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ASTRABAT in a nutshell

The EU project ASTRABAT has published a short web video outlining its mission: a new Lithium battery to boost e-mobility in Europe and cut green-house gas emissions

Transport and Mobility

08 July 2020 - “To date, only 2% of the world’s passenger vehicles are electric, due to factors such as limited battery autonomy and high costs. But with the transport sector causing a quarter of Europe’s green-house gas emissions, a dramatic change is needed.” These are the first lines of the video published by the ASTRABAT research project to present in a concise and easy-to-understand way how they will foster the widespread adoption of electric mobility and help Europe reduce its green-house gas emissions. The video was released along with the project flyer. ASTRABAT is a European initiative aiming to develop a new efficient Lithium-ion battery for the electric vehicle market. The goal is to fulfil Europe’s need for a safe, powerful, sustainable and marketable battery for green mobility that could be manufactured in Europe on a massive scale. ASTRABAT is run by a consortium of 14 partners from 8 European countries led by France’s CEA. It includes leading research centres and universities, as well as companies specialising in batteries and energy. These partners have long track records in the field of battery technologies, including state of the art electrochemistry and modelling. The video and the flyer were developed by Fondazione ICONS, the partner responsible for the project’s communication and dissemination activities. ASTRABAT is funded by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission, for a total budget of approximately €8M. The project is part of a broader drive by the European Union to boost electric mobility in order to help achieve its goal to slash green-house gas emissions by 80-95% by 2050. It is of strategic importance for Europe to come up with a competitive Li-ion battery and become self-sufficient in its energy transition models. Further information Online channels: Website: | LinkedIn: @astrabat-project | Twitter: @astrabat Overview: Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement number: 875029 Duration: 42 months (1 January 2020 – 30 June 2023) Project Coordinator: Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France) Consortium: 14 partners from 8 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine) • Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (France) • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany) • Politechnika Warszawska (Poland) • Umicore (Belgium) • Nanomakers (France) • DAIKIN Chemical Europe GmbH (Germany) • Université de Limoges (France) • Leitat Technological Center (Spain) • Leclanché GmbH (Germany) • Yunasko-Ukraine LLC (Ukraine) • ELAPHE pogonske tehnologije d.o.o. (Slovenia) • LOMARTOV S.L. (Spain) • Fondazione ICONS (Italy) • PSA ID (France) Contact: Sophie Mailley (Project coordinator) Commissariat à l‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives E-mail: Phone: +33 4 3878 2531 Press contact: Giulio Mazzolo Fondazione ICONS E-mail: Phone: +39 0371 091065


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