Driving Innovation in America's Battery Cell Industry
The North American battery cell market is experiencing rapid and dynamic evolution: As of March 2023, industrial production capacities of lithium-ion batteries with a cumulative capacity of approxi-mately 1,700 GWh are either planned or already in operation. The surge in production capacities of battery cells is accompanied by a strong demand for pioneering advancements in both product and production technologies. New cell generations such as solid-state and sodium-ion batteries are facing increasing attention by cell manufacturers, while in production there is at the same time an enormous demand for optimized manufacturing processes such as dry coating. In this fiercely competitive environment, innovation is the key to not only surviving but thriving.
Joining forces in the Fraunhofer Competence Center Battery Cell Production
The Fraunhofer Competence Center Battery Production is a a joint initiative of research facilities with-in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for the further development of battery production in an international environment. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, based in Germany, is the world’s leading organization für applied research and development. With a total workforce of more than 30,000 employees, Fraunhofer develops key technologies for the future and makes a significant contribution to the successful commercialization of innovations for business and industry.