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Gemini Centre Batteries

Gemini Centre Batteries

Gemini Centre Batteries

Senior Research Scientist
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The research activities at the three participating departments mainly cover the areas of materials development and production, battery cell production and production processes as well as integration and battery management systems.

NTNU DMSE and SINTEF Industry have been collaborating closely for many years. Since the research activity on Li-ion batteries started about 12 years ago, they have collectively established laboratory scale infrastructure for battery cell production and characterization, and they are both partners in FME MoZEES. In parallel, research activities on battery management, charging infrastructure and integration of batteries have developed at SINTEF Energy. Battery technology research is considered strategically important for all three institutes. And one of the goals of the Gemini Centre for batteries is to strengthen existing collaborative efforts between SINTEF and NTNU in addition to establishing new relations covering several parts of the battery value chain. 

Several other research groups belonging to other departments at SINTEF or NTNU have also started building knowledge and competence within battery technology. These groups will be included in the Gemini Centre activities. Through targeted and well-structured collaboration it is a goal to establish SINTEF and NTNU in the forefront as leading research partners in battery technology, both in Europe and globally.  

By strengthening and widening our collaborative efforts, it is also a goal to enable a larger national initiative on batteries, such as an FME, SFI or similar. 

Relevant topics for collaboration 

The main focus for collaboration between NTNU and SINTEF will be research and development within selected parts of the battery value chain: 

  • Li-ion battery materials (anodes, cathodes, electrolytes)
  • Alternative battery chemistry
  • Celle production 
  • Testing and lifetime analysis 
  • Integration of batteries in mobile and stationary applications 
  • 2nd life batteries

A certain focus will also be given to establishing and developing a national infrastructure for battery research.