2022 International Conference
on Niobium Based Batteries
Innovations in Niobium technology are enabling the development of more advanced, high-power, and faster-charging batteries.
On 7th December 2022, experts from industry and academia gathered at King’s College Cambridge in the UK to discuss innovations in niobium technology for batteries. The conference explored the progress being made to develop more advanced, high-power, and faster-charging batteries. These improvements are contributing significantly to the energy mix we need to support the global effort to reduce emissions and transition to a net zero economy.
The first conference session presented fundamental research and its importance in the discovery and development of new materials for battery applications. This session included the keynote address from Nobel Laureate and winner of the 2022 Charles Hatchett Award, Professor Stanley Whittingham FRS ‘What is the Role of Niobium in Nickel-rich Layered Oxide Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries?’ The second session was a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship, with European companies presenting how they are commercializing new Niobium-based battery technologies, explaining how they are increasing the scale of production and uptake by end users. The final session took a more holistic look at the supply chain exploring resilience, sustainability, and the importance of the circular economy.
Watch the recordings of the 2022 Conference on Nbium-based Batteries - Towards a Net-zero Europe below.
- Dr Eliza Massi, Department of Trade and Investment, Embassy of Brazil in the UK
- Lucas Brown, British Consul Belo Horizonte, Brazil
- Ricardo Lima, CEO, CBMM, Brazil
Session 01: Advancing Battery Materials Technology
Professor Stanley Whittingham FRS, Binghamton University, USA - 2022 Charles Hatchett Award Lecture: What is the Role of Niobium in Nickel-rich Layered Oxide Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries?
Dr Bin Li, Wildcat Discovery Technologies, USA (pre-recording)
- Development of New Cathode Materials with Disordered Rocksalt Structures
•Professor Yang-Kook Sun, Hanyang University, South Korea (on-line)
- Cobalt-free High-capacity Ni-rich Layered Li[Ni0.9Mn0.1]O2
Session 02: Advancing Battery Materials Technology
Rahul Fotedar, Morrow Batteries, Norway
- Commercialization of Next-gen Batteries Based on Niobium Chemistries
•Dr Jean de La Verpilliere, Echion Technologies, UK -
Safer, Faster Longer: Powering Heavy-duty Applications with XNO® Anodes
Dr Dai Yamamoto, TOSHIBA Corporation, Japan
- Benefits of NTO Technology for Applications That Require Long Life, High Power and Fast Charging Capabilities
•Dr Oliver Osters, Skeleton Technologies, Germany
- Superbattery Technology for Fast Charging Applications
•Dr Anna Wise, Nyobolt, UK
- Nyobolt NWO Technology for Applications Requiring Long Life, High Power and Fast Charging Capabilities
Session 03: Supply Chain Resilience and Sustainability
•Dr Hadi Moztarzadeh, Advanced Propulsion Centre, UK
- Supply Chain Opportunities for Electrification of Heavy-duty Vehicles (HDV)
•Professor Jo Dewulf, Ghent University, Belgium
- Environmental Sustainability Assessment of Niobium Production
•Alex Thompson, European Metal Recycling, UK
- RECOVAS Project - Creating a New Circular Battery Supply Chain in the UK
•Rogério Ribas, CBMM, Closing Address
The Charles Hatchett Award is supported by the UK's Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and recognizes the best published research on the science and technology of Niobium.
To learn more about the award click here.