The Latest Developments in Battery Tech - Technological Innovations in Electrochemistry

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

The growth of energy storage critically depends on the availability of low-cost storage devices. This session focuses on the latest developments in battery tech, such as flow batteries, sodium-ion batteries, and the innovations in lithium-ion battery cells.

04:00 pm - 04:10 pmBreakthrough vs. Gradual Improvement - a Perspective on Technological Innovation in Electrochemical Energy Storage

Markus Vlasits

Managing Director


04:10 pm - 04:30 pmA Critical Analysis of the Most Relevant Battery Technologies for Energy Storage Systems

Francisco Silva

Application Engineer Manager

Moura Group

04:30 pm - 04:50 pmNa-Ion to Gain Acceptance in Certain Applications as Viable Alternative to Li-Ion

Henrique Ribeiro

Principal Analyst - Batteries & Energy Storage

S&P Global Commodity Insights

04:50 pm - 05:10 pmSecond-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries as an Alternative for Energy Storage Systems

Matheus Hohmann


UFSC - Laboratório Fotovoltaica

05:10 pm - 05:30 pmQ&A Session



Markus Vlasits, Newcharge

Managing Director


Marcus Vlasits is co-founder of NewCharge. He is also board member of ABSOLAR and coordinator of its Energy Storage Workgroup. He organizes energy storage events and conferences and is the co-organizer of EES South America in partnership with SolarPromotion. Since 2019: Co-founder and Managing Partner of NewCharge, an engineering and project development company focused on energy storage. 2016-2018: Co-founder and Commercial Director of Faro Energy, an investment firm active in the area of distributed solar generation. 2007-2012: Director and then Vice-President of O-Cells SE (Germany), a leading producer of photovoltaic cells and panels. 2000-2007: Associate and later Associate Principal at McKinsey&Company.


Francisco Silva, Moura Group

Application Engineer Manager


In the electric energy market for 23 years, with experience in large national and international companies, Francisco has had a technical training in Electrotechnics, a degree in Administration and an MBA in Business in the Electric Sector by FGV. He was involved in the development of projects for thermal and hydroelectric power plants, in the conception of projects for basic network substations and solar and wind power plants. As the Application Engineering Manager for Energy Storage Systems at Grupo Moura, he has engaged with the firsts projects in several application, including the firsts hybrid power plant of large off-grid systems in Brasil, integrating thermal and PV power plants with ESS.


Henrique Ribeiro, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Principal Analyst - Batteries & Energy Storage


Henrique Ribeiro is a Principal Analyst - Batteries & Energy Storage at S&P Global Commodity Insights. During this 11 years tenure at S&P, he has also worked in the Battery Metals team and was one of the hosts of the Platts Future Energy Podcast. Henrique holds a Master in Economic Analysis from FGV and a Certificate for professionals in derivatives markets from the B3 exchange's educational arm.


Matheus Hohmann, UFSC - Laboratório Fotovoltaica



Engenheiro Eletricista (UFSC-2022), técnico em eletrotécnica (IFSC-2016). Atualmente faço parte do programa de pós-graduação em engenharia elétrica (PPGEEL) da UFSC na área de sistemas de energia. Estou atualmente integrado ao corpo de pesquisadores do laboratório fotovoltaica-UFSC, com pesquisas nas áreas correlatas a integração arquitetônica de armazenamento de energia, impactos de veículos elétricos a rede e eficiência energética. Além disso, atualmente atuo na análise de projetos em baterias de segunda-vida, levantamento de circuitos equivalentes e caracterização elétrica deste componente.

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