Co-organized by Argonne National Laboratory, the 12th annual Beyond Lithium-Ion Symposium on energy storage will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) from June 25-27, 2019, in Golden, CO.
The opening keynote address will be given by George Crabtree, an Argonne Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). The symposium brings together scientists and engineers to discuss transformational advances and the further breakthroughs needed in scalable energy storage to go beyond the current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries.
This year’s forum is focused on the future of energy storage technologies for transportation and the electricity grid, and the main themes to be explored include reviewing groundbreaking technical progress, exploring future directions, and understanding critical challenges.
“Energy storage technologies advance rapidly, and this conference will show an emphasis on recent advances and emerging approaches within this research community,” said Ray Bair, Program Committee Co-Chair and Chief Computational Scientist for Applications at Argonne. “We are extremely pleased to again have such a robust and diverse speaking lineup for this year’s conference, drawing from universities, national labs, and industry.”
With the goals of accelerating innovation, reducing costs, and improving the safety of advanced electrochemical energy storage concepts and systems beyond lithium ion, 28 invited speakers and three keynote speakers will engage in open-format discussions focused on advances in materials, new chemistry, diagnostics, scaling, and manufacturing issues that impede better energy storage performance.
This year’s meeting is the 12th in a successive series of symposiums organized by a consortium of U.S. national laboratories, NASA, and IBM Research. The 2019 meeting will take place at the Denver West Marriott, five minutes walking distance to the NRELcampus.