JUNE 19-21, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC


Energy Innovation Microscope

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Join industry partners and applied research leadership accelerating the development and deployment of new energy solutions into products and society.


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2022 Sector Program - Energy Innovation

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Sessions

Monday June 13

8:30TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary Keynotes
10:00Coffee Break
10:30Fuel Cell Materials
10:30Energy Storage
10:30Innovations In Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - Keynotes I
10:30Aerospace & Defense Innovation Spotlights: REI & Northrop Grumman
12:00Lunch Break
1:30H2 Production & Applications
1:30Solid State Batteries
1:30Innovations In Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - Keynotes II
2:40Rare Earth Magnet Technology
4:00SBIR/STTR Agency Meet-and-Greet at SBIR Pavilion, Expo Hall
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)

Tuesday June 14

9:00Rare Earths: Methods for Extraction & Separation
9:00Batteries Beyond Lithium
10:30Energy Innovation Spotlight Session: Linde & ExxonMobil
12:00Lunch Break
1:30Rare Earths: Recovery of REE & Critical Minerals
1:30Tools for Implementation of Energy Storage
4:00TechConnect Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session
4:00Energy Storage - Posters

Wednesday June 15

9:00Rare Earths: Innovations, Economics, Supply Chain
9:00Sustainability in Energy Storage
12:30Rare Earths Roadmapping - Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies (CREaTe)

