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VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

General description

VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. We are owned by the Finnish state. We advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time. This is how we create sustainable growth, jobs and wellbeing and bring exponential hope.

Expertise related to the project

VTT can characterize energy storage devices in small and large scale, and develop battery management systems for them. Our goal is to increase the sustainability of batteries by developing new materials and manufacturing & recycling methods, and by increasing the lifetime and energy density. We test and develop new battery manufacturing processes both in lab and pilot scale.

Our aim in the next generation battery field is to find solutions to cope with the increasing energy storage need and limited material availability. To achieve this goal, we develop energy storage devices, which utilize sustainable materials like biocarbon. Such batteries would be optimal for stationary energy storage where high energy density is not the most important parameter. In addition, we aim to manufacture long-lasting and safe solid-state batteries, or even flexible batteries. These batteries would be suitable e.g., for electric vehicles and wearable electronics.

We can offer a platform to test both standard and novel battery processing methods and help to upscale the production.  In addition, VTT has the capability to assemble both coin and pouch cells in inert atmosphere. Our unique printed intelligence facilities and knowhow enable the integration of batteries with other components, such as solar cells, sensors, and LEDs.

In the TwinVECTOR project, VTT is the leader of WP3 Boosting research capacity in battery assembly & prototyping. We will utilise our facilities, expertise and knowhow in battery manufacturing, assembly and characterization to ensure achieving the project goals and support the consortium in preparing battery demonstrators. VTT is also very active in EU projects and can thus support in project management related topics.