CO2-Neutral Battery Manufacturing in Europe

Chances for European and Indian players and industry segments to still enter supply chains for battery manufacturing despite certain missing infrastructure and local production facilities were discussed on 4 September 2020. In a presentation held by the German P3 group GmbH success factors and roadblocks for new entrants in the battery cell manufacturing business were outlined. How to participate and compete with dominant market players were thereby key aspects. In this context, the depth of vertical integration into the value chain of battery cell production was most of the interest as it defines the number of potential chances and risks. Among other points, the availability of CO2 friendly energy grids, resulting in beneficial CO2 friendly components and raw material production were considered. Given the initial motivation of setting CO2 targets for the automotive industry, this specific characteristic of European location was another focus of the presentation. The Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office promoted the workshop and was the official partner of the same.