Battery Masterclasses / June 20, 2022 - June 25, 2022
Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC)
Workshops for battery industry professionals
The future of industry and research all over the world is low-carbon energy supply. The development of such batteries and efficient production chains requires knowledge of product-process-interactions and their influence on battery cell performance and overall cost. Furthermore, the transformation of the transportation sector through electrification has resulted in high demand for Electric Vehicle batteries. This electrification plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a clean energy future. In order to avoid problems in battery manufacturing, it is important to entirely evaluate the life cycle of a battery up to suitable recycling options. In this way, sustainable electromobility can be achieved and environmental impacts of battery manufacturing can be reduced.
On this complex of topics the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC), in cooperation with the TU Braunschweig and the Fraunhofer IST, is organizing two masterclasses for battery industry professionals.
1st course: Battery cell production – Processes, products and their interactions
Monday June 20, 2022, Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
The first one-day course “Battery cell production - Processes, products and their interactions“ will focus on battery materials, production processes, production parameters and the resulting products. Emphasis will be placed on battery cell production, advanced design and application-specific charge transfer structures of electrodes. To help participants understand the effects of materials and processes on the mechanical, structural and electrical properties of physical electrodes, data on individual processes, their interactions and quality parameters will be presented.
Furthermore, participants will be introduced to new technologies and future trends, e.g. innovative process routes for recycling and re-synthesis of lithium-ion batteries as well as current developments in the circular economy of battery cell production will be investigated. Throughout the course, current examples from research and industry will be addressed to provide a deeper understanding of the content.
The course will be held jointly by Prof. Dr. Arno Kwade from the TU Braunschweig and the Fraunhofer IST, Dr. Sabrina Zellmer from the Fraunhofer IST and Dr. Felipe Cerdas from the TU Braunschweig.
2nd course: Sustainable batteries through life cycle engineering: Processes, methods, use cases and outlook
Saturday, June 25, 2022, University of Technology Sydney
In the second course, “Sustainable batteries through life cycle engineering: processes, methods, use cases and outlook“, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of EV battery manufacturing processes and environmental impact assessment along the life cycle of EV batteries, with a focus on lithium-ion batteries. Basic terms and methods of life cycle assessment and life cycle engineering will be introduced and applied to specific issues in the field of EV batteries and electromobility. In addition, participants will get an outlook on future battery types for sustainable electromobility. The course will focus on current examples from research and industry.
The course will be held jointly by Dr. Sabrina Zellmer from the Fraunhofer IST and Dr. Felipe Cerdas from the TU Braunschweig.