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Safety Testing Approaches for Large Lithium-Ion battery systems

Safety Testing Approaches for Large Lithium-Ion battery systems

Objective

The STALLION project develops and validates a safety framework for large stationary Lithium Ion batteries in all stages of their life cycle (commissioning, transport, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, decommissioning, recycling). It offers a unique approach by relating safety issues to root causes at all levels of the system (material, cell, module, pack, system). This two-axis safety assessment approach - all stages of the life cycle and all levels of the system - is experience-based through the involvement of partners active at all levels of the system and an advisory board consisting of organizations with experience in the application. This guarantees a thorough covering of all relevant cross-cutting issues.
The project will also establish the state of the art in the relevant technological areas like materials, cell architecture and detection methods. Based on this benchmark that will be available in the market of large stationary battery systems in coming years, mitigation measures will be defined to deal with the identified risks and bring the system within the previously defined safe boundaries.

All measures developed will be validated empirically. Laboratory tests on both safety and performance will be executed on materials and cells. Through our partners and Advisory Board, several large, commissioned grid-connected batteries are available for analysis at the system level. The gap between the cell level and the system level is covered by modeling the safety and thermal behavior.
Results will lead to a handbook on comprehensive and generic safety measures for large grid connected batteries. Through the standardization organizations in our AB, this handbook will be proposed to the relevant standardization bodies and it will be actively distributed to industry. STALLION will contribute to the standardization framework for large-scale Li-ion battery testing and to a faster and safer deployment of Li-ion Batteries for grid application.

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Address

Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 576 514,40

Administrative Contact

Bart Mantels (Mr.)

Participants (7)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 559 428,15

ABB SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 136 365

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 365 450

DISPATCH ENERGY INNOVATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 199,20

UMICORE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 104 304,55

VDE PRUF- UND ZERTIFIZIERUNGSINSTITUT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 120 981,60

LIACON GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308800

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 800 006,69

  • EU contribution

    € 1 964 242,90

Coordinated by:

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium