Aloitetaan johdonmukaisesti

Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden ERUF

Period: 7.9.2023 - 31.8.2024

Content: We are witnessing the formation of a new battery cluster in Vaasa with
GigaVaasa showing the way. To get the battery industry up on its feet we must
Start Logically. Currently, Vaasa is almost completely missing physical
infrastructure for battery education, learning environments, research, and
development. Theoretical battery education has already started even if
practical environments are lacking. There is a FREESI-laboratory, which is
under the control of the University of Vaasa and VEBIC, that possesses a small
and limited battery testing laboratory with a battery cycler and climate
chamber that's the main purpose is research and not education. The goal of this
project is to form a state-of-the-art battery laboratory cell in the
Technobothnia laboratory, which can be used as a learning environment as well
as a battery test bed for joint use with companies. From an electrical
engineering point of view, the most basic measurements that you can test your
battery with are done with a battery cycler and a potentiostat. Together with
the climate chamber, they form a meaningful combination of basic battery
laboratory work and practical education in the field of batteries.The
investment into the equipment is planned and measured so that the equipment can
facilitate many different cell sizes, and within limits also battery modules
and battery packs. The battery cycler will allow showcasing all kinds of
different chemistries and their characteristics, checking cell’s function,
drive cycle simulation, durability testing, calendar, and cyclic age testing.
The potentiostat is a versatile electrochemical measurement tool, which can be
used to measure the impedance of the cells, in addition to interpreting the
chemical reactions occurring inside the cells with voltammetry. Managing the
external conditions repeatably with the climate chamber is also a vital part of
battery testing. This investment strongly supports the development of existing
and ongoing R&D in the field of smart energy systems.

Focus area: Hållbar energiteknik

Campus: Vasa Wolffskavägen 33

Financers: Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden (ERUF)

Project owner: VAMK

Project manager: Hans Lindén

Partners: Vaasan yliopisto