Comau joins EU solid-state battery project ‘Spinmate’

Italian automation specialist Comau, part of the Stellantis Group, has joined the EU-funded Spinmate project, which aims to develop innovative and scalable manufacturing techniques for solid-state battery cells.

The European battery initiative has stated that it intends to demonstrate the feasibility of a scalable pilot line as a first step towards large-scale manufacturing of Generation 4b cells and modules for solid-state batteries to support the electrification of the automotive sector. As part of the project, Comau will not only help create large-scale manufacturing processes for next-generation solid-state batteries but also help drive the development of advanced equipment for solid-state cell assembly.

The company will also develop new proprietary algorithms for the design and optimisation of cell manufacturing equipment and apply its digital solutions in a new environment.

Project name ‘Spinmate’ stands for “Scalable and sustainable Pilot line based on INnovative MAnufacturing TEchnologies towards the industrialization of Solid-State Batteries for the automotive sector”. The project started in 2022, has a duration of four years, a budget of almost 7 million euros and is subsidised under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Spinmate’s consortium leader is Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering

This is not Comau’s first foray into the European battery research scene, as the company is also actively involved in “three of Europe’s top battery consortiums”, having joined the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) and the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) at the beginning of 2021. Additionally, Comau is part of the non-profit organization ‘Upcell’, which is aiming to build a European value chain for batteries.

“Initiatives such as these are key to achieving the world’s energy transformation goals and underscore Comau’s ongoing dedication to helping promote and enable a truly circular economy,” confirms Gian Carlo Tronzano, Head of Battery Cell Global Competence Center. “We are proud to be at the forefront of the effort to speed technology advances toward the industrialization of next-generation, solid-state batteries
and their related technologies, thus helping create value for OEMs and suppliers alike.”


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