Cenex and Warwick Manufacturing Group to host Battery Safety and Legislation Seminar Stream at Cenex-LCV2019

Cenex has partnered with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) for its 12th annual Cenex-LCV2019 (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk) event, to run a whole-day seminar stream on Battery Safety and Legislation. Taking place on day one of the annual LCV event on 4 September at Millbrook Proving Ground, the seminar stream will be held in the Seminar Dome and consist of four different seminar sessions between 9:30 and 17:15.

The keynote session will begin at 9:30 with the Chair’s introduction by Mike Richardson from WMG, which will be followed by a presentation on ‘Battery Safety from Research to Implementation’ by Professor David Greenwood, a Professor at the University of Warwick. Attendees will then hear from Jonathan Buston from the Health and Safety Laboratory on ‘Safety Across the Whole EV Lifecycle,’ before finishing off with Dr Anna Wise from Innovate UK, who will provide information on ‘The UK’s Battery Testing Capability.’

Throughout the day the seminar stream will be used to disseminate the findings of the recently completed ‘Preliminary Lithium-Ion Battery Research in Safety’ project and the follow-up LIBRIS project, both of which are Innovate UK funded as part of the Faraday Battery Challenge. Sessions will also explore safety engineering considerations that are prerequisites for the large-scale roll-out of Lithium-Ion Batteries, Battery Transportation and Safe Packaging, Safety in Electric Vehicles and Battery Recycling, and more.

Robert Evans, chief executive officer of Cenex, said: “With the rise of electric vehicles, demand for batteries for electrification is growing. Battery safety is, of course, of utmost importance in this regard, so we are pleased to have partnered with WMG to introduce a full-day seminar stream on Battery Safety and Legislation to educate our delegates on safety considerations, as well as legislation surrounding Lithium-Ion batteries in EVs.”

Mike Richardson, principal consultant, Energy Innovation Centre, WMG, said “Battery-powered systems are a key element of a low emissions future. With battery capability increasing, it’s vital that we gain a deep understanding of battery safety at cell, module, pack and system level so that systems can be rolled out at scale. This is already a topic of extensive industrial and academic research. As take-up of electric vehicles increases, other sectors, such as aerospace, are looking to electrification, which is bringing with it more research challenges around the safety and reliability of electric systems.

“Our recently completed collaborative R&D project, PreLIBS, provided a fundamental understanding of why battery cells fail. These findings have formed the basis of screening, modelling and mitigation techniques to help address these challenges, and we are involved in a follow-on project, LIBRIS, building on these preliminary research findings. With the support of the project partners, WMG has developed and sponsored this Battery Safety seminar in partnership with Cenex, to disseminate this learning and bring insight from expert researchers, thought leaders and practitioners in the field.”

Cenex-LCV2019 will be taking place on 4th and 5th September at Millbrook Proving Ground. Registration is free of charge and can be completed at: https://cenex-visitor.reg.buzz/press-release.

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