Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST
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Kodak Cell Assembly Center 
2301 Mt. Read Blvd.
Building #308
Rochester, NY 14615

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Hotel Arrangements

Rochester Marriott Airport Hotel
1890 W. Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 225-6880

NAATBatt has arranged for a limited block of rooms for course attendees at the Rochester Marriott Airport hotel, located approximately 2.4 miles from the Kodak Battery Cell Assembly Center. To make a room reservation as the special, discounted rate of $169 per night, please click here. Attendees will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Battery Cell Assembly Center.

Networking Dinner

Davinci of Greece
1550 W. Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: (585) 663-3360
Website: http://www.davincisrestaurant.com/ 

NAATBatt has a tradition of hosting networking dinners for its members at all NAATBatt events. NAATBatt believes that good business relationships grow from good personal relationships. We do our best to grow and foster both. Attendees are invited to attend an optional Networking Dinner at 7:00 p.m. on November 15, following the conclusion of the course. Sign up for the Networking Dinner when you register for the course. The cost is $45 per person.


James Greenberger 
NAATBatt International 

Cancellation Policy

Registrations may be cancelled prior to October 15 subject to a $50 administrative fee. Registrations will be non-refundable on and after October 15.


A Basic Primer on
Advanced Battery Systems

Kodak Battery Cell Assembly Center
Rochester, New York
November 15, 2017

NAATBatt International will hold its first educational program for the North American advanced battery industry at the new Kodak Battery Cell Assembly Center in Rochester, New York on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Kodak_s new cell assembly center The program, Advanced Battery Systems 101, will give new executives in the industry and other interested persons a basic understanding of advanced battery chemistries, battery cell design, battery cell manufacture, battery system design and battery testing protocols. NAATBatt hopes through this and future programs to enhance the quality of the advanced battery workforce and to support the growth of advanced battery manufacturing jobs and technologies in North America.

The course will include a tour of Kodak's new Battery Cell Assembly Center in Rochester. Attendees will have the opportunity to see first hand many of the processes and systems they will be learning about during the course. NAATBatt has assembled a world-class faculty of experienced battery executives from among its member companies to teach the course.

The Advanced Battery Systems 101 course is open to all registrants, though employees of NAATBatt member firms will receive a significant tuition discount and preference on registration. Not yet a NAATBatt member? Join now by going to: https://naatbatt.org/application/   Multiple registrants from a single company will receive $100 off the individual tuition fee.

For details, click the "Register now" button below.

Program Contents

08:30 a.m.       Coffee/Networking

08:55               Introduction and kickoff (Jim Greenberger, NAATBatt International)

09:00               Battery chemistry and technology (John Warner, EnerDel)

Part 1 will begin with a brief history of batteries and an introduction to the major battery chemistries. Both primary and secondary battery chemistries will be discussed.

09:25               Cell components and design (John Warner, EnerDel)

Different cell types and the components that make up a battery cell will be reviewed, including the major cylindrical, pouch, prismatic, and button cell form factors.

9:50               Comparison of battery technologies (John Warner, EnerDel)

A comparison of battery chemistries will be offered discussing the benefits and weaknesses of different chemistry options.

10:15               Coffee Break

10:45               Li-Ion cell theory of operation (James Fleetwood, BIC)

Part 2 will begin with a chemistry 101 introduction to how batteries operate

11:15               Chemistry development horizon (James Fleetwood, BIC)

Near and medium-term improvements and technologies to current cell chemistries will be reviewed along with longer-term “beyond lithium” technologies

11:45               Advances in lead acid batteries (Paul Melichar, Enersys)

Near and medium-term improvements in lead-acid battery technology will be discussed together with their possible impact on the battery market

12:15pm          Development process for new lithium-ion technology (Dan Ocorr, Kodak)

A brief overview of the process of developing new lithium-ion batteries

12:30               Lunch & Networking

1:30  Voice of the Customer and Other Considerations (Doug Morris, Polaris Battery)

A discussion of some of the considerations that battery developments must face when bringing new technology to the market.

2:00                 Roll-to-roll coating of electrodes 101 (Dan Ocorr, Kodak)

A detailed introduction to roll-to-roll electrode coating process

2:30                 Cell Assembly (James Fleetwood, BIC)

A detailed discussion on the cell assembly process will be provided

3:00                 Testing & Certifications (Nick Warner, DNV GL)

A discussion on different battery certifications including  DNV-GL, ISO, UN and other certifications will be provided

03:25               Break

03:45               Facility Tours of:

Kodak Roll to Roll Electrode Coating Facility
Kodak Lithium-ion battery cell pilot manufacturing Facility
NY BEST/DNV GL Test Facility

5:00                 Wrap up and Questions – feedback on day (Matt Fronk, Kodak)

7:00                 Networking Dinner (optional)

Register now for this exceptional opportunity to learn about basic battery design and manufacturing techniques from some of the best and most experienced executives in the industry. Act soon as total registration is limited to 100.