JUNE 19-21, 2023

Energy Storage: Beyond Lithium

Energy Storage

Submit your Poster Only Abstract - due March 31

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Symposium Co-Chairs

Imre GyukImre Gyuk
Director, Energy Storage Research
U.S. Department of Energy

Erik SpoerkeDeveloping “Really Cool” Low Temperature Molten Sodium Batteries
Erik Spoerke
Energy Storage Materials Lead, Sandia National Laboratories

Key Speakers

Jason CotrellLow Cost Locally Manufactured Marine Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Systems
Jason Cotrell
CEO, RCAM Technologies

Mark HigginsRedflow's unique journey to achieving scale for zinc bromine flow batteries
Mark Higgins
President, North America & Chief Commercial Officer, Redflow

Justin BriggsThe Antora thermal battery module: Providing on-demand zero-emissions heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuel
Justin Briggs
Co-founder & COO, Antora Energy

Wonbong ChoiMetal-CO2 batteries for effective CO2 conversion and energy storage
Wonbong Choi
Professor, University of North Texas

Jack PouchetSodium-ion Batteries – Moving from Over-Hyped to Reality, What are they Really
Jack Pouchet
Vice President, Sales, Natron Energy


Energy storage continues to emerge as one of the most active and potentially impactful areas of research and development. Storage is key to improved electrical resilience, reliability, and accessibility while opening the door to critical electrification and decarbonization efforts. Meeting the dynamic needs of evolving electrical grids and increasing electrified technology spaces, though, will clearly exceed both the technical capability and manufacturable capacity of currently market-dominant lithium-ion batteries. Our 2023 event will focus on technologies that promise impact beyond lithium-ion batteries, featuring a keynote session, followed by a lively program of invited and submitted talks focused on new materials, emerging chemistries, and developing technologies aiming to enter a dynamic energy storage marketplace. Submit your abstract and plan to participate in one of the most significant energy storage research and development events this year.

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2023 Symposium Sessions

9:00Energy Storage: Keynotes
10:40Energy Storage: Flow Batteries
1:30Thermal Energy & Storage
4:00Energy Storage - Posters

Tuesday June 20

10:30Emerging Battery Chemistries
1:30Battery Innovation
4:00Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - Posters

2023 Symposium Program

Monday June 19

9:00Energy Storage: KeynotesTBA
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy
Redflow's unique journey to achieving scale for zinc bromine flow batteries
M. Higgins, Redflow, US
The Antora thermal battery module: Providing on-demand zero-emissions heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuel.
J. Briggs, Antora Energy
Low Cost Locally Manufactured Marine Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Systems
J. Cotrell, RCAM Technologies, Inc., US
10:40Energy Storage: Flow BatteriesTBA
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
Nonaqueous Sodium-Based Catholytes for Redox Flow Batteries
E. Self, M. Lehmann, G. Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Develop Low-cost Membranes for non-aqueous Redox-flow Batteries
G. Yang, M. Lehmann, E. Self, R. Sacci, T. Saito, J. Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Exploring redox chemistries beyond metal-ligand complexes for high voltage non-aqueous flow batteries
S. Maurya, B.L. Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
Substituted [3]radialenes as two-electron catholytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries
F. Hasan, R. Poirier, T. Anderson, C. Bejger, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US
1:30Thermal Energy & StorageTBA
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
TBA (Tentative)
K. Gluesenkamp, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Experimental Testing and Modelling of Gravel Packed Bed Heat Storage
L. McLaughlin, N. Schroeder, W. Gerstle, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power and Pumped Thermal Energy Storage System
G. Anaya, K. Armijo, A. Overacker, A. Blumenthal, D. Madden, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Research on Low-Cost and Safe Battery Chemistry for LDES Applications
G. Li, Pacific Northwest National Lab, US
Developing Batteries Worth Their Salt: Technical Advances for Cost Effective Molten Sodium Batteries
E.D. Spoerke, A. Maraschky, M. Meyerson, A. Peretti, S. Percival, L. Small, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Thermally Controlled Integrated Energy Storage Device for DoD Applications
M.K. Ram, PolyMaterials App, LLC, US
Piezoelectric Nanofiber Yarns for Wearable Energy Harvesting Textiles
M. Pallotta, Materic LLC, US
Energy Storage: Renewable and Portable
A. Glover, WiGL, US
4:00Energy Storage - PostersExpo Hall AB
Development of high-energy non-aqueous lithium-sulfur batteries via redox-active interlayer strategy
J-H Yu, J.H. Sung, B-J Lee, J.E. Kwon, G-L Xu, K. Amine, J-S Yu, Deagu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, KR
Ex situ structure-properties analysis of CeOx-TiOx-RGO as a potential groundbreaking Na-ion supercapacitor material
F. Caballero-Briones, N. Gnanaseelan, F.J. Espinosa-Faller, J. Mustre, J. Lezama, R.A. Colina-Ruiz, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, MX

