Tesla granted billions in EU public funding to develop battery cell technology in Germany

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Tesla granted billions in EU public funding to develop battery cell technology in Germany
By Maria Merano
February 1, 2021

Tesla won public funding from one of the EU Commission’s Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) programs. The funding will likely support Tesla’s plans for a massive battery cell factory near Giga Berlin in Grünheide.

In January, the Commission approved €2.9 billion worth of funds dedicated to a project called “European Battery Innovation,” which focuses on the research and innovation of the local battery value chain. The EU’s battery value chain concentrates on four categories, all of which Tesla falls under. The exact sum Tesla will receive in public funding has not been divulged by the Commission, though local government sources have noted that the funding will be in the “single-digit billions.”

The state aid framework for [IPCEIs] is based in principle on expenditure for research activities,” explained a spokesperson from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to Business Insider. “Investments in scaling are only recognized under state aid law insofar as the scaling is a result of research and development activities and itself includes an important research and development component. A general formula or similar for calculating the Funding does not therefore exist.”

With the European Battery Innovation project, the Commission seems hopeful that the EU will hold a strong position in the growing global battery industry, alongside China and the United States. Supporting Tesla might be a good step toward the EU Commission’s goals given the company’s extensive background, research, and developments in battery technology.

Tesla plans to build an advanced battery production plant to produce its 4680 battery cells near Gigafactory Berlin, which would then be used in vehicles like the Made-in-Germany Model Y. The EV automaker already received pre-approval for the battery cell factory for its Germany-based plant.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-berlin-battery-factory-funding/
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Title is just a little misleading. Tesla likely getting single digit billion+ in funding, but still good for them to crank out new batteries and maybe a locally sourced Cybertruck/Wolverine.

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Tesla granted billions in EU public funding to develop battery cell technology in Germany
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The EV automaker already received pre-approval for the battery cell factory for its Germany-based plant.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-berlin-battery-factory-funding/
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This funding and the bundled pre-approval for battery factory production mentioned are separate from the environmental processing foundry that feeds GigaBerin battery cell factory its lithium?

There remains the environmental hurdles in state of Brandenburg at this separate lithium processing building site to overcome water drainage, protection of source drinking water and construction impacts to existing natural resources. That’s the understanding from reading two different threads on this fourum, I’m reading.
 

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Tesla granted billions in EU public funding to develop battery cell technology in Germany
By Maria Merano
February 1, 2021

Tesla won public funding from one of the EU Commission’s Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) programs. The funding will likely support Tesla’s plans for a massive battery cell factory near Giga Berlin in Grünheide.

In January, the Commission approved €2.9 billion worth of funds dedicated to a project called “European Battery Innovation,” which focuses on the research and innovation of the local battery value chain. The EU’s battery value chain concentrates on four categories, all of which Tesla falls under. The exact sum Tesla will receive in public funding has not been divulged by the Commission, though local government sources have noted that the funding will be in the “single-digit billions.”

The state aid framework for [IPCEIs] is based in principle on expenditure for research activities,” explained a spokesperson from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to Business Insider. “Investments in scaling are only recognized under state aid law insofar as the scaling is a result of research and development activities and itself includes an important research and development component. A general formula or similar for calculating the Funding does not therefore exist.”

With the European Battery Innovation project, the Commission seems hopeful that the EU will hold a strong position in the growing global battery industry, alongside China and the United States. Supporting Tesla might be a good step toward the EU Commission’s goals given the company’s extensive background, research, and developments in battery technology.

Tesla plans to build an advanced battery production plant to produce its 4680 battery cells near Gigafactory Berlin, which would then be used in vehicles like the Made-in-Germany Model Y. The EV automaker already received pre-approval for the battery cell factory for its Germany-based plant.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-berlin-battery-factory-funding/
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Title is just a little misleading. Tesla likely getting single digit billion+ in funding, but still good for them to crank out new batteries and maybe a locally sourced Cybertruck/Wolverine.

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I know it's hard to keep up with all the threads in this forum.

But this thread is from January 26 under Battery&Charging https://www.cybertruckownersclub.co...proved-for-share-of-3-5b-eu-battery-aid.2312/
 

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This funding and the bundled pre-approval for battery factory production mentioned are separate from the environmental processing foundry that feeds GigaBerin battery cell factory its lithium?
This includes the recycling facilities Tesla is planning, but it seems other companies have gotten the raw materials production grants.

I think that's a separate issue from the environmental challenge, which I hope Tesla is ready for. Being from California where we do this regularly, it shouldn't be a surprise.

-Crissa
 
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