Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF), TU Braunschweig
Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
Nordic Mining ASA, Norway
FREYR Battery, Norway
NORSIRK AS, Norway
Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway
The overall goal of the project NorGiBatF is to build up knowhow and competence around energy efficient battery cell production on a Giga scale (30GWh) in Norway, based on renewable energy, recycled batteries, and ethically sourced raw materials. The lead partner company here, FREYR AS, targets to build and initiate up to 10 Giga factories in Norway by 2030, providing a turnover equivalent to the Norwegian oil and gas sector. The objectives of NorGiBatF include energy consumption improvements and CO2 reductions in battery cell production in addition to improved ethical footprints. Scientific development in NorGiBatF is achieved by five scientific and one organisation work packages, each with a PhD student. The topics for these scientific work packages are
Life cycle assessments of the interaction between value chains and related activities and markets around the Giga factory
Investigating other solvents for electrode slurries in electrode production
Investigating different means for more energy efficient drying and dry air needs in electrolyte filling
Modelling and measurement results integration of battery production lines
Modelling buildings energy consumption based on design, temperature, manufacturing machine locations, air flow, heat pump integration, etc.
As part of the NorGiBatF project, Technical University of Braunschweig (TUBS) aims to develop a multiscale modelling and simulation platform in line with the context of the Industry 4.0 initiative. The scalable gate-to-gate battery cell manufacturing factory models will deliver Life Cycle Inventory data for performing Life Cycle Assessment. The model forms part of the integrated computational LCE (IC-LCE) framework developed at Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF). The modelling and simulation platform would allow considering interactions between product specification, production processes, the production system operation, and factory infrastructure. The simulation platform would support the research activities of associated partners in NorGiBatF by evaluation of improvement measures developed in the other work packages regarding technological, economic, and environmental objectives from the lab scale to the Giga scale.