PEM Hosts Industry Workshop on Battery Cells
The chair "Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components" (PEM) of RWTH Aachen University invites to the industry workshop "Battery Cell: Cell Production and Parameterization" for Tuesday, June 21st. Participation in the corresponding technical presentations, working sessions, presentations of research results, and laboratory tours is free of charge.
Together with the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) of RWTH Aachen, the PEM team will provide an overview of the current status of and developments in European cell production, the selection of current as well as future active materials, and pre-lithiation in the manufacturing process. The workshop is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Insights into "SimBAS" research project
Forecasts show that the demand for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles will increase rapidly in the future. Yet no battery type is as diverse, as there are numerous electrode materials with different properties. Depending on the selection of battery parameters, the battery cells are better or worse suited for different applications. In addition, the production of the battery cells as well as their parameter design have an essential influence on the performance and economic efficiency of the applications. This is where the industry workshop comes in and presents current results from the SimBAS research project. In this project on "Simulation of Battery Cells and Applications in Storage Systems" (SimBAS), a combined storage simulation tool chain is being developed that covers the value chain from battery cell materials to applications. With the resulting program frameworks, aspects of the design of current and future lithium-ion battery cells can be mapped for the first time to a suitable system design for an application-specific application.
Battery cell database and cost simulation
In the field of battery cells, the question is answered as to how cost and performance parameters of current and future battery cells can be derived from material and production data. A database is used as a basis, which can manage parameters of various cell and system components. From these, virtual cells can be dimensioned or "digital twins" of existing cells can be created. In this context, a cost model including material and production costs for different battery cell formats and chemistries will be developed. This will include the costs along the battery cell production. The main component of the costs of a cell production are the raw materials of the active materials, the electrode foils as well as the housing materials. In addition, expenses arise from the investment-intensive plant technology of the individual process steps of battery cell production and their operation. The results of the battery cell database as well as the cost simulations can be transferred to a digital battery passport.
The industry workshop offers participants the opportunity to get in direct contact with future battery cell technologies and to meet experienced researchers, professors, and industry partners. Participation in both the face-to-face and digital formats as well as on-site catering during the workshop are free of charge. To register, send an informal e-mail with the subject "Registration Industry Workshop Battery Cell" to our contact person Natalia Soldan. Please include the following data in the email: Last name, first name, company, e-mail address, and information on whether participation in the on-site or the online event is desired. All registration information can also be found in the flyer of the industry workshop (German).