Improving Aluminum Cell Performance and Cell Retrofit with Hands-on HHCellVolt Model Usage

Sunday, February 23, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
San Diego, California
Marc Dupuis, GeniSim Inc., and Alton Tabereaux, Technical Consultant


This course provides a review of the most recent electrolysis cells, detailed demonstration of a cell retrofit from 12.8 kWh/kg to 10 kWh/kg, and a workshop on HHCellVolt usage. Topics to be covered include:

  • A review of the most recent cell technologies developed and a presentation of their KPI.
  • A detailed presentation of a demonstration retrofit study starting from a cell operating at 12.8 kWh/kg and finishing after several important design changes and cell retrofit cycles with a cell operating at 10.0 kWh/kg.
  • A workshop on the usage of HHCellVolt, a software developed to calculate the cell voltage, cell internal heat generation and cell energy consumption, to reproduce the cell design steps presented in the demonstration.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced reduction process engineers and reduction R&D researchers involved in the modeling and development of new cell technology or the retrofit of existing cell technology would benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • Updates on recently developed cell technologies
  • A demonstration of a retrofit study leading to a 10 kWh/kg cell design; the current best result achieved is 11.8 kWh/kg
  • How to use a recently developed modeling tool available to all


Registration Rates

Registering As Advance Registration Rate
(on or before January 17)
Standard Registration Rate
(after January 17)
Member $425 $475
Non-member $475 $525
Student $200 $250

How To Register

Register for this course through the TMS2020 registration form.

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Remember to register for the conference and any short courses by January 17 for the best rates.