Media & Publications
Media & Publications
Market analysis | Q2 2023
Electromobility remains the prime driver of growth for the sale of lithium-ion batteries. In our “Market Analysis Update Q2 2023“, we focus on the production capacities of cell production plants and factories for battery components in Europe.
Spotlight on talents in the German battery industry
How can companies secure their demand by promoting diversity?
Our new study shows: promoting diversity can be a lever to overcome the shortage of skilled talents. The study examined the labour situation in the German battery ecosystem focussing on diversity. Benefit from the results and recommendations and make your company an attractive employer.
Resilient supply chains in the battery industry
Study | Q1 2023
The rapid build-up of cell manufacturing capacity in Europe and elsewhere in the world has created new dependencies and shortages in the area of material supply. Global demand for raw materials for batteries such as nickel, graphite and lithium will increase many times over by 2040. This study focuses on the resilience of supply chains of five essential battery raw materials. It analyses the risks arising from market concentration, country risk and demand/supply deficits for the most important raw materials and shows the potentials of European value creation.
Market analysis | Q4 2022
Worldwide, regardless of the slump in global vehicle production, the number of new registrations of battery-powered vehicles and thus also the demand for battery cells continues to increase. In our “Market Analysis Update Q4 2022“, we focus on the current market development and the numerous challenges the battery industry currently faces.
The importance of regional value creation structures in the battery industry
Report | Q3 2022
How can a successful and sustainable development of a battery industry in Europe succeed? What role do regional value-added structures play in this process and which industries are suitable partners for battery cell manufacturing?
The study is a practical guide for companies that want to be successful in the battery industry in the long term and are looking for suitable locations or suitable cooperation partners. In addition, the publication provides deep insights into the importance of cluster initiatives for regional value creation.
Market analysis | Q2 2022
The electrification of the automobile sector includes the powertrain transformation of heavy commercial vehicles. In our “Market Analysis Update Q2 2022“, we focus on how the goods transport segment will influence the demand for battery production capacity in Europe.
Battery cell manufacturing ecosystem in Europe
Study | Q1 2021
The study makes the battery cell manufacturing ecosystem in Europe transparent. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the accompanying research team has analysed the actor networks along the value chain. After all, low-cost, sustainable and high-performance energy storage systems for electric cars are crucial to the success of the mobility revolution in Europe. European players are currently doing everything they can to catch up with Asian production facilities. The study analyses the actor networks along the value chain. This reveals opportunities for more networking and future partnerships. The authors have also drawn up eight recommendations for action.
Market analysis | Q4 2021
Current market developments show that the European automotive industry is well on track achieving the EU's emission reduction targets. Sufficient battery cells produced in Europe will be available to ensure a substantial electrification of drive technologies in the future.
Collection of measurement factors for sustainable batteries
Analysis | Q1 2022
The current phase of European battery cell production offers the opportunity for market conditions that are not only price-driven, but also aim at sustainability and circularity. Whether for energy storage or in electric mobility: A sustainably designed battery value chain, including recycling, can be a competitive advantage for Europe through greater acceptance. To achieve this, sustainability must be measurable and comparable. On this topic, the accompanying research team on the battery cell production funding measure in form of an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) has compiled a compact overview of relevant measurement indicators with case studies on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.
This sustainability metric provides a good working basis for policy-makers and industry in shaping the battery cell manufacturing value chain. In addition, the publication provides in-depth insights into how the topic of sustainability is dealt with in China.
Sustainability of battery cell production in Europe
Study | Q2 2021
The study examines the success factors for a sustainable battery value chain. According to forecasts, the total demand for batteries for electric vehicles, stationary storage and consumer electronics will increase sevenfold by 2030. The biggest driver of this development is the automotive industry, which will account for 80 percent of demand in 2030. Sustainably produced batteries are necessary for environmentally friendly transportation, clean energy and the goal of climate neutrality by 2045. To achieve this, the entire value-added process of battery cell production, from the extraction of raw materials to the production and recycling of batteries, must take place under extensive sustainability aspects. Based on nine theses, the authors, among other things, focus on the areas of climate protection and circular economy as well as economic efficiency and employment.
GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY ARE KEY DRIVERS FOR INNOVATION
Short information | Q2 2021
“Gender equality is a core principle of the European Union, but it is not yet a reality. In business, politics and society as a whole, we can only reach our full potential if we use all of our talent and diversity. Using only half of the population, half of the ideas or half of the energy is not good enough.ˮ
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission (March 2020): Striving for a Union of Equality – The Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025.*
Market analysis | Q2 2021
According to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, around 30% of the global demand for battery cells should be supplied by German and European production by 2030.
Current market developments show that Europe is likely to achieve this ambitious goal and that the European automotive industry can plan for battery cells from domestic production in the future.