Europe’s leadership position in sustainable battery production will be secured via new sustainable and cost-efficient lithium-ion battery cell production. This is the goal of the EU-funded BatWoMan project, paving the way towards carbon-neutral cell production. The project’s efforts will focus on energy efficient and no volatile organic compounds processed electrodes, with slurries of high dry mass content. It will also establish an innovative dry room reducing concept with improved electrolyte filling. Low-cost and energy-efficient cell conditioning, namely wetting, formation and ageing, is also on the project’s agenda. An innovative platform based on AI will support these technological improvements. The overall goal of the project is to reduce by more than half the cell production cost and energy consumption.
Dr. Katja Fröhlich
Senior Research Engineer
Austrian Institute of Technology
Giefinggasse 2, 1210 Vienna
BatWoMan develops new sustainable and cost-efficient Li-ion battery cell production concepts, paving the way towards carbon neutral cell production within the European Union.Three main Technological Efforts will be supported digitally via creating an AI-driven, innovative platform for smart re-tooling, constantly monitoring the sustainability and efficiency of the proposed individual production steps and developing a battery data space providing relevant cell background data. This way, BatWoMan will lead to estimated cell production cost reduction of 63.5% and cell production energy consumption reduction by 52.6% and therefore enable a European leadership position in sustainable battery production.