Blue Solutions, a Bolloré Energy Group entity that has been designing and manufacturing lithium metal and polymer all-solid-state electric batteries for commercial vehicles for over 12 years, has signed a blanket agreement with Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne (SIP Biel/Bienne).
Under this contract, the two partners plan to collaborate in three major areas of research:
- Automated disassembly of battery packs and modules, an essential stage in the second life of batteries, involving numerous risks and requiring specific electrical accreditations;
- Modeling of the cell and part of the production process through a digital twin project;
- Accelerated aging tests on cells.
The Swiss Battery Technology Center (SBTC), one of SIP Biel/Bienne's four research centers, will be specifically involved in the collaboration with Blue Solutions. Alongside the Swiss Advanced Manufacturing Center, the Swiss HealthTech Center and the Swiss Smart Factory, it provides SIP Biel/Bienne with an organization that is unique in Switzerland for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.