Appendix B Committee Meetings and Other Activities

First Committee Meeting, October 19–21, 1997 Washington, D.C.

The following presentations were made to the committee:

Sponsor expectations for the study

Pandit Patil, Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies (OAAT), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Introduction to the USABC

Norm Thorpe, USABC/General Motors

Establishment of technical goals and objectives for battery development

Bob Davis, USABC/Chrysler

Processes used by USABC to solicit proposals, choose contractors, and make awards

Marlyn Stroven, USABC/Ford

Measurement and evaluation of contractor performance by USABC

Jim Pass, USABC/General Motors

In-depth review of a nickel-metal hydride battery contract

Bruce Rauhe, USABC/Electric Power Research Institute



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--> Appendix B Committee Meetings and Other Activities First Committee Meeting, October 19–21, 1997 Washington, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee: Sponsor expectations for the study Pandit Patil, Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies (OAAT), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Introduction to the USABC Norm Thorpe, USABC/General Motors Establishment of technical goals and objectives for battery development Bob Davis, USABC/Chrysler Processes used by USABC to solicit proposals, choose contractors, and make awards Marlyn Stroven, USABC/Ford Measurement and evaluation of contractor performance by USABC Jim Pass, USABC/General Motors In-depth review of a nickel-metal hydride battery contract Bruce Rauhe, USABC/Electric Power Research Institute

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--> Summary of major Phase I contracts Jim Pass, USABC/General Motors Marlyn Stroven, USABC/Ford USABC plans and activities for Phase II Marlyn Stroven, USABC/Ford General Accounting Office (GAO) assessment of USABC activities Susan Kladiva, GAO Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) Pat Moseley, ALABC Second Committee Meeting, December 10–12, 1997 Washington, D.C. The following presentations were made to the committee: Sematech: An alternative model for a government-industry R&D consortium Chris Daverse, Sematech Lithium battery technologies Brijesh Vyas, committee member Development of lithium-polymer batteries under contract to USABC Chuck Donnelly, 3M Claude Létourneau, Argo-Tech Productions, Inc. DOE role in USABC management and battery technology selection Ken Heitner, OAAT, DOE Site Visit to 3M, January 14, 1998 Minneapolis, Minnesota A representative of the committee visited 3M to see lithium-polymer battery hardware developed by 3M and Hydro-Québec under the USABC program.