Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 


Denver Marriott West 
1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401

Driving Directions 


Denver Marriott West

1717 Denver West Marriott Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401

To book, reserve online or dial 1-888-238-1803 and ask for the NREL Beyond Lithium room rate.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the symposium, contact us at BLIXII2019@gmail.com.


Linda Stolmack
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Chunmei Ban
Virginia Tech 


Beyond Lithium Ion XII 

June 25-27, 2019
Golden, Colorado

The twelfth symposium on Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion will be hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This meeting is one in a successive series of symposiums organized by a consortium of U.S. national laboratories, NASA, and IBM Research to bring together scientists and engineers focused on transformational advances in scalable energy storage.

Significant advances in electrical energy storage could revolutionize the energy landscape, but further breakthroughs in scalable energy storage—beyond current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries—are needed.

This is a unique forum focused on the future of energy storage technologies for transportation and grid applications. The main themes of the symposium are:

  1. Reviewing groundbreaking technical progress
  2. Exploring future directions
  3. Understanding critical challenges that are impeding progress.

At the symposium, leading researchers and manufacturers will discuss critically necessary materials, diagnostics, scaling, and manufacturing issues associated with better performing energy storage devices. Through this open-format discussion, organizers aim to accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and improve the safety of advanced electrochemical energy storage concepts and systems beyond lithium ion.

Organizing Institutions

Program Committee

  • General Chair – Ahmad Pesaran, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Program Chair – Lei Cheng, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Program Chair – Raymond A. Bair, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Anthony Burrell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Chunmei Ban, Virginia Tech
  • James Wu, NASA, Glenn Research Center
  • Gao Liu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Jiguang Zhang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Sang-Don Han, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Wu Xu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Winfried Wilcke, IBM
  • Young-hye Na, IBM
  • Ying Shi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory