Periodic Reporting for period 1 - HDBAT (High Density Batteries for e-Mobility and Industrial Automated Guided Vehicles.)
Reporting period: 2017-12-01 to 2018-05-31
Leclanché is focusing on these markets, starting in Europe and expending to North-America and Asia. To respond to the different market needs, we manufacture two types of cells in our factory line in Germany: high power (HP) and high energy (HE) cells. Through the HD-BAT phase 1 SME Instrument project, we undertook a feasibility study for several improvements on both cell technology to decrease price and weight per energy unit. We considered two aspects. The first one was chemistry, where the integration of upcoming active materials into our water-based electrode processing has been studied. The second one concerns the engineering work necessary to manufacture a novel, denser design and also accepts thinner non-active components into our cells.
The end result is that the innovations can be secured in three phases: 2019, 2021, and 2023, enabling a total reduction of cost of 32% of our HE cell and HP cells, and an increase in energy density by 27% for our HE cell and 38% for our high power cell.