DEFACTO FINAL CONFERENCE

DEFACTO (Battery DEsign and manuFACTuring Optimization through multiphysic modelling) held its final conference to present its results, milestones, lessons learned, and conclusions after four years of research and development in the framework of li-ion cell materials and transport modelling.On November 30th, 2023, from 09:00 to 14:00 (CET), the consortium experts involved in the execution of DEFACTO explained the different technical phases such as battery modelling, sensitivity analysis, and optimization; characterization experiments; and prototyping and industrial manufacturing. The main impacts behind...

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DEFACTO HOSTS ITS SEVENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On July 11th 2023, the DEFACTO project celebrated its seventh general assembly meeting hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics where the partners had the opportunity to discuss the latest results and progress achieved in the previous semester as well as to discuss the final actions and activities.The first part of the meeting was focused on analysing the technical developments while in the second part, the partners could enjoy a walkthrough of the Fraunhofer facilities where the consortium learnt...

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MODELLING OUTCOMES OF THE DEFACTO PROJECT

On June 13, 2023, our partners Sustainable Innovations, CIDETEC and Polytechnic University of Madrid organised an online webinar about the modelling outcomes of the DEFACTO project to showcase some of the results and tools developed within the initiative. On the one hand, our coordinator entity CIDETEC gave an overview of the full DEFACTO workflow. On the other hand, the Polytechnic University of Madrid explained in detail the free open-source software by showing a tutorial as well as a demonstration of how...

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DEFACTO PRESENTED IN THE CEA COMMITTEE

On April 21, 2023, Fernando Varas, researcher at the Polytechnique University of Madrid, showcased the DEFACTO project in the CEA (Spanish automation committee) in the second symposium about Joint Thematic Groups CEA.There, Fernando presented the works, activities, and progresses conducted within the DEFACTO project. The CEA Committee invited several experts to discuss and exchange insights in the framework of Control Engineering and Modeling, Simulation and Optimization.

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DEFACTO AT THE DPG SPRING CONFERENCE

On March 27, 2023, the Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft Conference (DPG) counted on the presence of the DEFACTO project in Dresden, Germany.There, our colleagues Daniel Mutter and Leonhard, researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM participated in the event by showcasing the initiative in the framework of DPG Division of Metal and Materials Physics, specifically about Materials in Energy Conversion: Mechanical Properties and Solid State Batteries.(© DPG / Daab 2023)The DPG holds its DPG-Frühjahrstagungen (DPG Spring Meetings) annually at...

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DEFACTO AT THE ModVal 2023 Event

From March 21 to March 23, 2023, some of the DEFACTO partners attended the 19th Symposium on Fuel Cell & Battery Modelling & Experimental Validation, ModVal in Germany.On the one hand, the Technische Universtität Braunschweig, presented a poster about the CFD-DEM simulation model of the drying process where they explained the basic methods and models and show the capabilities of the model to investigate the ongoing mechanisms and predict the structure for different processes and formulation parameters. On the other...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDIZED DATA IN BATTERY R&D PROJECTS

On February 21, 2023, the DEFCATO project organised an online webinar about the Importance of Standardized Data in Battery R&D Projects where our coordinator entity CIDETEC and our standardization partner UNE explained the main activities carried out as well as the importance of having a specific task about this topic.This event was a joint effort of the DEFACTO partners where the consortium experts presented the benefits of adopting standards and how to build a process aligned with best practices that...

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DEFACTO HOLDS ITS SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING IN THESSALONIKI, GREECE

On January 17-18, the DEFACTO consortium members held its sixth General Assembly in a hybrid format in Thessaloniki, Greece hosted by the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) which is one of the leading research centres in the country.The DEFACTO consortium partners came together for a plenary meeting to discuss the progress of the initiative and to plan for the next steps in the development of advanced batteries. The project, which focuses on developing high-performance and cost-effective batteries for electric...

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DEFACTO AT THE 8TH bwHPC SYMPOSIUM

On November 28, 2022, the 8th bwHPC Symposium counted on the presence of our colleague Benjamin Kellers, researcher at DLR where he presented high-performance computing-related results developed in the framework of the DEFACTO project.In this context, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) supported our colleague Martin regarding the visualization of the DEFACTO project results. They provided a video about electrolyte filling of Lithium Ion Battery Electrodes which gives insight into this time-critical step during battery manufacturing that also affects battery...

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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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