Program

Monday June 13

8:30TechConnect World Innovation Conference - Plenary KeynotesMaryland A
Session chair: Matthew Laudon, TechConnect Division ATI
8:302022 Science & Technology Acceleration Opportunities
M. Laudon, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:35TechConnect Technical & Business Program Highlights
J. Rocha, D. Yablon, J. Williams, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
8:40What if a country other than the United States dominates the nanomaterial market?
L. Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials, US
9:00Materials Informatics at 3M: The Intersection of Simulation, Machine Learning, Data Management, and Experimentation
C. Lipscomb, 3M Company, US
9:25Advancements in Novel Neural Interfaces
A. Emondi, PionTier LLC, US
9:45National Nanotechnology Initiative - 2022 Opportunities & Insights
L. Friedersdorf, National Nanotech Coordination Office, US
10:00Coffee BreakLobby
10:30Fuel Cell MaterialsNational Harbor 8
Session chair: John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory, US
10:30Platinum Group Metal Free Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Cathode Catalysts
D. Myers, Argonne National Laboratory, US
10:55Stabilized cathode catalysts and electrode structures for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell applications
N. Ramaswamy, General Motors Corporation, US
11:20Advanced Membranes, Ionomers, and Catalysts for Alkaline Electrolysis
P.A. Kohl, W.E. Mustain, B. Zulevi, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
11:40Quaternized Poly(fluorene)s: High performance ionomers for next-generation electrochemical devices
D.P. Leonard, S. Adhikari, K.H. Lim, E.J. Park, Y.S. Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
12:00High temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells for high power heavy-duty vehicles
E.J. Park, K.H. Lim, S. Maurya, S. Adhikari, C. Bae, J.F. Brennecke, I. Matanovic, E.S. DeCastro, H. Jia, Y.S. Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
10:30Energy StorageNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
10:30Energy Storage Introduction
I. Gyuk, U.S. Department of Engery, US
10:35Rechargeable Zinc Based Batteries for Large Scale Storage
E.S. Takeuchi, A.C. Marschilok, K.J. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
11:00Long-Duration Energy Storage: An Industry Perspective
M. Perry, Largo Clean Energy, US
11:25Long-Duration Storage at Disruptively Low Cost – Quidnet Energy’s Geomechanical Pumped Storage (GPS)
R. Brody, Quidnet, US
11:50Advancements in Long Duration - Liquid Metal battery technology
D. Alderton, Ambri Inc., US
10:30Innovations In Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - Keynotes INational Harbor 13
Session chair: Marty Ryan, ATI Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies, US
10:30Revolutionizing Processes to Advance Rare Earth Element Separations
S. Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:55Novel approach to metal separation and reduction
A. Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
11:20New Magnet Technologies from the Critical Materials Institute
J. Cui, Ames Laboratory, US
10:30Aerospace & Defense Innovation Spotlights: REI & Northrop GrummanNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc., US
10:30REI Innovation Spotlight
H. Morgan, REI, US
10:45Northrop Grumman Innovation Spotlight
T. Reid, Northrop Grumman, US
11:00Craitor- Rugged, Portable, Intelligent 3D Printers
E. Shnell, Craitor, US
11:07Helicoid® technology - bioinspired composite material for ultra-tough, lower weight and lower cost structures
L. Mencattelli, Helicoid Industries Inc., US
11:14Hydrogen powered modular autonomous air and road eVTOL for regional air mobility
S. Sathya, LuftCar LLC, US
11:21Robotic Maintenance Vehicle
S. Flaherty, necoTECH, US
11:28Economical, clean regional transport
K. Echols, LeVanta Tech LLC, US
11:35Reusable Energy Absorbing Pads (REAP)
D. Allaei, SWG RED LLC, US
11:42Strathclyde Minor Grove Binders (S-MGBs)
D. Findlay, Rostra Therapeutics Ltd., UK
11:49AIIM: Advanced Infrastructure Integrity Modeling
A. Bean, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
Review Panelist
C. Owens, Lockheed Martin, US
Review Panelist
T. Reid, Northrop Grumman, US
Review Panelist
P. Staszak, Boeing, US
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:30H2 Production & ApplicationsNational Harbor 8
Session chair: John Kopasz, Argonne National Laboratory, US
1:30An Overview of H2NEW (Hydrogen (H2) from Next-generation Electrolyzers of Water (H2NEW)
B. Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
2:20Core-shell and immobilized ferrite nanoparticles for CO2 free sustainable hydrogen production via thermochemical water-splitting process
V. Amar, B. Maddipudi, G. Bauer, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
2:40High Manganese austenitic steels for hydrogen storage and delivery as a low-cost alternative to conventional austenitic stainless steels
P. Kathayat, L. Cho, J. Speer, J. Kong, K. Findley, Colorado School of Mines, US
3:00High power density fuel cell systems for portable electric generators
I. Kruusenberg, Y. Okuyama, K. Chadha, PowerUP Fuel Cells, EE
1:30Solid State BatteriesNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories
1:30Are Solid-State Batteries Safe? A Thermodynamic Analysis
A.M. Bates, Y. Preger, L. Torres-Castro, K.L. Harrison, S.J. Harris, J. Hewson, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:50All-Solid-State Batteries Containing Lithium Thiophosphate Separators
E.C. Self, F.M. Delnick, G. Yang, T. Brahmbhatt, W-Y Tsai, J. Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
2:10Initial capacity loss mechanism of all-solid-state lithium sulfide battery unraveled by in situ neutron tomography and Raman mapping
G. Yang, Y. Zhang, Ethan Self, Teerth Brahmbhatt, Jean-Christophe Bilheux, Hassina Bilheux, Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
2:30Bio-Based Lithium Nano-Frameworks for Solid-State Battery Technology
H. Rathnayake, P. Butreddy, University of North Carolina Greensboro, US
2:50Dirt Cheap Energy Storage: Clay-Based Separators for Solid State Storage
E. Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:30Innovations In Rare Earths & Critical Minerals - Keynotes IINational Harbor 13
Session chair: Marty Ryan, ATI Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies, US
1:30Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies (CREaTe)
M. Ryan, ATI, US
1:55Supply Chain Opportunities for Grid-Scale Energy Storage
B. Shrager, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), US
2:20An Overview of the Critical Minerals Sustainability Program at the National Energy Technology Laboratory
J. Mullen, U. S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
2:40Rare Earth Magnet TechnologyNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Jun Cui, Ames National Laboratory, US
2:40Rare Earth Magnet Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities
M. Earlam, J. Hryn, Argonne National Laboratory, US
3:00Sulfide Chemistry for Rare Earth Magnet Recycling
C. Stinn, Z.K. Adams, A. Allanore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
3:20High-efficiency nano-scale deposited magnetic composites as replacements for rare-earth materials in motor magnets
I.N. Weinberg, L.O. Mair, Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc., US
3:50Three Challenges for U.S. / Domestic Production of Rare Earth Magnet
J. Kennedy, ThREE Consulting / Caldera Holding LLC, US
4:00SBIR/STTR Agency Meet-and-Greet at SBIR Pavilion, Expo HallExpo Hall DE
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), US
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), US
U.S. Army, US
U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Air Force, US
National Institutes of Health (NIH), US
NASA, US
NOAA, US
National Science Foundation (NSF), US
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US
DARPA, US
Defense Health Agency (DHA), US
U.S. Department of Education, US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), US
4:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall DE

