The overall objective of the LiPLANET project is to create a European innovation and production ecosystem and reinforce the position of the European Union (EU) in the lithium battery cell manufacturing market. LiPLANET plans to build a more competitive lithium battery cell manufacturing ecosystem and increase the production of lithium battery cells towards industrial scale by bringing together the most relevant European lithium battery cell pilot lines and the main stakeholders of the battery sector. The LiPLANET project lays the foundation for a network of battery cell pilot lines in Europe. This network allows for the exploition of synergies between pilot line operators, identification of knowledge and equipment gaps, organization of joint trainings, collaboration with industry and academia, and facilitation of market access.
For this purpose, different activities are followed throughout the project:
- mapping of the European lithium battery cell pilot lines and implementation of a network,
- creation of a standardized legal framework and a data exchange platform for the cooperation between industry, academia and pilot lines,
- round-robin test to compare qualification methods,
- development of a roadmap for joint strategies of the network towards industrial scale battery cell production in Europe.