At its eighth month of activities, the BATMACHINE Consortium gathered in Rome for its first General Assembly.

The 11 BATMACHINE partners presented the status of the work that they’re carrying out and responsible for, updating the whole Consortium on the progress of the project so far. Furthermore, the partners provided an overview of the next steps of the project, up until the beginning of summer 2024.

BATMACHINE General Assembly: coordinatation, manufacturing, and sustainability assessment

Project Coordinator VUB opened the meeting with a recap of the deliverables submitted so far, and an overview of the next reports due for the first half of 2024. After the coordination recap, FOM, SKZ and TEKNIKER presented the advances in the task related to electrode machinery development. Specifically, SKZ detailed the progress in the slurry mixing task, while TEKNIKER elaborated the coating and drying processes. Finally, FOM concluded with an overview of the calendaring task. Subsequently, POMEGA provided an overview of the advancement in the on-site cell production and its tight collaboration with SKZ and FOM regarding the cell battery production processes.

Following POMEGA, VUB presented the progress in the energy, cost and sustainability assessment of Lithium-Ion batteries (LIB). In fact, BATMACHINE’s main objective is to produce innovative and digitalised machinery which will reduce scraps and energy consumption in the cell battery manufacturing. Not surprisingly, this activity is crucial for BATMACHINE, as it will allow the Consortium to understand how to tackle the optimisation and increase efficiency in battery manufacturing.

BATMACHINE General Assembly: Benchmarking and Communication

After that, RTWH Aachen presented the benchmarking and cataloguing of battery manufacturing machinery, including supply and demand aspects, as well as battery processing steps. RTWH Aachen benchmarking work provided a well-rounded state of the art of battery manufacturing sector. This will help BATMACHINE analyse the available options in cell production, which in turn will be fundamental to enhance manufacturing processes.

To conclude, DBL provided a detailed account of the Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation efforts in the project. A recap of submitted deliverables kicked off the presentation, together with an overview of the activities conducted so far; the website launch and the BATMACHINE social media channels, the project’s visual identity and related templates. Furthermore, in sight of the new year, DBL listed the next activities in the list, together with a preliminary list of upcoming relevant events in the energy storage and battery domain.

Moreover, DBL conducted an Exploitation workshop, during which the Consortium was invited to elaborate and discuss different aspects of BATMACHINE and how its stakeholders could be involved and reached to share with them the project’s work.

Keep connected with BATMACHINE!

This first BATMACHINE General Assembly will help the partners keep in touch with the direction the project is taking and where different partners are putting their efforts into. As a result, the partners will have a better, comprehensive view of the project course.

The BATMACHINE Consortium was elated to meet in presence in Rome for the first General Assembly, which resulted in a fruitful meeting, full of exchange, discussions and useful insights.

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