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LiPlanet – Li-ion cell pilot lines network

Funded by: EU Commission
Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No 875479

Summary of the overall project:
The overall objective of the LiPlanet project is to create a European innovation and production ecosystem and reinforce the position of the European Union (EU) in the Li-ion battery cell manufacturing market. This will be achieved by forming a network of Li-ion pilot lines integrating industrial stakeholders.

The development of cost-effective, reliable, and high-performance battery cells will be essential to strategic sectors in Europe such as the automotive industry (electro-mobility) and the electric power sector. However, the world production of battery cells is largely dominated by Asian companies. To reduce the gap with the battery cell production in Asia and become a world leader, the EU must have independent capacity to develop, upscale and produce battery cells.

LiPLANET aims to build a more competitive Li-ion battery cell manufacturing ecosystem and increase the production of Li-ion cells towards industrial scale, by bringing together the most relevant European Li-ion cell pilot lines and the main stakeholders of the battery sector.

The creation of a network of Li-ion cell pilot lines will allow to exploit synergies between pilot line operators, identify knowledge and equipment gaps, organise joint trainings as well as, favour collaboration with industry and academia, and facilitate the access to market.

For this purpose, different activities have been designed:
-the mapping of the European Li-ion cell pilot lines and the implementation of a network,
-the creation of a standardised legal framework and a data exchange platform for the cooperation between industry,
academia and pilot lines,
-a round-robin test to compare qualification methods,
-the development of a roadmap to reach industrial scale production.

Term: 1.1.2020 – 31.12.2012, 2 years

Team Members


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