Tuesday June 14

9:00Rare Earths: Methods for Extraction & SeparationNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Parans Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
9:00Bioleaching critical minerals from end-of-life feedstocks
D. Reed, Idaho National Laboratory, US
9:25Harnessing a bacterial protein for rare earth elements recovery and separation from unconventional feedstock
Z. Dong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
9:50A review of rare earth elements recovery from coal-based materials
W. Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
10:10Phosphonate-functionalized magnetic mesoporous silica for rare earth element separation from citric acid extraction media
D. Li, Y. Tang, L. Hu, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
10:30Alternative processes for rare-earth extraction from primary and secondary sources
A.F. Bouarab, P. Hajiani, INNORD - Geomega Resources, CA
10:50Novel diphenol based functionalized adsorbers for solid-phase extraction of germanium
M. Patel, A. Karamalidis, Penn State University, US
9:00Batteries Beyond LithiumNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00From NY to CA: Tales from the front lines of zinc battery ESS installations from coast to coast
G. Cowles, Urban Electric Power, Inc., US
9:25Investigation of Zinc/Manganese Oxide Batteries for Large Scale Energy Storage
K.J. Takeuchi, A.C. Marschilok, E.S. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
9:45Tuning Materials Properties of Sodium Vanadium Oxide (NaV3O8, NVO) for Aqueous Zn Batteries
A.C. Marschilok, K.J. Takeuchi, E.S. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
10:05Slurry Electrodes for Redox Flow Batteries
J. Wainright, C. Wirth, R. Akolkar, R. Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, US
10:25Mixed Valency and Electrostatic Repulsion as Design Principles for Redox Mediators in Heterogeneous Electrochemical Systems
M.R. Anstey, A.M. Greenwood, J. Nicoleau, N.A. Kennedy, J.C. Goodell, K.A. Dean, D.N. Blauch, M.R. Gau, P.J. Carroll, N.C. Tomson, Davidson College, US
10:30Energy Innovation Spotlight Session: Linde & ExxonMobilNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc., US
10:30Linde Innovation Spotlight
M. Byron, Linde, US
10:45ExxonMobil Innovation Spotlight
T. Westhoven, ExxonMobil, US
11:00Conformable and Safe Lithium Ion Batteries with High Energy Density
D. Mackanic, Anthro Energy, US
11:07Desalination Batteries for Energy-Efficient Desalination and Selective Chloride Removal
M. Lumley, ChloBis Water, Inc., US
11:14Dry solvent free electrode and separator process
M. Eskra, Eskra Technical Products, Inc, US
11:21Safe and Sustainable Grid Flow Battery
P. Sullivan, Flux XII LLC, US
11:28Green Glycolipids for Rare Earth Metals and Uranium Extraction from Unconventional Sources
C. Boxley, GlycoSurf, Inc, US
11:35Bio-Based Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
H. Rathnayake, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Minerva Lithium, US
11:42Self Powered Autonomous Robot for Power Line Vibration Control and Inspection
A. Choi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
11:49High-quality perovskite films - Low-temperature formation of perovskite films using supercritical CO2
B. Ritchie, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
Review Panelist
M. Byron, Linde, US
Review Panelist
T. Westhoven, ExxonMobil, US
Reivew Panelist
D. Kirshner, Visuray, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc., US
Review Panelist
R. Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:30Rare Earths: Recovery of REE & Critical MineralsNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:30Recovery of Lithium from Brines and Clay Minerals and Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
M.P. Paranthaman, R. Bhave, L. Popovs, B.A. Moyer, J.T. Caldwell, V.K. Pecharsky, T.A. Lograsso, J. Krenrich, K. Lyon, T. Lister, A. Navrotsky, F. Zhao, J. Sutherland, A. Mcdonald, S. Harrison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:55Recovery of Critical Materials from end-of-life devices in the Critical Materials Institute
T. Lister, Y. Fujita, S. McCall, Idaho National Laboratory, US
2:20Nano Mosaic Sorbent Technology for Lithium Recovery
H. Rathnayake, S. Dawood, K. Adrah, Minerva Lithium, LLC/ University of North Carolina Greensboro, US
2:40Critical Advances in Rare Earth Element Recovery from Aqueous Sources
C.J. Boxley, D.E. Hogan, GlycoSurf, Inc., US
3:00Bio-Inspired Harvesting of Rare Earth Metals
E.D. Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:20REE recycling using the ADR process
D. Bina, REECycling Inc., US
3:40Recovery of Neodymium from NdFeB Magnet Powders through Reactive Grinding and Citric Acid
Q. Truong, S. Rokkam, J. Baltrusaitis, Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc, US
1:30Tools for Implementation of Energy StorageNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Alex Bates, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:30Open-source software to accelerate the development of energy storage systems
Y. Preger, V. De Angelis, Sandia National Labs, US
1:55A Machine Intelligence based Storage Allocator for Virtual Power Plant Applications
B. Abegaz, Loyola University Chicago, US
2:15Nanocarbons Essential Role in Energy Storage: Technology and Market Outlook
R. Collins, IDTechEx, US
2:35A Dual Participation Framework for Energy Storage as a Transmission and Market Asset
J. Twitchell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
2:55Long-Duration Energy Storage in a Decarbonized Future – Policy Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities
W. McNamara, Sandia National Laboratories, US
4:00TechConnect Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster SessionExpo Hall DE
4:00Energy Storage - PostersExpo Hall DE
Smart Power and Power Discretes Hardware-software co-design for reliability improvement of BLDC power drivers for eMobility by key BCD Technologies running in Europe
G. Janczyk, T. Bieniek, Lukasiewicz - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, PL
Economy driven SiC Power Electronics Technology Development supported by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking framework program funds
T. Bieniek, G. Janczyk, A. Sitnik, A. Messina, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, PL
High Energy Density Cyanoacetamide [3] Radialene Catholytes For Non-Aqueous Organic Flow Batteries
F. Hasan, C. Bejger, UNC Charlotte, US
MESA-DER Specification (the Bluetooth of Energy Storage) Testing and Certification Program
D. Wheeles, MESA Standards Alliance, US

Wednesday June 15

9:00Rare Earths: Innovations, Economics, Supply ChainNational Harbor 13
Session chair: David Reed, Idaho National Laboratory, US
9:00Technoeconomic analyses to inform critical materials decision making
M.V. Evans, B. Webster, M. Heinrichs, Battelle, US
9:20Sampling and Characterization of Coal Basins as an Alternative Rare-Earth Element Resource
J. Kay, B. Folkedahl, C. Nyberg, I. Feole, University of North Dakota, US
9:40Securing Sustainable Supply Chains for North America Critical Rare Earth Elements
D. Horn, J. Tuohy, G. Ives, GreenMet, US
10:00Improving Coal-Derived Carbon Precursors to Produce Critical Graphite Materials for Modern Technologies
A. Azenkeng, N.E. Stanislowski, J.D. Laumb, Energy & Environmental Research Center, US
10:20Development of a Portable Fiber Optic Luminescence Sensor for Rare Earth Elements
S. Crawford, J. Ellis, J. Baltrus, Leidos-National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
10:40Economic Extraction and Recovery of REEs and Production of Clean Value-added Products from Low-rank Coal Fly Ash
B. Folkedahl, C. Nyberg, J. Kay, University of North Dakota, US
11:00Satellite-Based Hyperspectral Analysis for Improved License to Operate and Lifecycle Operations in Mining
R.P. Weaver, Orbital Sidekick, US
11:20Mine to Magnet and critical Minerals Supply Chain Solution for the Green Energy and Technology Revolution
A. Knochenhauer, USA Rare Earth, US
9:00Sustainability in Energy StorageNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00The ReCell Center: Working to Advance Battery Recycling
P. Spangenberger, Argonne National Laboratory, US
9:25Reductive Leaching of Metals from Lithium-ion Batteries
T. Lister, Idaho National Laboratory, US
9:50Recovery of Lithium from Brines and Clay Minerals and Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
P. Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
10:10Asymmetric supercapacitors fabricated with ferrite/CHTL-derived hydrochar electrodes
K. Huynh, B. Maddipudi, V. Amar, A. Shende, R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
12:30Rare Earths Roadmapping - Consortium for Rare Earth Technologies (CREaTe)National Harbor 13
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