Machinery and Equipment

Online | 29 September 2022 | 16.30 - 17.15 CEST

What will be addressed?

  • One step ahed of battery cell equipment suppliers in Asia: How to get the expertise and access to machines and equipment for battery manufacturing
  • Strategic partnerships: How European equipment manufacturers can collaborate with other companies to build competencies in battery equipment
  • Attractive access to public and private funding: How equipment manufacturers can take advantage of this favorable environment to support their growth plans in the battery cell industry

In this Battery Live Talk, moderator Dr. Kerstin Zehbe, VDI/VDE-IT, will investigate with her guests Stefano Saguatti, Manz Italy, and Sebastian Thiede, University of Twente, the question how to win the race for the best production technology

Lithium battery production equipment has a major impact on lithium batteries and is one of the factors that determine the performance and cost of battery production. The top battery manufacturers are in China, India, Japan and South Korea. CATL (China), LG (South Korea) and Panasonic (Japan) alone have a market share of around 70 percent. But Asian manufacturers of machines and equipment are reaching their capacity limits. Here, in particular, there is an opportunity for European mechanical engineering to catch up on lost ground. In Europe alone, around 50 billion Euros will be invested in battery cell factories with total capacity of around 1,600 GWh by 2030. Europe can get ahead in the race for the best production technology and demonstrate its strong technological skills if politicians set the right framework conditions and if the entire industry works together.

Battery-related projects are being co-financed in Germany with more than three billion Euros in tax revenue, but there still is no complete value chain for batteries in Germany or in the EU - despite enormous support. Cooperation between companies can help to make them more competitive. This can be another step to win the race for the best production technology. 

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This discussion format is free of charge and opens a channel for critical reflection on important questions that arise within the Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) European Battery Innovation.

The event is organised by the accompanying research of the IPCEI EuBatIn, managed by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. 

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