Development of battery cell production in Europe: market development and ecosystem structures

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The market potential for battery cells is huge. The European Commission estimates the market potential of batteries produced in Europe for use in electric vehicles at around €250 billion per year from 2025 onwards[1]. In the context of the expansion of renewable energies, the EU sees the development and production of batteries as a strategic necessity for Europe and a key component for the competitiveness of its automotive sector. However, there is still a significant lack of production capacity in Europe.

In collaboration with other European member states, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is therefore laying the foundation for the development of a European battery cell industry. Due to the European dimension of this project, the European Commission supports these activities within the framework of an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI).

But what can the projects funded by the IPCEI contribute to the development of battery cell production in Europe? This question is being investigated by the accompanying research for battery cell production for the BMWi, which will provide insights into its research in this presentation.

The presentation gives an overview of the market development and the structures of the ecosystem battery cell production in Germany and Europe. In addition to the market development and potentials for battery cell production in Germany and Europe, the presentation also outlines the actors, drivers and structures of the battery cell production ecosystem in Germany and Europe. The presentation also discusses the expected contribution that IPCEI projects can make to market development in Europe and how the actors involved in IPCEI projects are integrated into the ecosystem. Finally, the presentation closes with conclusions that contribute to a deeper understanding of an ecosystem battery cell production and that help to make good economic and structural policies and to strengthen networking activities of actors within this ecosystem. Thus they contribute to the development of this ecosystem.

[1] European Commission (2019): REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS AND THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK on the Implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries: Building a Strategic Battery Value Chain in Europe,, last checked 03/12/2021

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