Our battery lab has a unique infrastructure to accelerate the development of new battery chemistry and designs. Discover how we can work together.

Safe, sustainable, and non-expensive batteries are more and more desired to cope with the ever-increasing need for higher shares of renewable energies in the energy mix and electrification of the transport sectors. Electrical energy storage technologies are of vital importance on the path towards a fully sustainable future. Storage can smoothen the intermittent production of renewable energy and improve matching demand and supply. In traction applications electrical energy storage offers a more energy efficient alternative to the conventional solutions.

VITO/EnergyVille's advanced battery testing lab

Multiple electrical energy storage technologies exist. Selecting the optimal one for a given application is a complex matter which requires a lot of expertise and knowledge.

VITO/EnergyVille has one of the most extensive battery testing labs in Flanders, consisting of multiple battery and cell testers and a flexible setup. On top of that, we have extensive experience in evaluating products objectively, according to external standards. The lab functions according to the international quality, environment and safety standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

We can perform performance and lifetime tests according to any customer specified profile. The state of the art equipment allows the testing of batteries and ultra-capacitors on cell, module and system level, independent of the specific technology or the type of cells.

Both commercially available technologies as well as prototypes can be assessed in different environmental conditions. We have elaborate experience in developing custom efficiency test procedures that are equivalent to actual application cycles (electric vehicles, PV connected batteries, ...).

VITO/EnergyVille offers performance and lifetime tests according to international standards:

  • Static capacity tests at various discharge currents
  • Constant power discharge tests
  • Hybrid pulse power characterisation tests
  • Self-discharge tests
  • Cold cranking tests
  • Thermal performance tests
  • Energy-efficiency tests
  • Charge sustaining cycle life tests
  • Charge depleting cycle life tests
  • Calendar life tests

The VITO/EnergyVille Battery Testing Lab can provide various temperature profiles for each test, as well as several current ripple profiles.

Our staff of highly skilled engineers and technicians helps you to translate the evaluation results into advice for a specific product or business. If needed, we can support the product development and integration of technologies from a few hours of consultancy to a full development project to your specifications.

More information about the labs at EnergyVille and their testing facilities can be found on EnergyVille's website.