Funded projects from Horizon Europe Work Programme 2022
SOURCE: Will develop, improve and demonstrate in an industrially relevant environment economically and environmentally viable routes for producing battery-grade synthetic graphite for high-performance anodes.
GR4FITE3: The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the creation of a sustainable supply chain for the European industrial graphite and carbon products for specific use as anode active materials in Lithium-Ion batteries designed for applications in electric vehicles and power sources for utilities, such as solar and wind farms.
OPERA: OPERA aims to develop new experimental techniques to gather data on stress fields, chemical composition, nucleation and growth kinetics, structural defects, and degradation in model battery cells at an atomic scale, for novel multiscale modelling approach with machine learning to gain a conceptual understanding of in-situ anode formation.
UltraBat: UltraBat will close the knowledge gap in the electron transfer process by pushing further the latest development of ultra-bright and ultra-fast X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) scattering and spectroscopy techniques together with visible ultrafast spectroscopy to study charge transfer between different redox centres in Li-rich layered intercalation compounds and at the solid/liquid interface.
OPINCHARGE: OPINCHARGE aims to develop a set of effective operando nanoanalytical techniques and methodologies to understand the interfacial processes at atomic levels in batteries in unprecedented level of detail.
BATMACHINE: The core vision of the project is centred on strengthening Europe’s battery cell industrial manufacturing value chain by developing new battery cell manufacturing machinery, prioritising minimising the energy for cells production, enhancing plant efficiency rates, and intelligent control process to reduce scrap.
GIGABAT: GIGABAT aims at strengthening the EU cell manufacturing industry and its value chain, by engaging its key players, for the development of GEN3b (Li-ion) batteries. This requires the development of new energy-efficient cell manufacturing machinery adapted to Gigafactory needs, and validation in pilot plants, as well as optimization of gigafactories via sector coupling.
TEMPEST: The TEMPEST project’s goal is to develop and mature a new generation of safe-by-design, recyclable, high-performance, and lightweight batteries for the largest possible swath of transport applications, bringing them to TRL 5 through three different demonstrator battery types (compact, large-scale, stationary).
EXTENDED: The EXTENDED overall objective is to design, develop and validate the next-generation battery pack systems for mass-market take-up of electrical vehicles and applications by developing efficient, lightweight, eco-designed and multi-life battery pack systems with substantially reduced charging times, increased range and lifetime an advanced BMS for 1st and 2nd life.
NEXTBAT: NEXBAT will significantly contribute to decrease the carbon footprint of the innovative battery system by decreasing production costs thanks to the high recyclability capacity of both hardware and cells components introduced along the production chain.
VERSAPRINT: The VERSAPRINT technical solutions will be achieved mainly by 2D/3D printing directly on battery components and will operate from the heart of the battery system, providing thermal regulation and safety features reducing risk of thermal runaway and toxic gas release, lowering weight, and easier dismantling.
SALAMANDER: The core concept of the SALAMANDER project is to develop and integrate embedded sensors and self-healing functionality in Li-ion batteries (LIB) to enhance their quality, reliability, and lifetime, by demonstrating “smart” aspects in the battery which analyse indicators of degradation and respond to trigger on demand self-healing.
HEALING BAT: The project aims to develop and implement self-healing concepts and materials in the critical battery components used in conventional Li-S batteries and extrapolate the ideas to develop a new class of self-healing structural batteries based on Li-S by investigating at the cell & component level.
PHOENIX: PHOENIX aims to develop battery cells with integrated sensors and self-healing (SH) functionalities. Tailor made triggering devices to activate SH mechanisms will be developed, prototyped and demonstrated in Generation 3b and 4a Li Ion batteries.
FASTEST: The FASTEST project aims develop and validate a fast-track testing platform able to deliver a strategy based on Design of Experiments (DoE) and robust testing results, combining multi-scale and multi-physics virtual and physical testing. To enable an accelerated battery system R&D and more reliable, safer and long-lasting battery system designs.
AccCellBaT: AccCellBaT addresses the lack of virtualization in battery development by substantially advancing virtualization, front-loading, and continuous Verification & Validation in future technology battery development to optimize battery design, cost, and time-to-market.
THOR: THOR aims to shorten time to market, by diminishing the number of physical tests and nurture innovation in battery conception by developing a virtual tool – a Digital Twin that simulates battery behaviour, representing commonly used battery chemistries.
BATTERY2030+: Collaborative, long-term research on future battery technologies has since 2019 been supported by the European Commission with the BATTERY 2030+ initiative. This project, BATTERY 2030+ CSA3, builds on earlier CSA efforts to coordinate and monitor research projects earmarked BATTERY 2030+ to work together towards the goals in the BATTERY 2030+ roadmap.
