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Digitalization of Battery Manufacturing: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Abstract

As the world races to respond to the diverse and expanding demands for electrochemical energy storage solutions, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) remain the most advanced technology in the battery ecosystem. Even as unprecedented demand for state-of-the-art batteries drives gigascale production around the world, there are increasing calls for next-generation batteries that are safer, more affordable, and energy-dense. These trends motivate the intense pursuit of battery manufacturing processes that are cost effective, scalable, and sustainable. The digital transformation of battery manufacturing plants can help meet these needs. This review provides a detailed discussion of the current and near-term developments for the digitalization of the battery cell manufacturing chain and presents future perspectives in this field. Current modelling approaches are reviewed, and a discussion is presented on how these elements can be combined with data acquisition instruments and communication protocols in a framework for building a digital twin of the battery manufacturing chain. The challenges and emerging techniques provided here is expected to give scientists and engineers from both industry and academia a guide toward more intelligent and interconnected battery manufacturing processes in the future.

Category

Academic literature review

Client

  • EC/H2020 / 772873
  • EC/H2020 / 957189
  • EC/H2020 / 957213
  • EC/H2020 / 875247

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Elixabete Ayerbe
  • Maitane Berecibar
  • Simon Clark
  • Alejandro A. Franco
  • Janna Ruhland

Affiliation

  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • SINTEF Industry / Sustainable Energy Technology
  • France
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Year

2021

Published in

Advanced Energy Materials

ISSN

1614-6832

Publisher

Wiley-VCH

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