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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One more year, DEFACTO attends The Interpore Conference

From May 30 to June 2, 2022, the InterPore Annual Meeting counted on the presence of Benjamin Kellers, researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) who introduced the DEFACTO project in an oral presentation as part of the work developed in the modelling and simulation of electrolyte filling process.Benjamin’s talk was revolving around a geometry-based throat shape correction of pore network models where he presented a pore-network model, with suitable physics and necessary geometrical corrections, that is able to simulate...

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DEFACTO EUROPEAN CONFERENCE H2020 2022

DEFACTO attends the European Conference: results from road transport research in H2020 projects.

From March 29 to March 30, Elixabete Ayerbe, project coordinator of DEFACTO at CIDETEC attended the EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: Results from road transport research in H2020 projects where she had the opportunity to talk about the project in the framework of results from road transport R&I in H2020 projects.The event counted on the presence of 65 H2020 projects where they presented their achievements and discoveries as well as different approaches revolving around Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety,...

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Defacto Advanced Battery Power Conference 2022

DEFACTO at the Advanced Battery Power 2022

On March 29-30, 2022, the Advanced Battery Power counted on the presence of the DEFACTO project in Münster (Germany).There, our colleague Martin Lautenschlaeger from German Aerospace Center (DLR) presented a poster in the framework of Understanding Electrolyte Filling of Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes on the Pore Scale which was about our progress comparing Lattice Boltzmann simulations against Pore Network Modelling for optimizing the filling process and the battery performance.The event was held face-to-face and included a big conference as well as...

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Defacto At The ModVal2022

DEFACTO AT THE ModVal 2022 SYMPOSIUM

On March 14-16, our colleagues Ruth Medeiros together with Eduardo Jané Soler from the Polytechnic University of Madrid attended the 18th Symposium on Modeling and Experimental Validation of Electrochemical Energy Technologies in Hohenkammer, Germany.The event was organized by the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics and the main focus of the session was revolving around the advances made in modelling, as well as in experimental work for model validation for fuel cells, batteries and electrolysis. The symposium hosted over 100 attendees...

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Defacto fourth general assembly

DEFACTO holds its fourth General Assembly

The DEFACTO  project holds its fourth General Assembly meeting from 12 January to 13 January via teleconference. The gathering was planned to take place at Fraunhofer facilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany, but it had to be transformed into an online format, due to the COVID-19 situation.During these two days, the consortium partners exposed the advancement of all the work packages, analysed possible risks, and talked about the work ahead in the following work packages:Testing, analytical tools, and characterisation.Modelling and simulation of...

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DEFACTO AT THE BATTERY INNOVATION DAYS

DEFACTO AT THE BATTERY INNOVATION DAYS

On 23-24-25 November 2021, the European Research and Innovation initiatives Batteries Europe, the  Battery 2030+ project and the Batteries European Partnership Association  celebrated virtually the first edition of the Battery Innovation Days.The aim of this event was to build a meeting point for some of the industry’s expert across Europe to provide an overview about the latest developments in the field of European Research and Innovation Battery domain.There, our project coordinator CIDETEC in collaboration with SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS had the opportunity to design...

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DEFACTO CLUSTERING EVENT CINEA

DEFACTO PARTICIPATES AT THE H2020 BATTERIES PROJECTS CLUSTERING EVENT

From November 17 to November 18 the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) organised an online clustering event where 35 projects in the framework of battery development were introduced.There, our Project Coordinator CIDETEC together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Leclanché had the opportunity to present the DEFACTO concept as well as the methodology, impacts, objectives and main achievements of the projects.During the first day of the event all projects were presented by each coordinator while the...

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DEFACTO AT THE VII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PARTICLE-BASED METHODS (PARTICLES 2021)

Our colleague Silas Wolf, Research Associate at Technische Universität Braunschweig attended the International Conference on Particle-Based Methods (PARTICLES 2021), taking place from October 4 to October 5 in Hamburg, where he mentioned DEFACTO in the framework of the multiphase and multiscale CFD-DEM simulation of suspension drying.Sila’s presentation was focused on model development and first simulation results where he presented the applicability in battery research showcasing the advancements of the DEFACTO project.PARTICLES 2021 was held in a hybrid mode due to...

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