Michigan Energy Forum - November 13, 2012

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This presentation is a combination of the presentations give by the following companies; Spider 9, Grid Logic, Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC, Power Electronic & Vehicle Electrifications, Blusine, inmatech, SkySpecs and XG Sciences. The presentations were given at the International Battery Show in Novi, Michigan on November 13th as a part of the Michigan Energy Forum Event Series.

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  • THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH INNOVATION IN CLEAN ENERGY, AND TODAY WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WE CALL CLEAN TECH
  • ALL OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES COME TO US WITH ONE PROMISE…
  • CLEAN…RELIABLE… COST EFFECTIVE….ENERGY…. THE KIND THAT CAN FUEL OUR INDUSTRIES AND OUR LIVES FOR DECADES TO COME, BUT NOT JEOPARDIZE THE FUTURE IN THE PROCESS
  • THE PROBLEM IS THAT WE ARE GETTING ALL THAT WE WERE PROMISED
  • WE HAVE CLEAN ENERGY, BUT THE RELIABILITY AND COST CONTINUE TO ESCAPE OUR REACH. THIS REDUCES THE APPLICATION OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES TO AN ALTURISTIC CAMPAIGN, INSTEAD OF THE PRACTICAL VICTORY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • AN ANALOGY CAN BE MADE TO THE EARLY COMPUTER INDUSTRY. THAT INDUSTRY EVOVLED FROM A BRILLIANT PROMISE AND …
  • COSTLY COMPLICATED TECHNOLOGY THAT FILLED ROOMS AND BUNKERS..
  • TO THIS….SIMPLE, POWERFUL, AFFORDABLE, AND DEPENDABLE
  • AND WHAT WAS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THIS EVOLUTION?
  • IT WAS THE ADVENT OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM. NOT THE HARDWARE, BUT THE SOFTWARE AND CONTROLS THE ENABLED THE HARDWARE
  • THOSE IDEAS AND ACTIONS BROUGHT DOWN THE COSTS OF INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTER INDUSTRY
  • WHILE DRIVING THE RELIABILITY AND OF THE PRODUCTS UP….
  • AND EMPOWERING OUR WORLD TO DO MORE…FASTER…SMARTER…
  • SO….WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR CLEAN ENERGY
  • WHAT IS THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF THIS INDUSTRY?
  • THE ANSWER IS HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND THE ANSWER IS “E”….
  • O…S…E..THE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR ENERGY, FROM NONE OTHER THAN SPIDER9
  • SIMILAR TO A COMPUTERS OPERATING SYSTEM, OSE CONNECTS PREVIOUSLY DISPARATE COMPONENTS AND JOINS THEM…
  • THE SYSTEM IS RUN FROM THE CENTRAL BRAIN UNIT THAT WE CALL THE RIM. THE RIM ACTS INA MANNER SIMILAR TO THE CPU IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM DIRECTING THE INTERACTION OF A SINGLE SYSTEM OR A COLLECTION OF SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT HIGHER ENERGY SYSTEMS.
  • A KEY ELEMENT, IN THE INTERACTION OF OSE IS STORAGE. FOR THIS WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH INDUSTRY LEADER JCI.
  • AND THE LAST VERY CRITICAL COMPONENT IS THE SPIDER-SENSE USER INTERFACE SYSTEM. WITH SPIDER-SENSE, A USER CAN INTERACT WITH ANY ATTRIBUTE OF THE ENERGY SYSTEM AND MONITOR AND REACTIVE TO CHANGES IN PERFORMANCE IN REAL TIME, THROUGH A SECURE, CLOUND ENABLED NETWORK.
  • REMEMBER SIX. SIX CORE CABABILITIES THAT DELIVER, REAL VALUE TO YOUR ENERGY SYSTEM TODAY, AND EVERY DAY HEREAFTER.
  • ONE - OSE HAS THE ABILITY TO DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURE THE ENERGY SYSTEM TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE UNDER CHANGING LOADS AND CONDITIONS. OSE can decrease resistance losses, reduce stress on energy components and power electronics, and increase usable energy by 10 to 25 percent
  • TWO – OSE DYNAMICALLY BALANCE BATTERIES DURING CHARGING, ALLOWING EACH CELL IN THE SYSTE TO BE FULLY CHARGED AND DISCHARGED TO IS NATURAL CAPACITY. THIS INCREASES A SYSTEM’S HARVESTED ENERGY AND LIFE increasing a system’s usable energy by approximately 5 to 10 percent. OSE also eliminates damage to cells caused by inefficient cycling to extend system life, enables systems to operate at higher C rates, and allows systems to operate efficiently even if cells are mismatched due to non-uniform aging, the use of second-life or B-grade cells, or the incorporation of new replacement cells in a mature system.
  • 3 – OSE HAS THE ABILITY TO IMMEDIATELY IDENTIFY AND ISOLATE COMPRMISE OR FAILED COMPOENTS WITHIN AN ENERGY SYSTEM. ONCE THESE COMPONENTS ARE ISOLATED OSE RECONIGURES THE SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE AND INCREASE UP-TIME INT EH SYSTEM. THIS ENABLE EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE, ON-DEMAND MAINTENANCE, DRAMATICALLY REDUCING COST AND EXTENDING SYSTEM LIFE
  • 4 – OSE CAN BE INTEGRATED FOR MULTIPLE COMPONENTS TO DELIVER ONE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SYSTEM THAT CAN BE MANAGED FROM A SINGLE MASTER CONTROLLER. THE TECHNOLOGY IS CHEMISTRY, VENDOR, AND ENVIRONMENTALLY AGNOSTIC AND FURTHER REDUCES COSTS BY ELIMINATING REDUNDANT COMPONENTS.
  • 5 - Integrated into every OSE, Spider9’s OSE service monitors system and component health parameters (temperature, voltage, current, state of charge, etc.) to identify maintenance issues, gauge their severity, and schedule on-demand maintenance before system performance is affected.
  • 6-Spider9’s OSe uses electricity pricing schedules, historical load data, and system information (such as battery state of charge) to determine how to best allocate energy resources to minimize a customer’s electricity costs.
  • As I said we have two founders – myself and Bill Brecht. Bill is a 30 year veteran of the battery industry. He was CTO of Trojan Battery and was also a early leader in the development of bipolar technology back in the 1990’s.
  • SkySpecs is creating flying robots that will collect information from hard to reach places. Instead of sending a human, inspectors equipped with our system will fly sensors to the places they need to get to. Our unmanned aerial vehicles are designed for flexibility and ease of use. Advanced artificial intelligence makes our product usable without UAV expertise. A customizable payload interface allows flexibility for whatever sensor a job demands. Most importantly, we’ve taken UAV safety to a whole new level, with considerations far beyond those currently available in the marketplace.
  • Emily: Picture which reiterates the point that there are a lot of customers/target customers.
  • Emily: Line up box with previous slide
  • Emily: Different vehicle image: such as exploded view (or overhead shot) – give them something new Make bullet points out of skyspecs logo (smaller center dot than current bullet)
  • Even with the best intelligence, cameras, and light weight carbon structures. Everything depends on flight time.
  • Add label about funding and development. Simple lines instead of arrows Mention grant pending?
  • This is where we want to go. We need your help to do this.
  • Logo on here twice looks silly – keep the bottom one. Make thank you big: add call to action such as “Please contact us with any questions” or “visit our website”
  • Michigan Energy Forum - November 13, 2012

    1. 1. Michigan Energy Forum:Advanced Energy Storage November 13th, 2012 © Ann Arbor SPARK
    2. 2. “Advanced Energy Storage”THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
    3. 3. CAPTURING THE PROMISE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
    4. 4. DIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES
    5. 5. ONE PROMISE
    6. 6. CLEANRELIABLECOST EFFECTIVEENERGY
    7. 7. THE PROBLEM
    8. 8. CLEAN TWO PIECES CONTINUE TO ESCAPEENERGY US
    9. 9. AN ANALOGY CANBE MADE TO THECOMPUTERINDUSTRY
    10. 10. AND ITSEVOLUTIONFROM THIS
    11. 11. TOTHIS
    12. 12. WHAT UNLOCKED THE PROMISE?