Tuesday June 20

10:30Emerging Battery ChemistriesTBA
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
Metal-CO2 batteries for effective CO2 conversion and energy storage
W. Choi, University of North Texas, US
Progress Towards the Development and Understanding of Energy Dense Rechargeable Batteries Utilizing Zn and Cu
T.N. Lambert, B.R. Wygant, C. Wright, J. Gallaway, A. Stavola, E. Zimmerer, V. DeAngelis, J. Mueller, O. Dutta, I. Vasiliev, K. Acharya, N. Paudel, B. Magar, Sandia National Laboratories, US
An overview of rechargeable zinc manganese dioxide battery energy storage installations from across the United State.
G. Cowles, Urban Electric Power, Inc., US
Development of High-voltage Supercapacitor for Future Decarbonized Energy Storage Solutions
A. Ray, C. Krasmann, B. Saruhan, German Aerospace Center (DLR), DE
1:30Battery InnovationTBA
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
J. Pouchet, Natron Energy, US
Non-lithium battery cathode manufacturing
K. Venturini, C. Ashfield, David Shock, Revolution Power Inc. d/b/a Powerit, US
Advanced Multifunctional Separators for Beyond-Lithium Battery Chemistries
H. Liu, K.T. Faber, TalosTech LLC, US
Developments of Solid Components for Manufacturing Nanostructure Metal-Organic Superconductive Memcapacitive Josephson Junctions Energy Storage Systems at Room-Temperature
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
Critical Materials Recovery from Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
M. Shi, D.E. Molina Montes de Oca, L.A. Diaz, J.R. Klaehn, A.D. Wilson, T.E. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
EC-Leach: Sustainable Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling
D.E. Molina, M. Shi, B. Adhikari, J. Klaehn, L. Diaz, T. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
The Search For Materials That Are Attractive To “Natural” Li Diffusion And Structurally Stable Using AES And LEED
J. Ociepa, M. Adam, B. Checinski, OCI Vacuum Microengineering Inc., CA
4:00Fuel Cells & Hydrogen - PostersExpo Hall AB
The Study of Hydrogen Transport in Metals
T. Williamwest, O. Abunomah, P. Ogunlude, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
Hydrogen storage characteristics of NIST reference zeolite X, zeolite Y and zeolite ZSM-5
S. Basu, J. Pandey, P.K. Rao, M.S. Leo Hudson, Banaras Hindu University, IN
New Highly Graphitized N-Doped Porous Carbon as a Robust Support for Pt Fuel Cell
H-Y Lee, C-H Shin, T.H. Yu, W.A. Goddard III, J-S Yu, DGIST, KR
Topics & Application Areas
  • Flow Batteries
  • Alternative Battery Chemistries (Zinc, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, and others)
  • Thermal Storage (Hot or Cold)
  • Mechanical Storage (Novel Pumped Hydro, Gravity Storage, Compressed Gas, and others)
  • Chemical Energy Storage
  • Medium and Long-Duration Storage
  • Hybrid Storage Systems
  • Energy Storage to Enable Renewable Energy Integration
  • Energy Storage for Industrial Decarbonization (joint session planned with NEW Industrial Decarbonization Symposium)
  • Other

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