Almost 200 stakeholders from across the battery as well as magnet and e-drive value chains gathered at the EIT RawMaterials workshop held in Darmstadt. The event was part of the European Battery Alliance initiative and the EIT RawMaterials Lighthouse Program on Sustainable Materials for Future Mobility.
The success of the Mobility Transition fundamentally depends on the access to sustainable raw materials and advanced materials. The environmental footprint of a low emission vehicle is profoundly determined by those of the materials used. Acceleration, drive range, and reliability – to name a few factors – are particularly influenced by the underlying materials in the energy storage system and the e-drives.
The objectives of this Expert Forum were to i) gather the community from across the value chain, ii) enable dialogue among those stakeholders, and iii) identify key challenges and solutions. Representatives from 75 industry partners, 29 universities, 12 research organisations, 4 policy units, and 5 associations gathered in Darmstadt. Specific fields of collaboration were identified.