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eKoZell – Environmental and Cost Assessment, Model and Communication Management for the Competence Cluster ProZell – Accompanying Project to the ProZell Cluster (eKoZell)

Funded by: BMBF
Contact person: Laura Jess

The ProZell cluster
ProZell develops a profound scientific and, in particular, technical understanding of the complex cell production processes. The variety of scientific questions that results from the complexity of battery cell production can only be successfully addressed by intensive cooperation of all relevant German research institution from industry and academia. The continuation of ProZell creates the framework for the joint work of research institutions and industry to establish a national battery cell production in Germany. The aim of the research cluster is to lay the scientific foundation for the establishment and sustainable development of an internationally leading battery cell production in Germany. The accompanying project eKoZell as a follow-up project of EMKoZell comprises work packages on management, scientific evaluation and results controlling as well as on internal and external communication of the competence cluster. Furthermore, the transfer of results within the cluster network and to industry will be supported.

eKoZell:
The superordinate coordination of the competence cluster, the organisation of research colloquia and workshops, and regular progress monitoring are intended to strengthen the network of individual and collaborative projects in a targeted manner. Through continuous communication between the research projects and with the management circle of the cluster, that comprises members of industry and academia, a close network within the competence cluster is to be created and maintained, thus allowing close cooperation between science and industry.
By expanding the existing database system, which is tailored to the needs and requirements of the cluster, a structured pooling of knowledge and the utilization of the research results of the competence cluster shall be achieved. In this system, the data collected in the cluster and the empirical and/or analytical models derived from them are to be made accessible to the research institutions in the cluster as process quality property functions and process cost functions. The database system is an essential part of the overall exploitation of the research results of the competence cluster battery cell production and forms the basis for future initiatives together with industry along the value chain “battery” in Germany.
A further focus is on cost and environmental assessment. A modular tool will be developed and implemented so that technical and economic assessment of battery cell production can be deepened and supplemented by an assessment of the environmental effects associated with battery cell production. This supporting tool promotes the targeted engineering of battery production.
Furthermore, in the first year of the project, investigations will be carried out regarding the performance and processability of various NCM-811 cathode materials. The results will be made available to the ProZell cluster in order to facilitate the transfer of the project results to the cathode material NCM 811.


Team Members

Projects

Cooperative project: Project results database and communication management for the battery cell production cluster ProZell (EMKoZell) more

BaSS – BatterieSicherheitsStandardisierung more

eKoZell – Environmental and Cost Assessment, Model and Communication Management for the Competence Cluster ProZell – Accompanying Project to the ProZell Cluster (eKoZell) moremore

Cooperative project: Project results database and communication management for the battery cell production cluster ProZell (EMKoZell) more

EVOLi²S – Evaluation of the technical and economic advantages of the open-cell module for lithium-ion and lithium-sulphur batteries with regard to stationary and mobile applications more

Optimal electrode structure and density by design of mixing and calendering procedures (MiKal) more

MultiDis – Multiscale approach for the description of carbon black deagglomeration in the dispersion process for a process and performance-optimized process control more

ÖkoTroP – Ecologically gentle dry coating of battery electrodes with optimized electrode structure more

PräLi – Prelithiation of electrodes more

ProfiStruk – Process and system development for the process integrated inline structuring of Li-electrodes more

Process modeling of the calendering of energy-rich electrodes (ProKal) more

Roll-It more

LiPlanet – Li-ion cell pilot lines network moremore

LoCoTroP – Low cost dry coating of battery electrodes for energy efficient and environmentally friendly production processes more

Sim4Pro- Digitalization Platform – Simulations for battery cell production more

ZiLsicher – Zink-Air-Accumulators as safe electrochemical storage for low emission and explosion proof industrial applications more

Finished Projects
BenchBatt – Process based energy optimization and validation of Lithium-Ion and Lithium-Sulfur battery electrodes more

GEENI – Graduate Program for Energy Storage and Electromobility more

INSIDER – metal free Dual Ion energy storage technology utilizing anionic -intercalation more

Academic Initiative for e-Mobility – Education and Training in the University Network MOBIL4e more

ProLiEMo – Production Research for High-Power Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electro Mobility  mehr

Functional Materials and Material Analysis for High Power Lithium-Ion Batteries more

LithoRec – LithoRec – Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries mehr