18 September - 19 September 2018
Wiesbaden, Germany

Argus Batteries in Automotives

  • 09:30
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  • 10:30
  • Registration and morning coffee
  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Conference producer’s welcome Tonika Campbell - Metals, Senior Project Manager, Argus
  • 10:35
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  • 10:40
  • Chairperson’s opening address Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Battery manufacturing: raw materials and chemistry transformation Yuan Gao - Chief Executive Officer, Pulead Technology Industry Co
- Raw materials in cathode manufacturing
- Chemistry transformation in module and pack production
- Assessing the impact of raw materials on cell and component manufacturing
- Analysing the role of cell manufacturing in battery density and vehicle capability 
 
  • 11:20
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  • 12:00
  • Keynote presentation: Customer-centric cars: Economically and environmentally sustainable vehicles Francisco Carranza - Managing Director - Nissan Energy, Nissan Automotive Europe
- Autonomous drive, connected technologies and mobility services
- Increasing charging infrastructure availability and minimising charging time
- Streamlining production to increase supply and cut costs
- Mapping the future of the customer-centric car: Outlook and how this fits into research and development, and the availability of raw materials
  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Morning coffee break
  • 12:30
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  • 13:20
  • IEA HEV Task 40 CRM4EV critical raw materials for electric vehicles: A country driven initiative Bert Witkamp - Operating Agent Task Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles, IEA Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technology Collaboration Programme
- Concerns regarding critical raw materials for EV's  
- What do policy makers want to know with respect to the critical raw materials needed?
- Discussing the uncertainties concerning critical raw materials
- Nickel and cobalt future demand trends
- Latest global EV sales update
  • 13:20
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  • 14:20
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:20
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  • 15:00
  • Driving the move towards electrification: The long-term picture Catherine Girard - Expert Leader Energy & Raw Materials, Groupe Renault
- How are European car manufacturers’ strategies changing to meet EU emissions targets?
- What are the technology roadmaps for global and Europe-focused OEMs?
- Insights into the latest developments in electric vehicle technology
- Tackling range anxiety for efficient electric vehicles at a strategic level: Better batteries, more charging infrastructure and at reasonable cost
- What are the remaining barriers to growth in European hybrid and electric vehicle sales, and how can technology overcome them?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon and networking
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Panel discussion: A long-term picture of cell manufacturing in Europe vs Asia?

- How far behind Asia is European cell manufacturing?
- What barriers do we need to overcome to catch up with Asia?
- Can cell manufacturing in Europe be sustainable?

Panelists:

Bert Witkamp, Operating Agent Task Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles, IEA
Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technology Collaboration Programme

Yuan Gao, Chief Executive Officer, Pulead Technology Industry Co
  • 16:10
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  • 16:20
  • Chairman’s closing speech and end of day one Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • 16:20
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  • 17:20
  • Networking drinks reception
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • Registration and morning coffee
  • 10:45
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  • 10:55
  • Chairperson’s recap Mark Seddon - (Consulting, Metals) Senior Manager, Argus
  • 10:55
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  • 11:25
  • Electric motorcycles: Technological status and market introduction Bjarni Freyr - Chief Technology Officer, Fenris Motorcycles
- Current volume and outlook for electric motorcycles 
- Key factors for design decision on batteries for electric motorcycles
- Current charging technology and infrastructure: Capabilities and availability
- The future of motorcycling in the autonomous driving environment
  • 11:25
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  • 11:55
  • Go Ultra Low City Scheme project case study: Availability and implementation of charging infrastructure Katharina Winbeck - Head of Transport, Environment and Infrastructure Policy and Public Affairs Division, London Councils
- Go Ultra Low City Scheme, London’s £13mn investment: Project overview and update
- Assessing the course to increasing charging infrastructure to 1,000 car club bays through retrofitting
- How to drive uptake of low emission vehicles by 50pc by 2025
- Evaluating the use of ultra low emission lanes to allow these vehicles to run in the bus lanes
 
  • 11:55
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  • 12:25
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 12:55
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  • 13:25
  • Assessing the scope of electric mobility development Joseph Beretta - President, AVERE – France
- Vehicle to grid (V2G) and smart grids: How to optimise the energy of batteries
- How will charging infrastructure meet demands of these vehicles?
- Is the use of batteries in these markets sustainable?
  • 12:55
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  • 13:55
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:55
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  • 14:25
  • Availability of critical metals for the production of batteries Nicole Willing - Editor of Argus Metals International, Argus
- An overview of raw material availability and production
- Will supply meet demand?
- Assessing alternative and non-orthodox battery production metals and materials
- Battery material outlook and prospect
  • 14:25
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  • 14:55
  • Evolving to support the EV revolution Oscar Wehtje - Head of Product Development, LME

- Nickel, aluminium and copper: Ready to serve the EV industry
- Cobalt: Physical delivery or cash settlement?
- Lithium: Creating a new transparent market

  • 14:55
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  • 15:05
  • Lithium pricing update Alison Tran - Business Development Manager – Metals and Minerals, Argus

- Pricing update
- Prospect in the market
- Outlook

  • 15:05
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  • 15:10
  • Chairman’s closing speech and close of conference Mark Seddon - Senior Manager (Consulting, Metals), Argus