    13. 13. OS(the operating system)
    14. 14. ULTIMATELYBRING COSTDOWN
    15. 15. AND DRIVING RELIABILITY UP
    16. 16. AND EMPOWERING OUR WORLD.
    17. 17. SO…NOW WHATABOUTENERGY
    18. 18. DIVERSE TECHNOLOGIEWHAT IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKTHE POTENTIAL IN CLEANENERGY?
    19. 19. THE ANSER IS “E”
    20. 20. INTRODUCING THE ENERGY OPERATING SYSTEM
    21. 21. OSE
    22. 22. THE CONTROLS =iMac S9 RIM
    23. 23. STORAGE UNIT =TIME CAPSULE ENERGY VOLT
    24. 24. INTERFACEiPAD meet SPIDER-SENSE
    25. 25. CORE CAPABILITIES
    26. 26. RECONFIGURATION Of the electrical architecture to optimize performance under changing voltage, load and temperature conditions.
    27. 27. BALANCE Ensuring each storage cell is balanced and not compromised by is neighbor on every charge cycle. Yielding more energy and extending life.
    28. 28. ISOLAT EComponents that are compromised areelectrically isolated, avoiding system failure,increasing reliability and lowering maintenancecosts.
    29. 29. INTEGRAT EMany components, onesystem. Our technology ischemistry, vendor andenvironmentally agnostic.
    30. 30. ALERTOSE will isolate the problem automatically, but it willalso notify you of the issue, how its effects thesystem, when and what the corrective action should
    31. 31. PREDICTEnhanced systemperformance through appliedintelligence: weather, paymentrates, forecasted use andsystem state to maximize auser’s return on investment..
    32. 32. O S EDELIVERINGTHE PROMISE OFCLEAN ENERGY
    33. 33. Company Introduction Tim Westman Director, Sales & Marketing
    34. 34. Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Systems
    35. 35. Typical Ceramic Superconductor
    36. 36. Proximity Effect Metal Matrix Induced Superconductivity Superconducting Material CriticalTemperature
    37. 37. Superconducting Nanocomposites
    38. 38. ScNc™ Components vs.Traditional Superconductors
    39. 39. Custom Atmosphere Controlled Material Production
    40. 40. Custom Atmosphere Controlled Cryogenic Milling 42
    41. 41. Custom Atmosphere Controlled Annealing
    42. 42. Custom Atmosphere Controlled Additive Manufacturing
    43. 43. Points of ContactGrid Logic, Incorporated George Caravias, CEO caravias@grid-logic.com Dr. Matthew Holcomb, CTO holcomb@grid-logic.com Tim Westman, Director, Sales westman@grid-logic.com1070 Clark RoadLapeer, MI 48446810-272-5215www.grid-logic.com
    44. 44. Advanced Battery Concepts, LLC Better Batteries, Better World©Jim CroceSr. VP, Strategy and Corp. Developmentjcroce@advancedbatteryconcepts.com 46
    45. 45. Consumers and Companies Have Been Stuck Between Two ExtremesCustomers like leadacid prices & safety… Huge Market Gap:… but not its poor life Requiring Higherand heavy weight Performance at Reasonable Prices Customers like small footprint & $40B+ Existing light weight of Li Ion Global Market and NiMH … … but not its high cost, temperature and safety
    46. 46. Sizeable Worldwide Markets*Worldwide Lead Acid Demand - By Application In millions of $ 2010 2013 2016Starting, Lighting, & Ignition (SLI) $11,666 $14,092 $16,663Motive Power $7,837 $12,787 $17,997Stationary Power & Other $16,707 $16,861 $17,060Total $36,210 $43,740 $51,721 $40,000 * Conservative estimates $35,000 $30,000 - Source assumes optimistic $25,000 penetration of lithium ion** Stationary Power & Other $20,000 Motive Power - Doesn’t include auto EV, $15,000 HEV, PHEV, and start-stop $10,000 $5,000 First ABC Market Segment Targets $0 2010.0 2013.0 2016.0 **Sources: Frost & Sullivan, Freedonia, internal estimates
