BASMATI, a H2020 funded research project on large scale nanoinks manufacturing for high throughput low cost flexible printed batteries, is holding its 12 months meeting in LEITAT facilities in Terrassa. The consortium is meeting for two days, from the 30th of November to the 1st of December, to discuss project objectives and progress made during the first year. The project is coordinated by umicore and develops active nanomaterial and electrochemical inks for printing technologies such as screen and inkjet printing.
More precisely, during this meeting, the consortium will discuss the criteria for selection of nanomaterials such as copper and nickel for conductive inks and LFP (Lithium iron phosphate) and NMC (Lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide) for screen printing and inkjet.
BASMATI aims to (1) develop a network of large volume production Pilot Plants for conductive and electrochemical inks containing nanoparticles, (2) develop a new process line from lab to industrial production: these inks will be formulated, fabricated and up-scaled up to pilot conditions to offer full compatibility with high throughput, low cost printing processes such as inkjet printing and screen printing, and (3) develop pilot lines (~150-350 kg per day) for low cost inks dedicated to flexible printed batteries will be delivered by the project.