Beyond Lithium Ion V Conference to be Held in Berkeley in June

Screenshot of the Beyond Lithium Ion V web site
January 2012

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles could greatly reduce dependence on finite petroleum resources, reduce CO2 emissions and provide new scenarios for grid operation. Although new electric vehicles with advanced lithium ion batteries are being introduced, further breakthroughs in scalable energy storage, beyond current state-of-the-art lithium ion batteries, are necessary before the full benefits of vehicle electrification can be realized.

Motivated by these 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 (Lawrence Berkeley, National Renewable, Pacific Northwest, Argonne, and Oak Ridge) will host a symposium June 5-7, 2012, at The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California.