    47. 47. GreenSeal® Batteries… • 1.5X EnergyAddresses customer • > 3X cycle lifeneeds* • 10X Power • Serves existing high-growthCommercially markets at lower costviable • Leverages depreciated CAPEX of Licensees • 46% less leadEnvironmentally • 40% less GHGfriendly • 100% recyclable * As compared to classic AGM/VRLA Batteries
    48. 48. Go-to-Market Strategy• Partner with existing battery producers License technology & sell proprietary electrodes and related components – Low cost conversion – <$2.0M (<9 month payback) – Increased Gross Margin (23% to > 30%) – Hedge to lead pricing (46% lead reduction) – Path to new markets• Direct battery sales – Emerging (un-served) markets/applications (e.g. grid storage) – Generate revenue (positive GM) – Demonstrate warranty 50
    49. 49. “Sizeable” Advantages- Greater energy density Replaced with 1 GreenSeal® battery! (range)- Simplified assembly- Eliminates battery hold down straps- Reduces wiring & switching- Eliminates battery boxes- Eliminates battery covers- Eliminated nuts & bolts- Lasts longer > 40kg Weight Saving—Without Having to Resort to the High $$$ of Lithium 51
    50. 50. Greater than 3X Cycle Lifeversus Competition 100% Depth-of-Discharge
    51. 51. Validated Commercial Demand• Sales from Amigo• Signed MOU & PO from Crown Battery for joint commercialization/license• Letters of interest from customers – GGT – Electric Truck requesting our 96V U1 battery – Hero – Largest E-scooter producer in India – Jacto – Brazilian conglomerate wants to build capacity in Brazil – CRADA with US Army• Dozens more customers seeking samples and product
    52. 52. Low Cost & Simple ManufacturingFrom decades-long use of …To lower cost/high heavy lead electrodes performance plastic bi-polar electrodes Traditional Battery GreenSeal® Battery SKUs 14 9 Parts per battery 339 56 Manufacturing 23 10 processes Delivering battery performance towards lithium but at lead acid prices!
    53. 53. Strong IP Position• Company owns foundational intellectual property – Key claims on first patent fling accepted by US Patent Office – received “Notice of Allowance” (core GreenSeal® electrode design) – Filed new patents covering RapidSeal® assembly technology, SureFill® filling/venting technology and RibbonWelding™ technology early 2012 – Additional patent filings under way – Other key IP being held as “Trade Secret”
    54. 54. Investable TeamEd Shaffer, CEO & Founder (Board Member) – 20 Years of experience in advanced materials; 7 in batteries – Senior R&D and Business Development management roles – Ph.D. MIT Materials Science, 1995Jerry Mullis, COO – 27 Years of senior manufacturing experience in the lead acid industry – Built and operated world-scale plants – Shanghai, France, Kansas, Saudi Arabia, Korea, GeorgiaJim Croce, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development – 27 years energy veteran – Executive in Fortune 500 & early stage tech companies – Former CEO, NextEnergy and NIREC – Public board member and venture advisorJerold Zwas, Founder (Board Advisor) – 15 Years of experience in investment banking entrepreneurial ventures. – Worked with many early-stage growth companies as acting CFO and in other C level positions. – MBA Ross School of Business, Corporate Strategy and FinanceDonald Hobday, VP of Business Development – 29 Years experience in automotive engineering, sales, project management and operations roles including 3 years bi-polar lead acid battery experience. – GM & Director of Operations – 3 Chinese JV manufacturing facilitiesMark Minbiole, CFO – 35 years finance experience in public and corporate accounting, corporate 56
    55. 55. Attractive Financials 57
