Europe moves further towards large-scale battery cell production
More than a dozen European ministers of economic affairs have released a statement setting out the next steps to turn Europe into an industrial hub for large-scale cell production. The role of SMEs and competition was highlighted as ministers said European cells should provide innovation in terms of raw material use and sustainability, hinting at a pivot away from lithium-ion.
Battery cell production
At the Friends of Industry conference in Paris this week, European economic ministers signed a seven-page statement which aims to accelerate battery cell production in the bloc. Ministers from France, Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain all endorsed the plan. The statement sets out four core objectives to realize battery cell production. Firstly, the signatories agreed a new commission be put in place to propose an ‘ambitious and comprehensive’ industrial strategy to be reached by 2030, with a focus on reducing regulatory burdens for small and medium sized enterprises.
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