Cell Manufacturing Strategy

In order to develop cell manufacturing you need a cell manufacturing strategy. This needs to be thought through from access to the raw materials, workforce development, long term financial support and ensuring you have ongoing research. This requires sustained leadership and direction. The strategy for this from the European Battery Alliance (EBA) [2] clearly defines … Read more

1 GWh of Cells

A look at the numbers around 1 GWh of cells and what could you do with 1 GWh of energy. There are more equivalents for 1 GWh and 1GWh of cells, but hopefully this just helps put the unit into perspective. References Manufacturing Process In order to engineer a battery pack it is important to … Read more

Cell Sample Maturity

A B C D Sample development

Cell Sample Maturity is normally defined by the A, B, C, D sample definitions. These stages of the cell design, production line development and material supply are key to the relationship between the cell manufacturer and cell customer. The customer needs to have confidence in the cell design, robustness and quality and this is only … Read more

Cell Internal Short Circuits

particle or debris in a cell

Although very rare, cell internal short circuits are a leading cause of battery thermal runaway. They are a major safety issue for any application of a battery pack. Hence there is a requirement to prevent them and to detect them. Common hazards of battery thermal runaway include toxic off-gassing, smoke, fire, and even an explosion. … Read more