    56. 56. Current B Round Offering: Series A PreferredOffering:Offering $6,000,000 is Series A Preferred Units,comprised of an initial tranche of $2,000,000 and afuture tranche of $4,000,000Closing :Company will close the first investment tranche uponreceiving $2,000,000 in firm commitments
    57. 57. Conclusions First commercially viable bi-polar lead acid battery Bridges performance gap between lead acid and lithium Low cost materials and processing Protectable IP – “platform” technology extendable to novel/emerging chemistries Capital efficient development & licensing paths Key customer/partner interest aimed at huge unmet market needs Strong founding team Near-term exit (sale) options, among dozens of existing battery OEM’s
    58. 58. Thank You! Jim Croce Senior VP, Strategy and Corporate. Development jcroce@advancedbatteryconcepts.com
    59. 59. Power Electronic & Vehicle Electrifications Kevin (Hua) Bai, Ph.D Assistant Professor, ECE Director of Advanced Power Electronics Lab Kettering University 1700 W University Ave Flint, MI 48504 USA email: hbai@kettering.edu Tel: (810) 288-8273
    60. 60. Outline• Introduction of the Advanced Power Electronics Lab (APEL);• Projects Demo and Research Activities;• Future Research Interests and Opportunities.
    61. 61. APEL ResearchIn EV/HEV/PHEVs, connections between different components,e.g., high-voltage battery, motor, generator, lead-acid battery,needs be realized through power electronics way.
    62. 62. Sponsored Research1. Electrified Automobile System for US College Students;2. Design of the Control System for a 160kW Inverter;3. Development of A 110kW Traction Inverter for Electric Vehicles;4. 12V/1kW Motor Drive System for TRUE Clean Air Burner Supply;5. 400V12V 2.5kW Auxiliary Power Module (97% efficiency);6. 11kW 97%-efficiency Three-Phase PFC Controller;7. 10kW 97%-efficiency Electric Charger;8. Impact of the Charging Algorithms on the Battery.
    63. 63. Non-sponsored Research1. Level 1 Wireless Charging System for PHEV/EV;2. Silicon Carbide JFET/MOSFET based Power Electronics Converter;3. Extended Kalman Filter based Battery SOC On-line Estimation;4. Smart Grid system for future community driving EV/PHEVs.
    64. 64. APEL Team• Research Staffs: – 1 postdoctoral fellow: Wei Guo – 1 research scientist: Allan Taylor – 3 graduate assistants: Gyula Szatmari-Voicu, Chenguang Jiang, Chen Duan – 3 research scholars: Abdrahamane Traoré, Gyula Szatmari-Voicu, Fei Yang – 6 campus co-ops: Mori Yatsui, Nick Cramer, Xi Zheng, Nelson Wang, Chris Mitchell, Yu Ning – 1 visiting scholar: Yang Yang• Campus Awards: Mori Yatsui, Outstanding Thesis & Presidential Gold Medal.• Independent Study: 3
    65. 65. APEL Team Kevin (Hua) Bai Allan Taylor Wei Guo Gyula Szatmari-Voicu APEL Lab Director Research Scientist Postdoctoral fellow Graduate Student Chen Duan Chenguang Jiang Fei Yang Graduate Student Graduate Student Research AssistantAbdrahamane Traoré Christopher Mitchell Nelson Wang Yang Yang Mori YatsuiResearch Scholar Research Assistant Research Assistant Visiting Scholar Research Assistant
    66. 66. Projects Demo (1)Challenges Intellectual Solutions & Benefits for students1. High power at high voltage  Advanced gate-drive-circuit design; (10kW@380V);2. High efficiency for bidirectional (~95%);  CoolMOS/IGBT with dual-phase-shift control;3. Low cost and high system integration.Hua Bai and Mi C, “Eliminate Reactive Power and Increase System Efficiency of Isolated Bidirectional Dual-Active-Bridge DC–DC Converters Using Novel Dual-Phase-Shift Control”, IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics,vol. 23, no. 6, 2008, pp. 2905 – 2914.
    67. 67. Projects Demo (2)A Three-phase 11kW97%-efficiency PFC Comparison of Traditional hard switching and Symmetric DPWM Experimental waveforms ( 10-19-2011) Vin=220VAC, VDC=400V, 10kW
    68. 68. Projects Demo (3)Vin=400V, Vo=200~450V;P=10kW, fs=90kHz~150kHz (fstart= 250kHz);CoolMOS;FRR Diodes;Planar Transformer vs regular transformer
    69. 69. Projects Demo (3) 0.4% efficiency off due to underdesigned Transformer (97% as required) ~3% efficiency gain (92% as required)Magna Ecar and Kettering, “A 10kW 97% efficiency LLC Resonant DC-DC Converter with Wide Range ofOutput Voltage for the Battery Chargers in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles" ”, ITEC 2012, accepted.
    70. 70. Projects Demo (4)2.5kW 93%-efficiency DC /DC Electric Alternator for EV
    71. 71. Projects Demo (5)2010~, in Kettering as Assistant Prof (PI) 12V/1kW BLDC Motor Drive System for Diesel Engine 55~110kW DC/AC Inverter for EV
    72. 72. Projects Demo (6) Actual SOC vs Predicted SOC Man-Machine InterfaceKevin Bai, Mori Yatsui, “Impact of Lithium-ion Battery Performance on the System-level SOA of the FastElectric Charger”, published in VPPC’11.
    73. 73. Projects Demo (6) Charging curves of different chargers in long termPrincipal Investigator: Kevin Bai. For PDI, finished by 09/30/2011.
    74. 74. Project (7)Challenges Intellectual Solutions & Benefits1. High safety;  design of the coil;3. High efficiency;  soft switching and reactive power compensation;4. High Effectiveness;  resonant techniques;
    75. 75. Project (7) 90 100mm 85 110mm Overall Efficiency(%) 120mm 130mm 140mm 150mm 80 75 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 Winding Slide(mm)Experimental Efficiency at different battery voltage (1.5kW) Experimental Efficiency @(1.3kW, 200V)
    76. 76. Future Research Opportunities1) Exchanging APEL research interests on technology level and reach the final productivity: >96%-efficiency Level 1~3 Battery Charger 3.3~6.6kW Wireless Charging System All-SiC based Charger/Inverter System 20~110kW Electric Power Train for EV/PHEV 20~110kW Boost Converter for EV/PHEV >98%-efficiency photovoltaic inverter design Multisource System in EV/HEV/PHEV High-performance Battery Equalizer EKF based Battery SOC Estimation
    77. 77. Future Research Opportunities2) Identifying evolutionary and revolutionary technologies and system concepts in vehicle electrification and renewable energy and working together with companies to create proposals for DOE/Army. Solar/Wind energy based grid-tied smart charging station; Effective System Integration; Short-distance wireless charging devices for GPS, cell phone. etc. ……
    78. 78. Thank you!Questions?
    79. 79. Michigan Energy Forum The Battery Show November 13, 2012
    80. 80. Background• Founded 2012• University of Michigan Technology – Invented by Ann Marie Sastry & Jim Beyer• Team Expertise – 30+ years technical – 50 years Tier 1 supply
    81. 81. Technology Ecosystem - Modular - Adaptive - Efficient - Flexible Electric Power Ultra- Power Battery Motor Control Capacitors Control Pack Electronics ElectronicsDifferentiators- Battery Agnostic- Avoids Technology Trade-off- Combines mature tech Source: http://www.mpoweruk.com/alternatives.htm#ragone 84
    82. 82. Global Hybrid and Electric Vehicle 2012 – 2017 Snapshot TAM 592m units Total Addressable Market (592m units) SAM –Global Passenger/Light Truck (553m) 104m units –Global MCV/HCV/Bus (39m) Served Addressable Market: (104m units ) TM –North America Passenger/Light Truck (99m) 398k units –North America MCV/HCV/Bus (5m) Target Market (398k units @ $20b) –US Medium Commercial Vehicle – Deliver & Service –FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, HEB, etc. and IHS Automotive) (Source: Frost & Sullivan
    83. 83. Industry Challenge 4. 3 2 54.5
    84. 84. Development Statusefficiency t
    85. 85. Sales & Finance Licensing Investment • Grants Distribution • Founders • Investors $
    86. 86. Leadership Chuck Pestow – Founder/CEO Chuck Pestow has over 20 years of Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Sales experience at global companies such as TRW, Weyerhaeuser, and Dell. From June 2010 through March 2012 he held the position of Director, Global Operations at KLD Energy. Chuck earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University, his MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas, and currently holds 4 U.S. Patents in product design and manufacturing process. Dr. Julian Partridge - Engineering Dr. Partridge has over 20 years experience introducing advanced technology products at start-up ventures, Fortune 500 corporations, and contract manufacturers. Most recently he was Vice President of Technology Integration at KLD Energy, an innovator in electric propulsion and battery systems. His prior experience spans various start-ups working on high-reliability electrical systems after starting his career in the IBM Research and Motorola. He has 27 patents covering advanced materials, high performance electronic packages, and is a licensed PE. His doctorate in Materials Engineering was earned at UConn. Burrjed Stafford – Finance & Business Strategy BurrJed Stafford has over 15 years of financial experience specific to capital markets where he focused on company strategy and technology development.  He has extensive experience working with start ups and most recently established a technology firm to design and deploy automated trading strategies in the financial markets.  BurrJed earned his BS in Agricultural & Applied Economics from Texas Tech University and a MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas-Austin.
    87. 87. chuck@blusine.com @HybridExperts
    88. 88. Next Generation Supercapacitors for Superior Power ManagementMichigan Energy Forum | November 13, 2012 | The Battery Show # B857
    89. 89. Challenges in Performance PowerBattery,Fuel cell, ... EnergyBattery &Supercap(Hybrid Energy Storage) Range / Run Time
    90. 90. Hybrid Energy Storage (HES) Vehicle Speed • Drive Cycle: 100 miles; 2.5 h • Light duty hybrid truck Battery (7 kWh) + Battery-alone (22 kWh) Supercap (0.75 kWh) Battery Current Battery Current Battery Voltage Battery Voltage• Supercapacitor (750 Wh) can handle peak power loads and can reduce battery by 70% at identical range
    91. 91. Value Proposition for HES 100% 80% 60% 40% • 7 kWh Battery 20% • 0.75 kWh 0% Commercial -20% ($10/Wh; 5Wh/kg) Baseline: 22 kWh -40%• 150Wh/kg -60% -80% Weight Volume Cost • 7 kWh Battery• $400/kWh -100% • 0.75 kWh Inmatech ($2/Wh; 15Wh/kg) • Reduces energy storage cost by 60% and footprint by 40% • Excellent cold weather performance (cold crank) • Enhances battery life from less frequent cycling • Additional cost savings from reduced cooling system
    92. 92. Technical Enablers CV 2 E= 2• Low-cost, high-performance materials High Surface Area Nitride Carbide • US 5,680,292 and Boride Electrodes and Methods of Fabrication Thereof Nano-porosity • US 5,837,630 High Surface Area Mesoporous Desigel materials and Methods for Their Fabrication V- (-) (+) electrode RP electrode• •Unique asymmetric design US 61/392,311; PCT/US11/56007 High ˆ mass+ C− ∆V− = Performance Transition Metal Carbide, Nitride ˆ mass− C+ ∆V+ and Boride based Asymmetric Supercapacitors ∆ V- ∆ V+ V+RP• Safe, cheap aqueous electrolytes
    93. 93. Technical Feasibility * Burke, ISEE’Cap09 (2009)• Demonstrated pouch cell devices with >6 Wh/kg & >23 Wh/L• Achieved ~2.5 F/cm2
    94. 94. Team and PartnersDr. Saemin Choi – Co-founder & CTO Product development Option for excl. license Automotive experienceProf. Levi Thompson – Co-founder 1 start-up to M&A and IPO (T/J Technologies)Early investor - 10 patents (3 options to license) Europe’s largest R&DDr. Stefan Heinemann – Co-founder organization 2 successful start-ups, focus commercialization 49 patents (3 licenses, 2 options)Dr. Paul Rasmussen – Director Research 120+ patents/papers in chemistry and macromolecular science and engineering
    95. 95. Status• Prototype with 2 Wh/kg and 4 Wh/L• MI based suppliers for active materials• Federal programs secured to optimize performance and deliver prototypes Next Steps• Product engineering (e.g. Improve packaging efficiency)• Scale-up processes• Demonstration project
    96. 96. Ann Arbor, MIwww.skyspecs.com
    97. 97. Infrastructure is inspectedregularly to verify that it is safe and operational
    98. 98. Current methods requireexpensive and time-consumingmeasures to keep workers safe.
