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Data Center World 2023

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

Data Center World: Batteries– the Achilles Heel of Your ESG / RE Strategy

Jack Pouchet  (VP Sales and Marketing, Natron Energy)

Location: Room 5ABC

Date: Tuesday, May 9

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Pass Type: Industry Conference, Standard, AFCOM Vendor Member, All Access- Omdia, All Access- Workshop

Track: Sustainability & Mission Critical Facilities Management

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Join us as we take a look at the implications of your current battery systems, those on the near horizon, and how they help or more likely hurt your ESG and renewable energy strategies. Fear not; there is hope on the horizon. We will examine some new and some refreshed energy storage ideas. We will take a deep dive into the new world of sodium-ion batteries (Prussian-Blue, Green, White, Ceramic, and the all-elusive Carbon Black) with chemistries ranging from near supercapacitor performance to multi-hour, grid-connected power plants, and just about everything else in between. (Well, maybe not EVs.)

Discussion will include basic chemistry, performance characteristics, fire/life safety considerations, supply chain and scalability, current availability and forecast, and how sodium-ion compares with lead, lithium, and other chemistries. There will be an open Q&A session.

No electrons will be harmed during the presentation, although we may fire off a few neurons in the process.


  • Your ESG program is likely in jeopardy
  • Your supply chain is at risk (no kidding)
  • There are even more alternatives to Alternative / Renewable Energy
  • Batteries are moving from being your weakest link and biggest environmental nightmare to the stiffest, most reliable and available power source imagined
  • But they still can't fly or leap over a tall building in a single bound!