dr. Markus Börner, head of the MEET team cell systems, will focus on the lithium metal battery as one of the most promising approaches for the next battery generation.

The MEET spin-off E-Lyte Innovations GmbH has shown how a scientific approach can be turned into a market-ready business model. CTO Dr. Kolja Beltrop explains how companies and institutions use E-Lyte to find a tailor-made electrolyte solution for their applications.

The traditional exhibition, in which companies and institutions from NRW provide direct insights into their work, is also an integral part of Battery Day NRW 2020. It takes place as an online exhibition and offer participants the opportunity to obtain first-hand information about the latest battery technologies and applications on the market and to make new contacts digitally.

Registration now open

The conference is chaired by Martin Winter together with Dirk Uwe Sauer from the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen University. Interested parties can register online now and inform themselves about the entire programme. Battery Day NRW 2020 is being organised by Haus der Technik together with the clusters "EnergieForschung.NRW", "EnergieRegion.NRW" and "NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW".

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