On June 14th, in Paris, BPI France and the European Battery Alliance, powered by EIT InnoEnergy were happy to gather the French battery ecosystem to focus on the various existing supports at both European and French levels.
After a strong acceleration in the past few years, we are witnessing a structuring of the battery industry in Europe across the entire value chain driven by a tense context (IRA, energy crisis, need for sovereignty).
On this occasion, Johan Söderbom, our Thematic Leader Smart Grid and Energy Storage presented the fundamental drivers and the latest key trends about Evs, stationary storage and technology.
The representative of the European Battery Alliance (EBA250), Thore Sekkenes and Ilka Von Dalwigk reminded us of the key role of the EBA and the extent to which this alliance is supported by the European Commission. Since 2017, they developed a thriving European battery ecosystem that has grown remarkably and will continue to do so for many years to come.
The EBA action plan accelerated the industrial development in many fields: raw materials, active materials, battery manufacturing, application & integration and of course recycling.
Oana Penu, the InnoEnergy Skills Institute Director was also there to remind us of the big challenge we are facing about the skills aspects:
The various representatives of the French government and BPI reminded us that the battery sector is on the move in France, with the announcement of 4 factories, the creation of 10,000 jobs, 100 to 120 GW of battery production capacity targeted by 2030, and 38 projects supported by France2030 schemes.
In fact, the national battery strategy is based on 4 main themes:
This event was also anopportunity to highlight 8 innovatives startups of the battery industry who came especially for the occasion:
An expert panel was also gathered to tackle the subject of raw materials to see how we can accelerate materials circularity in the battery industry: