CIC energiGUNE, the Basque research center of reference in battery storage, thermal energy solutions and hydrogen technologies, and member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance-BRTA, will promote the development of sustainable processes for the production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will facilitate a significant reduction in environmental impact and energy costs in the design phase. This work is part of the European project GIGAGREEN, in which CIC energiGUNE participates along with other 15 entities of the continent, and which is entirely funded by the EU through the Horizon Europe program.
“The ultimate goal of GIGAGREEN is to lay the foundations for the Gigafactory of the future”, has stated Raquel Ferret, Business Development Manager at CIC energiGUNE. “This way, we are working to position Europe in the leading group of the lithium-ion battery market and, consequently, in the new generation of electric vehicles”.
Specifically, GIGAGREEN proposes a research structure oriented towards the objective of developing and broadening new manufacturing processes for cell and electrode components, applying an innovative design approach for the manufacturing. This means that GIGAGREEN will seek the mimimun environmental impact and energy consumption in the design of the cells, thus facilitating their reuse and disassembly.
This will result in higher profitability and in increased process and product safety, as well as providing high-performance technologies that can be easily scaled and automated in the context of the gigafactories expected for industry 4.0 and 5.0.