The goal: competitive and ecological battery cell production for industry
The Research Fab Battery Cells (FFB) is the central research and manufacturing infrastructure to enable industry to produce battery cells economically and ecologically. The aim of the FFB is to accelerate the innovation and commercialisation process of production technologies for existing and future cell formats. The focus is on gaining experience in the operation of large-scale production in order to close existing competence gaps in this field.
Three modular production lines for round, pouch and prismatic hardcase cells
For this purpose, the structure of the Research Fab Battery Cells is divided into up to three modular production lines, which are suitable for the industry-oriented production of round, pouch and prismatic hardcase cells. The individual processes in the production lines are subdivided into the clusters electrode production, cell assembly, conditioning, testing and qualification. In addition, the Research Fab Battery Cells offers the suitable infrastructure for individual testing and qualification of single process technologies within the framework of flexible innovation modules with the aim of interface-optimized integration into the modular production lines.
Further goals of the Research Fab Battery Cells are
- the proof of reproducibility
- the proof of scalability
- the reduction of ramp-up times
- the commercialisation of a next generation of cell formats, battery technologies and production processes
- Further training and qualification of technical personnel