DEFACTO AT THE TRANSPORT RESEARCH ARENA (TRA) CONFERENCE

From November 14-17, our project coordinator María Yañez from CIDETEC attended Europe's largest mobility and transport research and technology conference.This year, the TRA conference was celebrated in Lisbon, Portugal. There, national and international experts were brought together to discuss the present and future of mobility. The conference’s main topics revolved around green mobility and decarbonization; innovative infrastructures for Europe in 2030; policies and economics for a competitive Europe.On behalf of the DEFACTO consortium, Maria presented the initiative in the context...

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DEFACTO PARTICIPATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL BATTERY PRODUCTION CONFERENCE

On November 7-9, our colleagues from CIDETEC and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) attended the International Battery Production Conference in Germany.There, Clara Ganuza, energy storage researcher at CIDETEC showcased the initiative in the framework of Bridging battery performance ageing and electrode calendering parameters through model-based estimation of tortuosity.Additionally, Benjamin Kellers gave a talk about optimization of battery microstructures and their electrolyte filling process using pore-scale simulations where he explained a simulation based on a workflow that couples a multi-phase flow...

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DLR AWARDED WITH THE GOLDEN SPIKE

Every year, representatives of the national research community who use the high-performance computing resources of the high-performance computing center in Stuttgart (HLRS) meet in Stuttgart-Vaihingen for the annual HLRS Results and Review Workshop.On October 4-5, 2022, the participants presented and discussed their research projects from the past 12 months. In this context, DLR was awarded there with the Golden Spike for outstanding achievements in research and excellent usage of computing resources in the framework of Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow,...

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THE DEFACTO PROJECT IN THE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CONGRESS

On September 27-29, our partners from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Benjamin Kellers and Martin Lautenschlaeger attended the Materials Science and Engineering Congress (MSE 2022) in Germany.During these days, Benjamin and Martin had the opportunity to present the DEFACTO project in a set of different talks and sessions. On the one hand, Martin gave a presentation about the microstructure-resolved battery simulation using the Lattice Boltzmann method. On the other hand, Benjamin’s talk was revolving around the modelling two-phase flow in...

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DEFACTO ATTENDS THE WORLD CONGRESS ON PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY

On September 18-22, our colleague Silas Wolf, researcher at the Technical University of Braunschweig attended the World Congress on Particle Technology held in Madrid, Spain.There, Silas introduced the overview of the DEFACTO project as well as the methodology, concept and impact during a presentation revolving around the simulation of suspension drying via CFD-DEM coupling.The World Congress on Particle Technology is celebrated every four years with the aim of bringing together the technology community and sharing the latest insights and applications...

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Defacto at the Battery Innovation Days 2022

From September 13 to September 14 2022, the DEFACTO project had the opportunity to participate in the Battery Innovation Days (BID2022) where Maria Yáñez, Project Manager at CIDETEC represented the consortium.One more year, the initiative had a virtual booth designed by Pablo Morales, Communications Manager at Sustainable Innovations where the main information and project outcomes were integrated:The aim of BID2022 was to build a meeting point for some of the industry’s experts across Europe to provide an overview of the...

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DEFACTO ATTENDS THE ACOMEN 2022 CONFERENCE

From August 31 to September 2022, the DEFACTO project was showcased at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods In Engineering (ACOMEN 2022) celebrated in Liege, Belgium.There, Fernando Varas, on behalf of Polytechnic University Of Madrid and CIDETEC, showcased the project in a symposium about the electrochemical processes for batteries and fuel cells: Modeling and Numerical Methods. Fernando’s presentation was revolving around Battery cell optimisation using time and parameter adaptive reduced order models where he explained some of the...

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DEFACTO at the Battery 2030+ Annual Conference

On September 12 2022, our project coordinator from CIDETEC, Elixabete Ayerbe participated in the Battery 2030 Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium.There, Elixabete introduced the initiative as part of the best practices in the framework of electrochemistry in understanding batteries together with other related initiatives such as BIG-MAP and the Battery 2030+.The main topic of the session was revolving around the empowerment of green innovation. BATTERY 2030+ is a  European large-scale research initiative aiming at inventing the sustainable batteries of the...

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DEFACTO FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEFACTO holds its fifth General Assembly meeting in Madrid, Spain

On June 22-23, the DEFACTO consortium members held its fifth General Assembly in a hybrid format in Madrid, Spain hosted by the Polytechnic University of Madrid to analise and present the work carried out during the last year.During the first day, most of the technical work packages were presented. In the first place, the coordinator entity CIDETEC presented the general performance of the project as well as an overview of the upcoming actions and milestones. In addition to this session,...

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“We contribute to the characterisation of the Li-ion battery materials studied in DEFACTO, with special emphasis on the microstructure of both the precursor powders and the electrode coatings” – Interview with CERTH

Nikolas Vlachos, from CERTH speaks in this interview about their main role in the DEFACTO project as well as their expectations within the initiative.  Q:  What is the main role of your entity in DEFACTO?A: The Aerosol & Particle Technology Laboratory of CERTH was invited to join the DEFACTO effort as a result of our association with automotive research and development, which focused on combustion emissions control, and our related capabilities in advanced materials characterisation which include in situ and...

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