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NREL to Host 12th Annual Beyond Lithium-Ion Symposium

Forum Focused on Scalable Energy Storage Beyond the Current State-of-the-Art for Transportation and Grid Applications

Feb. 25, 2019

The 12th symposium on Beyond Lithium-Ion Symposium on energy storage will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory on June 25-27.

This year’s forum is focused on the future of energy storage technologies for transportation and the electricity grid. The main themes of the symposium are:

  • Reviewing groundbreaking technical progress
  • Exploring future directions
  • 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.

Registration is now open, with early registration closing on June 1. The symposium will be held near the NREL campus in Golden, Colo. This meeting is one in a successive series of symposia organized by a consortium of Department of Energy national laboratories, NASA, and IBM Research to bring together scientists and engineers focused on transformational advances in scalable energy storage.