Transfer accelerator for sustainable battery cell production

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Fraunhofer ISI, Fraunhofer FFB, Kompetenznetzwerk Lithium-Ionen-Batterien (KLiB) and VDMA are supporting the SynBatt research projects for intelligently networked, sustainable large-scale battery cell production as part of the "BETSY" funding initiative.

Frankfurt: The establishment of economical and sustainable battery cell production represents a key milestone on the way to establishing Germany as a leading market and leading provider for electromobility. Knowledge transfer between research and industry is of crucial importance for this.

SynBatt funding initiative

This is where the funding initiative “Increasing efficiency and utilising synergy effects in battery cell production for electromobility (SynBatt)” comes in, which aims to make a significant contribution to the successful and sustainable transformation of the German automotive industry to electromobility. Technologies from the mechanical and plant engineering sector are at the centre of the project. The topics and funding priorities are intelligently networked battery cell production as well as technologies for an energy and material-efficient battery life cycle and closed substance and material cycles.

BETSY: transfer accelerator and central contact point

For the accompanying measure to SynBatt, which started on 1 June 2023, the project partners Fraunhofer ISI, Fraunhofer Research Fab Battery Cell FFB, Competence Network Lithium-Ion Batteries (KLiB) and VDMA Battery Production have joined forces. The aim of the joint project The aim of “BETSY” is to act as a driving force and networking platform for joint research and science projects and to organise the transfer of results to industry. In addition, “BETSY” sees itself as a dialogue manager for the players involved, providing information on relevant industry data and political framework conditions.

Another component of “BETSY” activities is the provision of advice on current topics relating to sustainable, intelligently networked production, the interface standard OPC-UA and knowledge transfer in battery production. Surveys on the key performance indicators (KPI) of battery cell production are conducted for this purpose.

As part of the accompanying measure, an overview of the state of the art along the battery value chain will also be compiled. The focus is on the KPIs relevant to the joint projects. These are intended to provide the participating industrial sectors with information on success factors in battery production.

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