Today we are kicking off our new research project, Digicell!

DigiCell: Sustainable Manufacturing of Battery Cells and Packs through Digital Processes and AI-based Data Analytics.

Global demand for batteries is expected to soar over the next decade, fuelled largely by efforts to curb climate change and speed up the transition to renewable energy sources. The rapid growth in the electric vehicle (EV) sector is expected to further drive demand. The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050, an objective at the heart of the European Green Deal. The shift towards a greener and more circular energy sector is inextricably linked to the development of innovative battery systems supported by digital modelling technologies.

This is where the new research project DigiCell steps in. By aiming to transform the manufacturing and testing processes of single cells and full automotive packs with advanced modelling and machine learning techniques, DigiCell’s goal is to make the battery value chain more efficient, reliable, and sustainable.

To achieve this, the multidisciplinary team of researchers is developing new measurement tools for materials as well as multi-scale digitally integrated battery models combined with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. DigiCell is applying these new scientific tools and models not only to lithium-ion batteries (LiB) but also to beyond-lithium cell solutions to generate a long-lasting impact on future battery cell technologies. Bringing together partners from eight European countries, DigiCell will receive a total of more than EUR 6 million in funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI) over the next three years.

Read the full Press Release:  HERE

This Project has received funding from the European Union