The Battery Network was launched in January 2018. The purpose is to ensure that all Global Citizens benefit from safer traffic, cleaner vehicles and more sustainable technological solutions. All this will be achieved by creating a competitive and sustainable battery cell manufacturing value chain all over the World.
The economic upside is clear: the market will have an estimated annual value of up to trillions of dollars And Euros by 2030.By combining cutting-edge competences, financial strength and a cross-industrial approach, a competitive and sustainable production capacity is clearly within the near future.
The industrial development program of the Global Battery Network is driven by multiple Industries and Governments. Thanks to its experience in supporting battery and storage innovations, The Battery Network was asked “to continue its groundwork in partnership with the Global industry, academia, and financial sectors, with a view to delivering first recommendations on enabling future battery production plans”.
The Battery Network (www.batttery.network) took the lead in this work, bringing together more than 280 Global stakeholders representing the all the battery value chain. The result is a definition of dozens of necessary actions to set up a dynamic and efficient global Battery Network and to capture a significant share of the rapidly expanding global battery market.
Since these initial meetings the network has grown into an open ecosystem of more than 400 stakeholders actively collaborating to build a strong and competitive global battery industry.
Priority Actions Plans
In a series of calls and meetings, we have identified key objectives and prioritised plans that are crucial for reaching the goals of the Global Battery Action Plans. The objectives and actions are presented below. If you would like to collaborate on any of these actions, please contact us.
Make sure to have access tobattery raw materials over the long term at stable cost
Secure access to raw materials from resource-rich countries outside from various continents and countries
Facilitate the expansion & creation of domestic sources of raw materials.
3. Evaluate and start access to secondary raw materials through cost-competitive recycling using circular economy strategy of batteries
Support global battery manufacturing in order not to miss the expected massive growth in market demand
4. Ensure the availability of high-quality and high-performance cells for global industries for the purpose of maintaining the competitiveness of several domestic
5. Front-loading financially, and/or other financial instruments such as tax incentives, the necessary investments are a must in order to be prepared for demand uptake.
6. Accelerate the process and cut time to market to meet market demand and surpass international
Create and support new markets for batteries, e.g through the “Clean Energy” & the “E-Mobility”. This also includes new initiatives, to support sustainable solutions for power, transportation and industry sectors in line with global climate goals.
7. Increase the demand for electric mobility solutions including “yellow machines”.
8. The function of batteries and battery systems must be seen as multifunctional, in the context of both power and transportation sectors. For Energy Storage Systems (ESS), regulation (or absence of regulation) enabling the right business models is crucial.
9. Use incentives to make storage an alternative to conventional grid reinforcement.
10. Enable integration of ESS at all levels of the power system including behind the meter.
Grow World’s R&I capacity. Develop and strengthen skilled workforces in all parts of the value chain and make Domestic hubs attractive for world-class experts.
11. Create a competitive advantage with constant incremental (lithium-ion) and disruptive (e.g. silicon) R&I connected to the industrial ecosystem. This applies to all the steps of the value chain (advanced materials, new chemistries, advanced manufacturing process, BMS, recycling, business model innovations).
12. Conduct advanced research in battery chemistry, battery systems, manufacturing and recycling. Increase academic output in these areas through the involvement of industrial stakeholders.
13. Attract worldwide talent with lighthouse projects for cell manufacturing. This is necessary because sufficient and key human capital skills are missing in Europe, especially in the field of applied process design.
14. Make Domestic Workplaces attractive for world-class experts and create a competent workforce.
Involve the regional citizens in the journey: inform, educate & motivate
15. At the end of the supply chain there is always a B2C transaction. Public-sector efforts (education in schools, role modelling and so on) should be invested in the general population’s awareness and understanding of the entire value chain so that there is relevant societal appropriation from the start. Fighting to keep the supply chain in your region will definitely help bridge the gap between the regional citizens and the politicians.
Ensure maximum safety for regional citizens and create a competitive advantage through standardisation
16. Standardize storage-related installations and safety rules, including charging infrastructure, active load compensation and the enabling of vehicle-to-grid solution
Ensure maximum information about Battery topics for regional citizens and create a competitive homepage