Interview with IRIZAR

“Our efforts in this project are directed towards ensuring and providing the consortium end-user specifications and real-use conditions required to perform the experimental tests campaign to validate the simulations” – Interview with IRIZARQ: What is the main role of your entity in DEFACTO?A: IRIZAR e-mobility is a company focused on offering electromobility solutions for urban environments, mainly 100 % electric buses.  As a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission electric buses, Irizar e-mobility is currently actively involved...

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DEFACTO INTERVIEW WITH UPM

DEFACTO project is fully aligned with the so-called Industry 4.0 effort through the development of digital twins for the Li-ion cell industry – Interview with UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

Fernando Varas, from UPM (Polytechnic University of Madrid), speaks in this interview about their main role in the DEFACTO Project, their expectations and the work they will carry out.Q: What is the main role of your entity in DEFACTO?A: As stated in the presentation, the main goal of the DEFACTO project is the development of multiphysics and multiscale models able to provide an in-depth understanding of cell materials, cell manufacturing processes and cell performance. Models developed by the different partners in this project...

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DEFACTO at the ARTISTIC Webinar Series

On the occasion of the 2nd International Battery Manufacturing Days, the DEFACTO project was one of the initiatives presented within the context of the ARTISTIC Webinar Series dealing with battery manufacturing modeling and characterization, which was held from 21 to 25 June 2021.         The conference revolved around the links between the battery manufacturing process and electrode properties, encompassing both (physical and machine learning) modeling and experimental approaches. The session combined talks given by the ARTISTIC project team members and invited lectures given by recognized battery scientists from Europe...

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DEFACTO at InterPore2021

Dr Martin Lautenschlaeger, from the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center (​Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt -DLR), has presented some of the battery systems simulation work, based on the Lattice Boltzmann method, that he carried out in the framework of the DEFACTO Project at the InterPore2021 event on June 1, 2021.The event was held online and structured in several mini-symposia oral presentations revolving around electrochemical processes in porous media. There, Dr. Martin Lautenschlaeger showcased the Lattice Boltzmann simulations as...

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Digital approach in battery development workshop

The DEFACTO Project hosted the “Online Joint Workshop: Digital approach in Battery development” on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, at 13:30 (CET).This event, organized by CIDETEC in collaboration with other LC-BAT-5, LC-BAT-6 and LC-BAT-7 projects, gathered a wide range of experts to discuss different approaches to implement digitalization for battery development, and it counted with over 170 attendees.The participating projects were 3Believe, COBRA, DEFACTO, HYDRA, LiPLANET, MODALIS2, and SeNSE. The workshop also counted on the presence of  BATTERY 2030+, an initiative promoting long-term research in the battery field that is comprised by seven more projects.The session aimed...

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By ensuring that the market standards are applied, we guarantee the quality of the work developed by the DEFACTO project, which will generate confidence in future customers. – Interview with UNE

José Antonio Jiménez Caballero from UNE – the Spanish Association for Standardisation speaks on this interview about their main role in the DEFACTO project, their expectations and the work they will carry out to analyse the standardization landscape and applicable standards to be adopted by the DEFACTO Project.Q: What is the main role of UNE in DEFACTO?A: First of all, our role as a Standards Body, is to ensure that the consortium developing the project knows and has at its disposal the...

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DEFACTO to hold joint online workshop on digital approach in battery development

• The session will count with the participation of seven EU-funded projects working on next-generation batteries for EV from manufacturing to design, and control perspective: 3BeLiEVe, COBRA, DEFACTO, HYDRA, LiPLANET, MODALIS2 and SeNSE.• Professor Kristina Edström will present the European large-scale research initiative Battery 2030+ to inventing the green batteries of the future.• The topic of “How to accelerate and make cell design more reliable while obtaining...

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DEFACTO at the International Advanced Battery Conference

The DEFACTO Project coordinators CIDETEC and our partners from Madrid’s Polytechnic University (Univesidad Politécnica de Madrid) are attending the online International Advanced Battery Conference, taking place from 27 to 29 April 2021, where they will present a scientific poster about model-based characterization for silicon-carbon blended electrodes for the design of better performing lithium-ion batteries.As part of the Battery Systems thematic block, they will present a novel methodology to identify relevant transport parameters for each component of the electrode, which is accomplished by using specific test protocols adapted to the proprietary silicon-carbon...

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“DEFACTO (…) will accelerate cell development and boost the market uptake of next generation of batteries, positioning Europe as the leader of this sector.” – Interview with CIDETEC Energy Storage.

Elixabete Ayerbe, from CIDETEC Energy Storage, speaks on this interview about their main role in the DEFACTO Project, their expectations and the work they will carry out as project coordinators.Q: What is DEFACTO? What is the goal of the project?A: DEFACTO stands for Battery DEsign and manuFACTuring Optimization through multiphysic modelling and it is a project funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon2020 program. This project aims to understand the battery cell from multiscale and multiphysic perspectives.  Precisely the cell behaviour will...

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DEFACTO will (…) will allow the battery market in Europe to grow and strengthen – Interview with Leclanché SA

The R&D department of Leclanché SA speaks on this interview about their main role in the DEFACTO Project, the challenges they expect to face and the main advancement that the project will bring.Q: What is the role of Leclanché in the project?A: Leclanché is leading the work package related Cell prototyping, validation, and improvement. The main objectives of this task are to provide essential parameters for the simulation and optimization tools that will be developed by other consortium...

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