On 25 January, BALIHT consortium met for the sixth General Assembly of the project. The General Assembly took place in Madrid at the premises of one of our partners, Grupo COBRA.

This 1-day meeting mostly focused on the progress and next steps related to the transportation of the battery from Germany to Ibiza where it is to be installed within the next weeks. Indeed, our partners CMBlu, based in Alzenau, built the prototype battery thanks to the components they developed themselves, as well as other components sent by the other partners, such as the double-wall flexible tanks or the Battery and Energy Management Systems. Fruitful exchanges took place to ensure that the installation planning and testing cans stay on track. Indeed, the battery needs to be installed in Ibiza harbour’s new terminal, where it will be integrated to power the new infrastructures and EV charging points with energy coming from renewable sources.

The General Assembly also introduced to the whole consortium consolidated results on the life cycle assessment of the battery, including its social aspects. Preliminary findings were also presented about the economic analysis on the battery, covering transport, licensing, installation and O&M costs.

Finally, as the project is entering in its last months, the General Assembly was a good opportunity for the partners to address the next steps in terms of exploitation of the results, and the upcoming disseminating events, such as technical workshops, the production of a Technical Guidance Document and a final conference to be held in May.

We warmly thank Grupo COBRA for hosting the General Assembly!

Stay tuned for exciting upcoming events and publications!

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