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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.

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Market Update

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.

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GENDER EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY ARE KEY DRIVERS FOR INNOVATION

Short information | 5/2021

“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.*

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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.

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