This is a really interesting article on how the European Battery Alliance, which is lead by the innovation and technology accelerator agency, EIT InnoEnergy, has helped shape the European energy storage landscape. EIT InnoEnergy have focused their support on four technologies that they believe will have the greatest impact: lithium-ion batteries, flow batteries, super- and ultracapacitors and hydrogen.
The demand for lithium-ion batteries in Europe is growing exponentially, mainly driven by the supply for EVs. There are around two dozen gigafactories either planned or in construction in Europe. These are vital to supply Europe's strong automotive sector with locally manufactured, low-CO2 battery cells. Reducing the reliance on batteries manufactured in Asia will lead to greater cost efficiencies and significantly reduce the environmental impact caused by shipping batteries across the globe.
We are very pleased to partner with Verkor, an EIT InnoEnergy backed business, who are building a gigafactory in France. We have been conducting global searches to recruit the finest talent for their growing team.
At Hyperion, we are proud to work with leading clean technology and E-Mobility companies who are driving the clean energy and mobility transition forward.
Here is a link to some of our recent case studies where we have found exceptional senior level talent for some of the most innovative, high-growth cleantech companies
For EIT InnoEnergy, establishing a European battery manufacturing ‘ecosystem’ is not only an important part of decarbonisation strategy, it’s also an essential point in establishing and maintaining industrial competitiveness with other parts of the world, not only Asia, where the vast majority of batteries today come from, but also with the US and elsewhere as those regions also make inroads to establishing their own industries.