Benchmark World Tour 2019

Chicago

10 May

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08:00 Registration & Breakfast

Keynotes

08:30

The Lithium Chess Board: Where will the pieces land in 2019?

  • Is a spodumene glut on the horizon?
  • How will the relationship between China’s big two lithium producers and Australia evolve?
  • The reaction: brine, prices and long term contracts
Chris Terry, Director | Americas Metals & Mining Equity Research, Deutsche Bank (New York, USA) 20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote
08:55

Magnis a future global LIB technology and cell manufacturer

  • Building a global fleet of gigafactories
  • Breaking the cost barrier via materials technologies and manufacturing efficiencies
  • Technologies for next generation performance
Marc Vogts, Managing Director –Magnis Energy Technologies 20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote
Magnis plans to become one of the world’s largest lithium-ion cell manufacturers through its involvement in various international gigafactories with over 100GWh of production planned by 2025. The Company has rapidly moved into battery technology with their high performing, chemical free anode technology and through the partnership formed with US Based Charge CCCV. Magnis will be responsible for the end to end supply chain in sourcing the raw materials and associated technologies for these gigafactories with the first plant scheduled for production located in New York.
09:22

Dawn of the lithium ion battery megafactories

  • Approaching a multi-terarwatt hour battery blueprint
  • China’s increasing cell capacity: but what chemistry choices are being made?
  • Europe and the US fight back with major plans
Andrew Miller,Head of Price Assessments,Benchmark Mineral Intelligence 20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote
Benchmark is the world’s leading market price data and supply chain intel provider focusedon lithium ion and solid-state battery supply chains. Benchmark sets the monthly lithium reference price that is published by Bloomberg, testified to US Senate in 2017and 2019and is widely quoted in global media.
09:45

Future Anodes: The rise of silicon in lithium ion batteries

  • Developing silicon technology for EVs
  • How Sila Nano can significantly reduce cost of battery pack
  • >$1bn valuation: How Sila Nano has partnered with major auto OEMs including Daimler
Warren DeSouza, CFO, Sila Nanotechnologies
10:10

Energy Density and the EV lithium ion battery

  • Lithium ion cell energy density and its consequences for EVs
  • The role of EV platforms and battery pack management
  • EV range versus cost and stumbling blocks to mass adoption / forecast
Adam Panayi, Managing Director, Rho Motion 20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote
Rho Motion is an independent publisher focused on the downstream of the lithium ion battery industry. The London-based company offers monthly energy density assessments and research linking the battery packs to the EV platform. Rho Motion has advised some of the world’s leading banks, investors, EV producers and battery makers.

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