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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Upcoming webinar series on battery manufacturing

DEFACTO is one of the projects that will be presented during a free of charge webinar series devoted to battery scientists and engineers as well as to students interested in the energy field. The "Battery Manufacturing Webinar Series"  has been arranged by the ARTISTIC Project, granted by the European Research Council, and will take place between June 29 and July 3. The aim is to develop a forum of discussion about the links between battery manufacturing process and electrode properties, encompassing both...

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DEFACTO presented at the Battery2030+ Conference European perspectives on batteries of the future.

Our Project coordinator CIDETEC presented the DEFACTO Project during the Battery2030+ web conference about European perspectives on batteries of the future, which was celebrated on May 25 and 26. The conference was originally planned to be held presential, but it had to be reorganised in an online format due to COVID-19 mobility restrictions. Despite this, the two-days event was a great success and it counted with up to 750 online participants. Scientists, industry representatives, politicians, and journalists from all over the world followed the programme, a display...

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The first DEFACTO Project newsletter is out!

We’ve just released our first newsletter with the latest updates on this initiative aiming to revolutionise the battery manufacturing process. This first issue talks about the project's kickoff, its expected impacts and the materials produced to disseminate this initiative, among other things! You can read it all here: https://mailchi.mp/f0e8df682d0b/defacto-project-newsletter-1 And, it you are interested in battery manufacturing modelling, innovation and electric vehicles, subscribe and don’t miss anything out!   Suscribe to our newsletter! ...

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Subscribe to the DEFACTO newsletter!

The DEFACTO project will soon launch its first newsletter where the main objectives of this initiative, the partners involved in the consortium, and the project’s rationale will be introduced. This newsletter will be issued every 6 months to share the main updates and news related to DEFACTO. Subscribe to our newsletter now! * indicates required Email Address *

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DEFACTO – Battery DEsign and manuFACTuring Optimization through multiphysic modelling

The DEFACTO project kicked off last month in San Sebastián, Spain. The name of this initiative is the acronym for Battery DEsign and manuFACTuring Optimization through multiphysic modelling. In this sense, the project’s rationale is to develop a multiphysic and multiscale modelling integrated tool to better understand the material, cell and manufacturing process behaviour, therefore allowing to accelerate cell development and the R&I process. This approach will allow developing new high capacity and high voltage Li-ion cell generation 3b...

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