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MODALIS² expects to generate a significant impact on the cell and battery development in Europe, strengthening the European cell and battery manufacturing industry, Tier-1/-2 suppliers and OEMs. Besides these primary impacts, secondary impacts are generated by licensing models and exporting simulation tools on a global scale, benefiting academic research and the software industry in Europe.

The reduction of the development time and cost for battery cell of up to 30% through the development of generic physical model fit for next generation batteries (lead by WP2) and the development of model-based simulation tool chain (led by WP5) will lead to significant decrease in of development and shorter time to market for materials and cells innovations.

Optimizing the cell design using improved analysis methods that include different physical domains results in new tools to evaluate the cell behaviour of production-scale batteries, which will allow optimizing interactions between the various materials involved in a call production.

The resulting reduction of experiments cycles by a factor of 3 for the overall development process is enabled by the new characterization methods for model calibration based on ab initio modelling (WP3) and the sensitivity analysis allowing an optimized parameter calibration of fewer parameters (WP4). This approach will be carefully validated to allow up-scaling towards volume manufacturing of cells and materials.

The potential for reducing the battery R&I cost by 20% or more will be demonstrated through an iterative, rapid-prototyping process for Gen 4 battery manufacturing, where Gen 4 lab-scale cell manufacturing will be based on the simulation tools developed within MODALIS². The reduction of development efforts can be seen in the significantly faster development of Gen 4b cells using the simulation toolchain (see timing of the deliverables for Gen 3b and Gen 4b cells).