LOMARTOV's involvement in the i-HeCoBatt project

LOMARTOV’s involvement in the i-HeCoBatt project, an innovative battery heat exchanger for electric vehicles in extreme conditions and its conclusions

On the past 30th of June 2022, the i-HeCoBatt project was officially concluded after 42 months of activities where LOMARTOV worked in close collaboration with other five European partners, including a top automobile manufacturer AUDI, a leading automotive components manufacturer MIBA, an automotive data management software developer DATIK, supported by first-order two European research centres CEA and CIDETEC as a project coordinator.

The project delivered significant results in developing an innovative, cost-bursting industrial battery heat exchanger to minimise the impact on fully electric vehicle range in extreme conditions. In parallel, it contributed to the expected impact of the smart, green and integrated transport section to face the challenge of developing new components, systems and architectures required for the next generation of electrified vehicles proposed by the Horizon 2020 European funding programme for research and innovation.

During these 4 years, the i-HeCoBatt project has achieved its primary objectives in developing a smart, cost bursting and industrial battery heat exchanger established in the initial phase of the project lifetime, namely:

  • Smart: because new sensing functionalities have been implemented in the thermal system to monitor the whole battery pack thermal system.
  • Cost bursting: because expensive components have been replaced with cost-efficient components of current state-of-the-art (SoA) products, and the number of parts is minimised.
  • Industrial, in two different senses: it has been tested in an appropriate simulated industrial environment, and it has been produced through high throughput manufacturing routes, applying the eco-design methodology to optimise its environmental and economic performance.

Withing the project, LOMARTOV had an essential role on one side in implementing eco-design, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) approaches to each step of the process of the heat-exchanger development, in order to guide all previous studies’ result in a sustainable frame. On the other side, being the Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Data Management work package leader, ensuring that i-HeCoBatt had an effective and efficient international exposure through appropriate measures.

To conclude, considerate efforts have been performed in 9 work packages, delivering 44 deliverables, attending 22 events and conferences, preparing 5 scientific publications, 5 press releases and notes, 3 newsletters. Finally, in collaboration with the partners, related projects, and involved companies, LOMARTOV organised 2 webinars, engaging +100 attendees and hosted a final workshop with +60 attendees in person and +260 online.

LOMARTOV had the privilege of being part of this ambitious and successful project, collaborating with all involved partners from different sectors, and providing its knowledge to make i-HeCoBatt and electromobility development a reality and present the benefits of new functionalities for future users.

For more information, visit the project website using this link.

Also, consult the final PRESS RELEASE here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 824300.

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