NEMO: NEMO project aims at advancing the state of the art of BMS by engaging advanced physics-based and data-driven battery models and state estimation techniques. Towards achieving this goal, the consortium tends to provide efficient software and hardware to handle, host, process, and execute these approaches within high-end local processors and cloud computing.
BATMAX: BATMAX aims to create a framework for next generation of battery management based on large amounts of data, both experimental, operational and synthetic, adaptable physics-based models, suitable reduced-order models for both physical BMS algorithms and real-time multi-scale digital twins, contributing battery safety, performance, reliability, and maximising operational value.
ENERGETIC: ENERGETIC project aims to develop the next generation BMS for optimizing batteries’ systems utilisation in the first (transport) and the second life (stationary) in a path towards more reliable, powerful and safer operations. The project contributes to the field of translational enhanced sensing technologies, exploiting multiple Artificial Intelligence models, supported by Edge and Cloud computing.
NEXTBMS: NEXTBMS aims to develop an advanced battery management systems (BMS) built on fundamental knowledge and experience with the physicochemical processes of lithium-ion batteries, which will enable the significant enhance of current modelling approaches, including the readiness for upcoming lithium (Li) battery material developments.
REBELION: REBELION will validate two circular schemes (including Light e-vehicles) to maximise 2nd life utility and domestic applications, enabled by a disruptive fast battery testing based on Electronic Noise Analysis, and an autonomous pack and module disassembly system with re-configuring capabilities for the ongoing battery types and formats.
REINFORCE: REINFORCE aims at designing, developing and deploying a novel sustainable, and highly efficient circular value chain serving as a reference for automated, safe and cost-efficient logistics and processing of EoL batteries from EV and stationary applications for repurposing and recycling.
RECIRCULATE: RECIRCULATE addresses the needs of European recycling sector by overcoming current challenges relating to automated dismantling and sorting; safe logistics; fast, cost-effective and reliable State of Health and State of Safety characterization.
BatteReverse: BatteReverse aims to enable the next generation of battery reverse logistics (RL). It will develop a more efficient and universal method for battery discharge and first diagnosis, safety packaging with a monitoring system, automated dismantling and sorting of battery components, and a more precise and faster Remaining Useful Life assessment.
Horizon Europe WP2021
Funded projects from Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021
ENICON: In view of a “domestic and foreign sourcing” procurement model, ENICON exploits the potential of (low-grade) Ni/Co resources within Europe, while improving and developing the Ni/Co-refining capacity that can process imported ores, concentrates and intermediates.
LiCORNE: LiCORNE aims to establish the first-ever Li supply chain in Europe, by increasing the European Li processing and refining capacity for producing battery grade chemicals from ores, brines, tailings and off-specification battery cathode materials.
RELiEF: RELiEF proposes an integrated recycling facility for Li from secondary raw material sources with continuous processing to produce battery materials. Li wastes will be reduced by more than 70%, which will instead be recycled into high value battery-grade material.
HighSpin: HighSpin aims to develop high-performing, safe and sustainable generation 3b high-voltage spinel LNMO||Si/C material, cells and modules with a short industrialisation pathway and demonstrate their application for automotive and aeronautic transport applications.
IntelLiGent: The IntelLiGent project answers to the need for general public acceptance of EVs, by facilitating the industrial deployment of next-generation batteries allowing for an increased driving range, fast charging capabilities, low cost and increased safety.
SiGNE: SiGNE will deliver an advanced lithium-ion battery aimed at a high capacity approach, namely high energy density, full fast charging capabilities, high full-cell cycling efficiency, high sustainability, and cost-competitiveness with large scale manufacturability and EV uptake readiness.
AM4BAT: AM4BAT will develop innovative component materials and assemble an anode-free all-solid-state battery (ASSB) manufactured by a cost-competitive and sustainable vat photopolymerization 3D printing.
HELENA: HELENA responds to the need of the development of a safe, novel high energy efficiency and power density solid state battery cells, based on high capacity Ni-rich cathode, high-energy Li metal anode and Li-ion superionic halide solid electrolyte for application in electric vehicles and, especially in aircrafts.
PSIONIC: PSIONIC advances the development of all-solid-state battery technology by employing amorphous cross-linked Polyethylene oxide (PEO) laminated on the thin lithium foil at the anode and high voltage cathode coated with a single-ion conductive polymer.
SEATBELT: SEATBELT ambition is to generate a local EU industry that revolves around a cost-effective, robust all-solid-state Li battery comprising sustainable materials by 2026,developing a battery cell meeting the needs of the Electric Vehicle and stationary industry.
