Lithium-ion Battery Expert at NEXT GEN Power
Lithium-ion energy storage is making significant headway on maritime vessels and off-shore platforms, as well as in port-side applications including cargo handling systems.
Smart energy storage systems can now offer enough fuel and maintenance savings to pay for themselves in just a few years. Lithium-ion has become the technology of choice for virtually all battery-electric vehicles.
Hybrid systems are now commercially available and operating successfully around the world. Automotive manufacturers including Tesla and BMW are re-defining the energy possibilities for land transport, from high performance automobiles to city busses.
Energy density has more than doubled since the technology was first introduced and costs are now beginning to come in line with liquid fuels.
Commercial and military organisations are starting to ask boat builders for hybrid battery-electric options. Lithium-ion expert, Dr John Warner will be in the UK this April and he can answer many of the burning questions that will help the marine industry offer fast to market solutions along with high levels of safety.
Dr Warner has over 25 years experience in the automotive and battery industries. He serves as president-elect for the global battery industry trade group NAATBatt International. He also Chairs the Society of Automotive Engineers Battery Size Standardization Committee and Co-Chairs the Bus Battery Safety committee.
In 2015 Dr Warner published, ‘The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design’. This offers a clear and concise layman’s explanation of the history, chemistries, battery pack design and applications for Lithium-ion.
If you want to find out more, Dr Warner is presenting at the NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference at the Grand Harbour, Southampton UK on 18 and 19 April 2018.
Attendees include commercial, professional and military organisations, boat operators, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, naval architects, systems integrators and maritime legislators.
Supporters include British Marine, UK Maritime Pilots, YBDSA, SSA, University of Southampton, SMMI, Southampton Solent University.
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