DEFACTO hosts consortium meeting 12 months after its kickoff

All the consortium members gathered online to celebrate the General Assembly meeting of the project on December 2 and 3, 2020, nearly one year after it kicked off. During the first day of the meeting, the partners assessed the progress of the tasks and activities comprised in the first Work Packages: Testing, analytical tools and characterization Modelling and simulation of electrode processing Modelling and simulation of electrolyte filling process In addition, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH hosted...

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DEFACTO MEETS LC-BAT-05 CLUSTER PROJECTS TO EXPLORE SYNERGIES

Our project coordinator María Yáñez Díaz, and Elixabete Ayerbe Olano, from CIDETEC, held an online meeting with representatives from AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Empa, Bax & Company, IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, and SINTEF, as coordinators of the COBRA, SeNSE, 3beLiEVe and HYDRA projects, on October 29. These initiatives conform the LC-BAT-05 Cluster, which focuses on research and innovation to advance on next-generation Lithium-ion battery technology for automotive applications. The aim of this call was to look into...

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DEFACTO enables us to thoroughly examine by simulations nearly every aspect of battery manufacturing on multiple scales – Interview with the Technical University of Braunschweig

Silas Wolf, from the Technical University of Braunschweig (TUBS) speaks on this interview about the main role of TUBS in the DEFACTO project, their expectations, and the work they will carry out on modelling and simulation of electrode processing. Q: What is the main role of TUBS in DEFACTO? A: At the Institute for Particle Technology of the Technical University of Braunschweig we have a broad knowledge of electrode manufacturing as well as particle simulation. Therefore, our role in the project consists of two parts. On the one hand,...

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DEFACTO hosts online meeting with MODALIS2

Our project coordinator María Yáñez, from CIDETEC, held an online meeting with representatives from IFP Energies Nouvelles, coordinator of the LC-BAT-06 project MODALIS2, on October 20, in order to seek potential synergies between this initiative and DEFACTO. Advanced modelling and simulation tools are required that specifically target the electrode and cell level and addressing the fundamental understanding of materials and cell behavior. MODALIS2 is taking a multidisciplinary approach for the development of advanced modelling methods based on...

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Leveraging technology to find the optimum Li-ion battery cells design – Interview with ESI Group

Dr. Fouad el Khaldi, from ESI Group, speaks on this interview about their role in the DEFACTO project, their expectations and the work they will carry out on optimization and sensitivity analysis Q: What is the main role of ESI Group in DEFACTO? A: In the project, ESI group is a technology provider bringing their expertise in Model Order Reduction technologies, Machine Learning algorithms, and optimization. These skills and related software tools will be leveraged for finding the optimum design of the different types of Li-ion battery...

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DEFACTO creates synergies with related projects

Our project coordinator María Yáñez and Elixabete Ayerbe, from CIDETEC, held a videconference with representatives from TU Braunschweig, coordinator of the LC-BAT-07 project LiPLanet, on October 9. The aim of the call was to seek potential synergies between LiPLanet and the DEFACTO Project, since each of them work on different realms but with the same aim to build a more competitive Li-ion battery cell manufacturing ecosystem for electric vehicles in Europe. LiPLanet is bringing together the most relevant European Li-ion cell pilot lines and the main stakeholders of...

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Increasing the understanding of cell manufacturing processes to facilitate technology development – Interview with Fraunhofer ITWM

Dr. Jochen Zausch, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, speaks on this interview about their role in the DEFACTO project, their expectations and the work they will carry out on modelling and simulation of cell performance and ageing mechanisms. Q: What is the main role of Fraunhofer in DEFACTO? A: At Fraunhofer, we are responsible to coordinate the work package on material and battery modeling. Since we actually contribute with two of our institutes (the Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM and the institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM)...

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Supporting a Europe-wide turnaround to a greener energy policy – Interview with the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Martin Lautenschlaeger, from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) speaks on this interview about the main role of DLR in the DEFACTO project, their expectations and the work they will carry out on modelling and simulation of electrolyte filling process. Q: What is the main role of DLR in DEFACTO? A: The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. A major research field within DLR’s portfolio is energy technology comprising...

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DEFACTO’s session during Artistic webinar now online

The recording of the DEFACTO presentation during the Artistic webinar series that took place on June 30 is now online. The session was presented by Elixabete Ayerbe, from our coordinator entity CIDETEC, and it was entitled “DEFACTO: Modelling techniques for cell design, from non-dimensional analysis to advanced Reduced Order Models”. The ARTISTIC Project "First Battery Manufacturing Days” was a free of charge webinar series that counted with nearly 650 participants and covered a wide diversity of topics, such as battery aqueous processing, autonomous discovery of materials, electrode microstructure-properties links,...

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DEFACTO holds its first General Assembly meeting online

The DEFACTO project held its first General Assembly meeting on 18 June via teleconference. The gathering was planned to take place at CEA’s facilities in Grenoble, France, but it had to be transformed into an online format, due to the COVID-19 mobility restrictions. In the morning, the consortium partners exposed the advancement of all the work packages, analysed possible risks, and talked about the work ahead. This session was followed by an online tour to CEA’s facilities which were...

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