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Beyond Lithium Ion VII

June 3, 2014 8:00AM to June 5, 2014 5:00AM
Building 402, APS Conference Center

Argonne National Laboratory will host "Beyond Lithium Ion VII" Tuesday, June 3, through Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Argonne Campus. Register today to attend »

For confirmed speakers, registration information and poster submission instructions visit the Beyond Lithium Ion VII Website »


Significant advances in electrical energy storage could revolutionize the energy landscape. Motivated by societal needs and by the tremendous potential for materials science and engineering to provide necessary advances, a consortium comprising IBM Research and five U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories (National Renewable, Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley, Pacific Northwest, and Oak Ridge) will host a symposium June 3-5, 2014, at Argonne National Laboratory.

This is a unique forum focused on the future of energy storage technologies for transportation and grid 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, the organizers aim to accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and improve the safety of advanced, electrochemical energy storage concepts and systems beyond lithium ion.

Contact Information

Ray Bair, Conference General Chair,