A tour through INERIS laboratories started the THOR second General Assembly in Paris, last November 30th 2023. The meeting was the second one since the European project began and aimed to gather all partners involved in the activities.
Coordinated by CEA, the project wants to innovate battery design by developing a virtual tool able to reduce the number of physical tests.
During the meeting, partners provided updates on the progress of their tasks. Varta Innovation talked about the specifications and prototype cells that will be supplied and showed the initial steps of the model parametrization. CEA reported that they have started working on the data model, which will be available on STELLAIRE, an application that can store all the useful data.
VUB has explained the next steps in the development of the testing matrix aims at a strategic ageing test methodology. ICONS has followed to talk about the latest communication activities and the standardization activities in charge of UNE. To close the first day, all partners have been involved in an exploitation workshop focused on the key exploitable results, the related Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and measures, and the partners’ exploitation options.
During the last day of the assembly, INERIS announced that they would recruit a PhD student to work on the safety model development and FEAC explained how they would proceed to create the Reduced Order Models (ROMs) required for the Digital Twin. This is a virtual tool that Flash Battery and ENGIE-LABORELEC will validate at a later stage of the project and that will be used to apply notably stationary profiles. A demonstration of the first version of the STELLAIRE application (not yet deployed) was presented by CEA.
VUB will host the next meeting in Brussels in six months. This will be the right opportunity to discuss the project’s further progress and take a step forward in its significant battery challenge.