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The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) is now up and running!


17 Dec 2020



The Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) has been officially launched on 14 December 2020. The newly created association already counts 137 members from the European Battery community willing to contribute to the ambitious upcoming Research & Innovation Partnership on Batteries under Horizon Europe, the next Framework programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union

Brussels, 15 December 2020 – Yesterday, the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA A.i.s.b.l.) has held its first Statutory General Assembly which reviewed and validated the Articles of the Association and elected the representatives of its Governing Bodies (complete list of BEPA elected representatives enclosed).

The Batteries European Partnership’s ambition is to establish by 2030 a world-class battery innovation ecosystem in Europe to boost a competitive, sustainable and circular European battery value chain for the power sector and e-mobility, enabling the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.

The official contractual agreement between the European Commission and BEPA should be signed in April 2021. The agreement will be the foundation of a Public-Private Partnership, bringing together - on the public side - the European Commission and - on the private side - all the interested stakeholders of the European battery community regrouped in BEPA, the Batteries European Partnership Association.

BEPA already gathers a total of 137 members of which 54 are industrial players, 56 research organisations, and 27 associations and others.

The main missions of the BEPA will be:

  • to provide strategic recommendations for battery-related R&I activities to be funded under the Horizon Europe Work Programmes related to batteries
  • to support and oversee the portfolio of projects funded under the Partnership Work Programmes
  • to create and reinforce networks between the battery value chain Industry, Research and Technology Organisations, universities and others, and ensure synergies with other European Partnerships and initiatives
  •  to support the development of EU regulations on battery standards, safety, and sustainability and actively promote and monitor innovation uptake in the market.

For more information regarding BEPA (including how to apply to become a member), please consult our website:

Press contact:

Secretariat BEPA -    +32 2 743 29 92

Secretary-General –   +32 471 67 47 29

Batteries European Partnership Association

1st Statutory General Assembly – Elected representatives

On the 14th December BEPA General Assembly, the following candidates have been elected to the governing bodies of the Association:


Chair of the Association: Michael Lippert, SAFT

Vice-Chair acting as Treasurer of the Association: Kurt Vandeputte, UMICORE

Research Vice-chair of the Association:  Simon Perraud, CEA


Battery raw materials industry:


Battery advanced materials industry:

  • Kurt Vandeputte, UMICORE

Battery manufacturing industry:

  • Michael Lippert, SAFT

Battery manufacturing supply industry:

  • Carlo Novarese, COMAU

Battery automotive industry:

  • Franz Geyer, BMW

Other battery applications industry:

  • Luigi Lanuzza, ENEL X

Battery research members:

  • Simon Perraud, CEA
  • Edel Sheridan, SINTEF ENERGI


Philippe Jacques, EMIRI


In addition to the Executive Board members,

Battery raw materials industry:

  • Tuomas Van der Meer, METSO OUTOTEC

Battery advanced materials industry:

  • Daniel Gloesener, SOLVAY

Battery manufacturing industry:

  • Olivier Colas, BLUESOLUTIONS
  • Daria Hedberg, GEYSER BATTERIES
  • Bernhard Riegel, HOPPECKE BATTERIEN

Battery manufacturing supply industry:

  • Stefano Saguatti, MANZ

Battery automotive industry:

  • Volker  Hennige, AVL List
  •  Christophe Petitjean, VALEO

Other battery applications industry:

  • Laurent Torcheux, EDF
  • Roberto Cingolani, LEONARDO Company

Battery recycling industry:

  • Tero Holländer, FORTUM

Battery research members:

  • Oscar Miguel Crespo, CIDETEC
  • Henning Lorrmann, FRAUNHOFER Gesellschaft
  • Kristina Edström, UPPSALA University


  • Patrick Clerens, EASE
  • Claude Chanson, RECHARGE



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