BatWoMan: BatWoMan develops new sustainable and cost-efficient Li-ion battery cell production concepts, paving the way towards carbon neutral cell production within the European Union.
GIGAGREEN: GIGAGREEN aims to boost the next wave of electrode and cell component processing techniques, enabling breakthrough innovations to improve the environmental, economic and social performance of generation 3b Li-ion cells manufacturing industry.
greenSPEED: The greenSPEED project offers solutions for new sustainable electrode and cell manufacturing processes with reduced energy consumption, lower carbon footprint and ZERO Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emissions, by developing electrodes manufactures by innovative dry processes.
NoVOC: NoVOC aims to design and demonstrate two competitive aqueous and dry cell manufacturing technologies for automotive batteries intended for production in Europe, by integrating two novel electrode processes into the cell assembly process and demonstrating manufacturability.
ADVAGEN: ADVAGEN will develop a new lithium metal (LiM) battery cell technology based on a safe, reliable, and high performing hybrid solid-state electrolyte (LLZO-LPS based), which will strengthen the EU as a technological and manufacturing leader in batteries.
PULSELiON: PULSELiON project aims to develop the manufacturing process of Gen 4b solid-state batteries (SSBs) based on lithium-metal anode, sulphide solid electrolytes, and Nickel-rich NMC cathode, adapting pulsed laser deposition technique developed by PULSEDEON.
SOLiD: The SOLiD project will create a sustainable and cost-efficient pilot scale manufacturing process for a high energy density, safe and easily recyclable solid-state Li-metal battery, with methods enabling the sustainable manufacturing of solid-state batteries with minimised amount of CRMs.
SPINMATE: SPINMATE aims to demonstrate a scalable, sustainable, safe and cost-effective digital-driven proof-of-concept pilot line, at a TRL6 level, as a first step towards the large-scale manufacturing of generation 4b (Gen 4b) SSB cells and module, in order to support the electrification of the automotive sector.
FREE4LIB: FREE4LIB aims to develop technologies to achieve 6 new sustainable and efficient processes to recycle EOL LIBs delivering innovative recycling solutions to reach highly efficient materials recovery improving the supply of secondary resources at EU level.
RESPECT: RESPECT main objective is to develop a global process encompassing a process-chain flexible enough to treat all kind of batteries in closed loop, considering the variability of Li-ion batteries chemistries, applications and states up to date not covered by any process on the State of the Art.
RHINOCEROS: Rhinoceros will develop, improve and demonstrate, in an industrially relevant environment, an economically and environmentally viable route for re-using, repurposing, re-conditioning and recycling of EoL EV and stationary batteries.
TranSensus LCA: TranSensus LCA aims to develop a baseline for a European-wide harmonised, commonly accepted and applied single life cycle assessment (LCA) approach for a zero-emission road transport system.
Horizon Europe projects
Horizon 2020 Battery Projects
Battery projects funded under Horizon 2020, under the LC-BAT calls
SOLiDIFY: Unique manufacturing process and solid-electrolyte material to fabricate Lithium-metal solid-state batteries (Gen. 4b).
ASTRABAT: Development of a hybrid electrolyte based on polymers and inorganic filler and membrane. These materials will tackle the generation 4a of cells using high voltage cathode materials.
SAFELiMOVE: Support a market-driven disruptive technology change towards high energy density batteries (up to 450 Wh/kg or 1200 Wh/L) and improve safety in a cost-effective manner.
SUBLIME: SUBLIME will bring the sulfide electrolyte solid-state battery technology to TRL 6. The scale-up to pre-industrial volume will ensure that results are, indeed, scalable to large-volume commercial manufacturing.
COFBAT: Building safer, long-lasting and market competitive batteries with high cyclability (≥10,000 cycles) by using high-capacity anodes coupled with cobalt-free cathode and with a very safe gel polymer electrolyte, leveraging partners’ knowledge in advanced materials.
NAIMA: Development and validation of a new generation of Sodium-ion (Na-ion) based batteries to unseat the current Li-based technologies.
ECO2LIB: The core of ECO²LIB are lithium-ion batteries using silicon-based materials. These materials are assessed with regards to predefined characteristics and used for the further optimisation and development of the electrodes.
SONAR: Development of a framework for the simulation-based screening of electroactive materials for organic redox flow batteries (RFBs) – in aqueous and non-aqueous solutions.
CompBat: Deploy sophisticated calculations to obtain data on molecules and their properties. Based on the results, the CompBat project will perform modelling of flow battery systems to allow for predictions on performance, and a cost estimation approach will be applied.
