An EU Horizon Project on Sustainable Battery Manufacturing
Project Coordination
Portrait photo Katja Fröhlich

Dr. Katja Fröhlich

AIT | Austrian Institute of Technology

WP1 Coordinator

Work Package 1 – Project Coordination

Lead Beneficiary: AIT | Austrian Institute of Technology

Mission: Project Coordination, Project Management, Chair of General Assembly


– Ensuring timely execution of tasks

– Management and monitoring of Project resources

– Quality control

– Internal communication within Project-consortium and with the European Union

Sustainability & Digitalisation

Work Package 2 – Sustainability & Digitalisation

Lead Beneficiary: RISE | Research Institutes of Sweden

Mission: Sustainability and digitalization


Mapping sustainable sources of Raw materials 

– Increasing awareness and knowledge about sustainability work throughout the project

– Recycling of production scrap and end-of-life battery cells

– Creation of Battery data space which meets upcoming passport regulations

– Conducting full ISO-Compliant LCA

Portrait photo Mats Zackrisson

Dr. Mats Zackrisson

RISE | Research Institutes of Sweden

WP2 Coordinator

Process Optimisation & Modelling

Prof. Dr. Harry Hoster

University of Duisburg-Essen

WP3 Coordinator

Work Package 3 – Process Optimisation & Modelling

Lead Beneficiary: University of Duisburg-Essen

Mission: Development of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) based processes for efficient manufacturing adaptation


– Developing comprehensive modelling for 3D structuring of electrodes

– Optimization of drying and wetting steps

– Achieving “Smart re-tooling” through ML based navigation in manufacturing parameter space

– Pairing machine learning with electrochemistry to optimize the formation protocol

– Experimentally validating fluid dynamics modeling to optimize 3-D patterning of electrodes and separator

– Considering trade-offs between efficient manufacturing, cell performance/durability, and environmental/societal impact in cell design/manufacturing nexus

Solvent-reduced Electrode Processing

Work Package 4 – Solvent-reduced Electrode Processing

Lead Beneficiary: CIDETEC

Mission: The focus of WP4 is the production of Li-ion battery electrodes using sustainable manufacturing techniques with reduced energy consumption, low carbon footprint and no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).


– Developing environmentally friendly water-based slurry preparation and coating process

– Reducing solvent quantity while maintaining mechanical integrity and electrochemical performances at high loadings for EV(Electric Vehicles) applications

– Implementing novel one-step calendering-drying process, thereby reducing drying time, emissions and production costs

– Laser structuring of current collectors and electrodes, thereby reducing electrode quantity and improving adhesive strength

– Managing potential market entry of sustainable water-based, solvent-reduced, and high-loaded electrode processing at GWh scale after project completion.

Portrait photo Iratxe de Meatza

Dr. Iratxe de Meatza


WP4 Coordinator

Eco-friendly Cell Assembly
Portrait photo von Bernd Eschelmüller

Bernd Eschelmüller

AIT | Austrian Institute of Technology

WP5 Coordinator

Work Package 5 – Eco-friendly Cell Assembly

Lead Beneficiary: AIT | Austrian Institute of Technology

Mission: Development of innovative, sustainable, and cost-efficient cell assembly processes with minimized dry room requirements


– Implementing 3D patterned electrodes and separator to improve wettability, increase lifetime, and enhance high current capability

– Developing a new concept of stack drying and filling using energy-efficient drying technologies

– Implementing optimized protocol for cell formation and aging

– Comparing electrochemical results with conventionally manufactured cells


Work Package 6 – Industrialization

Lead Beneficiary: SOVEMA

Mission: Evaluation and drafting of benefits from new environmentally sustainable cell manufacturing technologies developed within the BatWoMan project, from an industrial perspective


– Reduction of dry room requirements by investigating cell assembly processes outside dry rooms

– Estimating and analysing manufacturing cost and energy demand of cell finishing process

– Developing up-scale manufacturable processing of battery cells with proposed eco friendly technology, paving the way to industrialization

Susanna Beltrame


WP6 Coordinator

Dissemination and Communication

Dr. Wilhelm Pfleging

KIT | Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

WP7 Coordinator

Work Package 7 – Dissemination and Communication

Lead Beneficiary: KIT | Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Mission: Disseminating project results to the scientific community, communicating them to the general public, establishing a framework for effective exploitation of results during and after the project, including IPR management and valorization


– Informing the wider public about progresses in battery cell manufacturing and associated business opportunities

– Addressing batteries’ sustainability and environmental impacts in public debates and political discussions

– Raising public interest and awareness about the consortium’s progress and achievements.

– Educating companies, including those not yet involved in the battery manufacturing supply chain, about potential opportunities

Surface and Intrinsic Electrode Microstructure Analysis

Work Package 8 – Surface and Intrinsic Electrode Microstructure Analysis

Lead Beneficiary: CERTH | Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Mission: Analyze electrode microstructures to improve performance and sustainability


– Porosity of fresh and aged electrodes

– Electrode microstructure analysis

– CEI and SEI characterization

– Stack drying mechanisms

– Dissemination

Dr. Georgia Kastrinaki

CERTH | Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

WP8 Coordinator