Final General Assembly – Lommel, Belgium

On the 4th of October, the SENSIBAT consortium came together for the last time for their final General Assembly meeting hosted by partner Flanders Make in Lommel, Belgium. The GA-meeting was kicked-off by a welcoming lunch, followed by several technical Work Package presentations and technical discussions, looking towards the upcoming activities for the last three months of the project. After the GA-meeting, the consortium had their closing dinner at the Tuincafé restaurant in the centre of Lommel.

On the 5th of October, the SENSIBAT project hosted the second Advisory Board Workshop. During the workshop, SENSIBAT partners presented the general project overview, the two sensor technologies that have been developed, the module design and the results of the cost-benefit analysis. In addition, presentations have been given by several external parties; two young researchers, the partner project Spartacus (same HORIZON2020 call topic) and BEPA (Batteries European Partnership Association). The workshop participants also got a tour through the Flanders Make facilities with as highlight the SENSIBAT module with the integrated temperature and pressure sensor matrices (Level 1 sensors).

Following the SENSIBAT project AB workshop, the advisory board members commended the project for its significance and aspiration. Additionally, they highlighted pertinent points that must be taken into account throughout the last months of the project.

The integration of the Level 2 sensors in 1 Ah cells has no more than a minor impact on the cell performance, negligible compared to those arising by the manual stacking process during cell production. The successful integration allows the project partners to gain additional information on the investigated cells regarding cell/electrode design, State-of-Health observations and aging processes.

We want to thank everyone for joining the workshop and all the efforts made to make it a success, especially Flanders Make for their organisation and hosting of the meeting!