CUBER: Proposes the validation of a promising RFB technology, the all-copper redox flow battery (CuRFB), able to cover a wide range of the aforementioned market applications due to its simple, modular and scalable design, security and sustainability.
HIGREEW: Designs, develops and validates an advanced redox flow battery, based on new water-soluble low-cost organic electrolyte compatible with optimized low resistance membrane and fast electrodes kinetics for a high energy density and long-life service.
MELODY: Increase the power density of this novel redox flow battery concept to 20 kW/m2, and reduce the price of stored electricity well below 0.05 €/kWh.
BALIHT: Development of a new organic redox flow battery suitable for use at temperatures of up to 80ºC, without the need for a cooling system. This innovation allows the battery to be up to 20% more energy efficient than existing organic redox flow batteries.
COBRA: Using battery chemistry consisting of an LNMO cathode in combination with a composite anode based on nanometer silicon and graphite as active particles, the project will develop a novel Cobalt-free Lithium-ion battery technology
HYDRA: Hybridize high-power and high-energy electrode materials to create sustainable Li-ion battery cells with excellent energy density.
3beLiEVe: Deliver 250 cells of generation 3b in total and two demonstrator battery packs at TRL 6 / MRL 8
SeNSE: Create next-generation lithium-ion batteries with a silicon-graphite composite anode and a nickel-rich Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) cathode to reach a volumetric energy density of 750 Wh/l.
MODALIS2: Enabling the use of solid electrolytes for improved safety and to facilitate the use of Li-M for the negative electrode, the project will add relevant effects for next Gen Lithium-Ion batteries to state-of-the-art simulation tools
DEFACTO: Development of a multiphysic and multiscale modelling tool to improve the understanding of cell material behaviour and cell manufacturing process and to reduce the time and economic resources for the market uptake of cell innovations.
LiPLANET: Network of battery experts aiming to create an European innovation and production ecosystem for a more competitive Lithium battery cell manufacturing
SOLSTICE: Sodium-Zinc molten salt batteries for low-cost stationary storage
LOLABAT: Long Lasting Battery System through the development of a novel battery chemistry – a rechargeable nickel-zinc battery
SIMBA: Cost-effective, safe, all-solid-state-battery with sodium as mobile ionic charge carrier for next generation stationary energy storage applications
HyFLOW:Development of a sustainable hybrid storage system based on high power vanadium redox flow battery and super capacitor
HYBRIS: New generation of battery-based hybrid storage solutions for smarter, sustainable and more energy efficient grids and behind-the-meter systems
iSTORMY: Innovative and interoperable hybrid stationary energy storage system based on modular battery pack, modular power electronics interface and universal self-healing energy management strategy
HEROES: Development and demonstration of a disruptive hybrid high power/high energy stationary storage system for fast charging of EVs to be used in medium-size charging stations connected to the LV grid.
MARBEL: Manufacturing and assembly of modular and reusable Electric Vehicle battery for environment-friendly and lightweight mobility
LIBERTY: Lightweight Battery System for Extended Range at Improved Safety aiming at upgrading EV battery performance, safety and lifetime from a lifecycle and sustainability point of view
HELIOS: High-Performance modular battery packs for sustainable urban electromobility services
ALBATROSS: Advanced light-weight battery systems optimized for fast charging, safety, and second-life applications based on smart batteries and innovative cooling technologies
Current Direct:Development and demonstration of an innovative, interchangeable waterborne transport battery system and an Energy as a Service (EaaS) platform in the operational environment of the Port of Rotterdam
SEABAT: Modular full electric maritime hybrid battery concept to substantially reduce the costs of large waterborne battery systems
BIG MAP: Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform (which is part of the large-scale and long-term European research initiative BATTERY 2030+)
INSTABAT: Development of a proof of concept of smart sensing technologies and functionalities, integrated into a battery cell to monitor key parameters of a Li-ion battery cell, in order to provide higher accuracy states of charge, health, power, energy and safety (SoX) cell indicators
SENSIBAT: Development of a sensing technology for Li-ion batteries that measures in real-time the internal battery cell temperature, pressure, conductivity and impedance
SPARTACUS:Development of a multi functional sensor array technology for various types of batteries combined with an advanced battery management system ensuring improved charging behaviour and maximised battery lifetime
HIDDEN: Development of self-healing processes to enhance the lifetime and to increase the energy density of Li-metal batteries 50% above the current level achievable with current Li-ion batteries
BAT4EVER: Autonomous Polymer based Self-Healing Components for high performance, capable of extended lifetime, safe and reliable Li-ion batteries
BATTERY2030+: Large-scale and long-term European research initiative with the vision of inventing the sustainable batteries of the future, providing European industry with disruptive technologies and a competitive edge throughout the battery value chain