The seminars are planned for 9th of November, 2022 and will be in parallel sessions, therefore you can choose from the following two options.

Option 1:

Battery cell production 4.0 – Processes, products and their interactions

Gain in-depth knowledge of the battery production process chain. The seminar covers all steps from mixing to cell finishing with a focus on production technology and process monitoring.


A profound know-how of product-process interactions and their influence on cell performance and overall costs is crucial to make well-founded decisions in battery production industry. The goal is therefore to realize an efficient production chain with online monitored production parameters to increase the economic efficiency and decrease the environmental impact. This knowledge allows to set up sustainable battery production lines with high flexibility regarding the specific cell requirements and applications.

The seminar will focus on production processes, production parameters and resulting products. The application of industry 4.0 solutions in that context will be demonstrated. According battery cell production the objective to design advanced and application specific charge transfer structures of electrodes, their production processes and subsequent cell assembly processes will be discussed. Data on single processes, their interaction and quality parameters involved will be presented to understand the impact of materials and especially processes on physical electrode properties of mechanical, structural and electrical nature. Regarding process-structure-property relationships these physical electrode characteristics will be correlated with cell performance. New monitoring technologies for essential and sensitive production steps to maximize production efficiency will be discussed. To complete the talk future trends in electrode and cell production will be discussed in context with upcoming cell technologies to give cutting-edge insight and future prospects in battery production.

09:00-11:30Introduction, material overview & electrode productionProf. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade & Fabienne Huttner
11:30-11:45Coffee break 
11:45-12:45Cell assembly & digitalizationJulia Meiners & Gabriela Ventura
12:45-13:30New technologiesDr. Peter Michalowski
13:30Meet, greet and lunch 

Option 2:

Green Battery – Life Cycle Engineering towards sustainable battery recycling

Gain in-depth knowledge on state of the art battery recycling technologies and the respective process steps. The seminar covers different recycling technologies and their influences on the provision of sustainable value chains for battery materials.


Electro mobility aims to reduce the global greenhouse emissions from the transport sector and therefore mitigate the climate change effects. However, the production of batteries is resource intensive and uses raw materials which are linked to high economic, environmental and social costs and are critical such as Cobalt and Lithium. Recycling provides materials for new battery production with lower environmental impacts compared to primary materials and reduces the dependency on raw material imports. The proposed EU Battery Directive puts stringent requirements for OEMs related to an End-of-Life-Management with e.g. recycling efficiency targets, minimum recycled content and a transparent exchange of information. Therefore, the issue of high quality recycling will become more important. In this seminar different recycling technologies will be introduced and analyzed in detail.

Industrial processes of Lithium-Ion battery recycling are three major processes: hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and mechanical recycling processes. The seminar provides an overview of the basic processes, the respective advantages and disadvantages and the challenges in recycling. Here, the focus is on mechanical recycling; in particular, the shredding and separation of valuable materials is taken into account. Furthermore, innovative approaches such as graphite recycling, electrolyte recovery and recycling of novel battery technologies (like solid-state batteries) will be discussed.

The different process chains have individual advantages and disadvantages which can be analyzed using life cycle thinking. This seminar will provide an overview of the state of the art in life cycle environmental assessment of traction batteries and demonstrate how high quality recycling pathways contribute to the goal of sustainable batteries. With this, the participants will be able to understand and interpret environmental hot spots along the batteries life cycle and in particular within the recycling process chains. The participants will be sensitized to the influencing factors as well as technical, temporal and geographical variability.

09:00-10:15Life cycle assessmentDr.-Ing. Felipe Cerdas
10:15-11:30Mechanical recyclingDr.-Ing. Harald Zetzener
11:30-11:45Coffee break 
11:45-12:45Hydrometallurgical recyclingProf. Dr.-Ing. Bengi Yagmurlu
12:45-13:30Pyrometallurgical & graphite recyclingDr.-Ing. Mozaffar Abdollahifar
13:30Meet, greet and lunch