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Building the U.S. Battery Industry for Electric Drive Vehicles:

Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

 

 A Symposium Organized by

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences

in cooperation with

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

Agenda

 

26-27 July 2010

 

Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center

18600 Haggerty Road

Livonia, Michigan

 

 

Day 1: Monday, 26 July 2010

 

9:00AM           Welcome

Greg Main, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

Opening Remarks

The Honorable Carl Levin, U.S. Senate (D-Michigan)

Sridhar Kota, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, State of Michigan (via video)

                       

9:40AM           Overview of NAS Study: Building the Battery Industry for Electric Vehicles

Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

9:50AM           Panel I: The Federal Outlook for the U.S. Battery Industry

Moderator: Charles Wessner, The National Academies

 

The Department of Energy Perspective

                        Patrick Davis, U.S. Department of Energy

 

                        The Army Perspectives

                        John Pellegrino, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Grace Bochenek, U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering

Center

           

10:45AM         Coffee Break

 

11:00AM         Panel II: The State of Battery R&D and Manufacturing in the U.S.

                        Moderator: Ralph Brodd, Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing R&D Center

 

                        The Battery Industry Perspective

                        Jason Forcier, A123

Mohamed Alamgir, Compact Power

                       

The Automotive Industry Perspective

                        Nancy Gioia, Ford

 

The University Perspective

                        Ann Marie Sastry, University of Michigan and Sakti3

 

12:15PM          Lunch

 

12:45PM          Luncheon Address

The Honorable Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senate (D-Michigan)

 

1:30PM            Panel III: Strengthening the Supply Chain

                        Moderator: Jim Greenberger, National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries

 

                        Defining the Supply Chain: Gaps and Opportunities

                        Michael Reed, Magna

                       

                        Battery Manufacturer Perspective

                        Tom Watson, Johnson Controls

 

                        Battery Materials Availability and Recycling

                        Linda Gaines, Argonne National Lab

 

2:30PM            Coffee Break

 

2:45PM            Panel IV: Market Drivers: Creating Demand for Electric Vehicles

                        Moderator: Robert Kruse, EV Consulting

 

                        Incentives for the Electric Vehicle Market

                        Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis

 

                        The Industry Perspective: Transforming the Automotive Industry

                        Gary Smyth, General Motors

 

                        Early Adoption of Hybrid Vehicles

                        Bill Van Amburg, CALSTART

 

 

4:00PM            Panel V: Building the Battery Workforce

                        Moderator: Bill Harris, Science Foundation Arizona

 

                        Workforce Needs and Opportunities

                        Robert Kamischke, EnerDel

 

                        Technical Training and Workforce Development

                        Simon Ng, Wayne State University

 

5:00PM            Adjourn to Reception

 

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, 27 July 2010

 

9:00AM           Welcome and Introduction

                        Andy Levin, Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth

                        Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

9:15AM           Panel VI, A: Federal and State Programs to Support the Battery Industry

                        Moderator: Charles Wessner, The National Academies

 

The Department of Energy Battery R&D Program and Goals

                        David Howell, U.S. Department of Energy

 

Department of Defense Battery R&D Programs and Goals

                        Sonya Zanardelli, U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering

Center

 

                        The Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing R&D Center

                        Ralph Brodd, Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing R&D Center

 

10:30AM         Coffee Break

 

10:45AM         Panel VI, B: Federal and State Programs to Support the Battery Industry

                        Moderator: Sujai Shivakumar, The National Academies

 

The Department of Commerce and the Role of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

                        David Stieren, Manufacturing Extension Partnership

 

Michigan Investments in Batteries and Electric Vehicles

                        Eric Shreffler, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

11:30AM         Roundtable: What Have We Learned and Next Steps

                        Moderator: Mary Good, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

                        Bill Harris, Science Foundation Arizona

                        Jason Forcier, A123

                        Gary Krause, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

                       

12:15PM          Lunch

 

1:15PM            Adjourn