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EU association formed to drive the continent's lithium-ion battery industry

Fri, 05/21/2021 - 08:53 -- Paul Crompton
An association dedicated to building the European Union’s (EU) position in the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing market was formed on 7 May.

An association dedicated to building the European Union’s (EU) position in the lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing market was formed on 7 May.

The LiPLANET Network, which is running as an association in founding, aims to form a network of research pilot lines for the production of lithium battery cells.

The European Commission-funded project aims to lay the foundation for establishing the Network during the two-year Horizon 2020 program. 

LiPLANET plans to “exploit synergies between pilot line operators, identify knowledge and equipment gaps, organise joint trainings, as well collaborate with industry and academia”.

By facilitating the access to market for its stakeholders, the long-term goal is to establish Europe as an internationally competitive production site for batteries.

The association’s founding organisations are: ABEE – Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering (Belgium); AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria); Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (Germany); CEA Liten (France); CIC EnergiGUNE (Spain); CIDETEC Energy Storage (Spain); Fraunhofer ISIT (Germany); and ZSW.

The Network will organise awareness workshops this year to inform participants about the ambition of the project as well as create a network of experts in the field of lithium-ion technologies.

Any pilot line interested in joining the Network has to take the LiPLANET survey and then contact info@liplanet.eu for more information. 

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