The market for electromobility is growing steadily, series production of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) is in full swing, and OEMs are introducing BEVs in their product portfolio. Unfortunately, the lithium-ion cell technology that powers these vehicles is still not supplied by the European industry. Moreover, while lithium-ion technology is the path to greener and more sustainable mobility and other mobile applications, the cell manufacturing process is still very energy-consuming and uses environmentally harmful substances.
The greenSPEED project provides solutions for new sustainable electrode and cell manufacturing processes with reduced energy consumption, lower carbon footprint and ZERO emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). greenSPEED aims to secure Europe’s leadership in the production of batteries with a lower carbon footprint by improving production processes and establishing them in Europe.
greenSPEED will address two main drawbacks of current battery cell production techniques: The high energy consumption of the individual production steps, and the introduction of new production processes that do not require organic casting solvents. Both, in combination with the increase in energy density, will lead to a significant reduction in the cost of lithium-ion cells.