The project helping to grow by 1500% in battery manufacturing in Europe has Izertis as a technological partner
The European Gigabat project was created with the idea of revolutionising the pace of battery cell manufacturing in order to meet the EU's 2030 targets. Production in the European Union currently stands at 60 GWh, and is expected to grow to 900 GWh in the next 7 years. This initiative is committed to the creation of gigafactories to meet the levels of demand for the coming years. The Old Continent wants to reduce its production dependence on other countries in order to create a large-scale manufacturing value chain for a sustainable and environmentally friendly transition.
Izertis will be in charge of leading the digitalisation area, the aim of which is to optimise production processes by improving machinery. In addition, it promotes sustainability, reduces carbon footprint and implements European-made machinery to develop the next generation of GEN3b (Li-ion) batteries. The technology consultancy brings its experience in digital metamorphosis to this type of process that seeks to create gigafactories using AI and blockchain.
The programme is composed of 5 countries (Spain, Italy, France, Germany and Sweden) and 16 partners, which have the common goal of minimising energy consumption, eliminating air and water pollution and integrating intelligent control processes to minimise waste, thus reducing costs and environmental impact.
Izertis will be in charge of leading Gigabat's digitisation division
The launch of Gigabat took place last July in San Sebastian, at the headquarters of CIDETEC. Iker Boyano, project coordinator, said: "We are delighted to coordinate the Gigabat project, which aims to revolutionise battery manufacturing in Europe through sustainable and digitised gigafactories. The teamwork and diversified approach used by the 16 partners will ensure industrial independence through the use of European-built machinery and the optimisation of the value chain for the battery manufacturing industry. Together, we will promote innovation, improve sustainability and battery efficiency and support the climate neutrality goals of the European Union's European Green Pact".
The project is funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe programme, which estimates a duration of 42 months to achieve the final objective for the creation of these gigafactories and to reach the estimated levels of GWh for 2030 by the EU.