    99. 99. SolutionFlying robots that collect information from hardto reach placesSafe and easily operated UAVs with flexiblepayloads to accommodate most non-contactinspection tasks.
    100. 100. Visual and Non-ContactSafely and efficientlyperform the most commontype of inspection. Close-up Repair Value Proposition We’re reducing: Time to prepare Drastic savings for Danger to people our clients Heavy machinery
    101. 101. Customers Departments of Transportation Marshal and regulate public infrastructure inspections Top DownBottom Up Private Inspection Companies Hired by state agencies Private infrastructure inspections
    102. 102. Customers“This new technology will save not only moneybut will take workers out of harm’s way duringmany inspection processes, and reduce delay to the public during the inspection of public infrastructure.” -- Mike Trout, Executive Administrator, Office of Aeronautics, MDOT.
    103. 103. Business ModelService – Data collection and rental Faster to market Lower barriersSales – Vehicle, Peripherals Modular design enables upgrades and adaptation
    104. 104. Market Outlook Market Growth GrowthInspection Application Size Rate AmtBridges $700M 2.1% $14.7MWaterways $200M 2.1% $4.2MWind Turbines $100M 15.5% $15.5MTotal Addressable $1B $34.4M
    105. 105. AdvantageSkySpecs’ UAVs are designed for better, more reliable closeproximity flight: a keystone requirement for inspection Competitors
    106. 106. Mass Distribution payload 1000 1500 Grams airframe Grams 2440 Grams battery Estimated Flight Time - 36 min
    107. 107. New System payload 1000 1500 Grams Grams airframeFlight Time60 min 2590 Grams battery Li-S vs. Li- Po UAV Innovation is in Battery Technology 336 vs. 182 Wh/kg
    108. 108. LeadershipAlumni of the University of MichiganIndustry Experience - Boeing, Northrop Grumman, ParkerSuccessful startup tenures in EDA and solar tech
    109. 109. ExperienceFounded, led robotics group to successful prototype Landachieving 1st place on international scale. Explor Takeoff Enter Return Land e
    110. 110. Service Product In progress Prototype Release ReleaseProduct Nov May Jun Sep Sep … … … 2012 2013 2013 2013 2014Funding Pre Seed Seed Milestones Motivated MDOT RFP released Q4 2012 Inspection-ready prototype Q2 2013 Service debut scheduled for Q4 2013
    111. 111. What If We CouldInspect This Entire Bridge In One Go?
    112. 112. Thank youPlease email us with any questions: info@skyspecs.com And check out our website: www.skyspecs.com
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    116. 116. • Click of Carbon-based Materialstext styles History to edit Master Industry –Second level21 st Century Discovery of Graphene leads to 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics – Third level20 Late th Century Carbon Nanotubes hailed • Fourth level Mid 20 Century th potential realized across industries. –Fifth level Early 20 Century Carbon th Black boom begins. 1900 2000
    117. 117. Next Michigan Energy Forum: Future Fuels for Electricity Generation in Michigan December 6th, 2012 © Ann Arbor SPARK

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