On the 1. February 2012, all the partners of the largest work package of the ELIBAMA project met in Stuttgart at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) for the kick-off meeting.
Within this work package several new processes for Li-ion cell manufacturing will be developed, aiming at reducing production cost as well as environmental impact and resource use during manufacturing.
Renault and SAFT from France, two big companies already well known in battery technology are teaming up with the German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft to bring manufacturing technology a great leap forward. This will pave the way for the future rapid uptake of the Li-ion car battery technology in the automotive industry and in society as a whole.
Dozens of engineers are working on several aspects of production and especially on those that affect cost and environmental effects most.