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Green and Sustainable Processes for Electrode Production

Objective

Lithium-ion technology is the means to greener and more sustainable mobility and other mobile applications, but the process of cell manufacturing is still energy consuming and using environmentally harmful substances. 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.
To that aim, the project main target is developing a battery cell comprised of electrodes manufactured by innovative dry processes. Our composite cathode, based on Ni-rich NMC, is to be manufactured by scalable roll-to-roll dry electrode coating process, that fully removes the use of casting-solvents and eliminates the need of energy-intense drying-, condensate and transportation process required in state-of-the-art electrode fabrication. The greenSPEED high-capacity pure-silicon anode is to be manufactured taking full advantage of our innovative process based on Microwave-Assisted Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (MW-PECVD), which deposits porous silicon directly on the copper current-collector starting from locally produced silane gas (SiH4). Moreover, the use of advanced modelling and simulation techniques including digital twins, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are to be employed to predict and optimise cell performance in early development stages, support the cell production process by virtually assessing the influence and importance of production parameters and thus minimising the number of experiments and to accelerate electrode production optimisation steps. The greenSPEED cell aims at increasing energy density (+69%) while reducing energy consumption (-32%) and costs (-21%) of production as compared to state-of-the-art Li-ion cells. The concepts here proposed have been already demonstrated at TRL 2/3 with the aim of reaching TRL 5/6 by the end of the project.

Coordinator

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 570 500,00
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Austria

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

AVL LIST GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 349 000,00
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 357 687,50
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CIRCUIT FOIL LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 223 016,00
Address
6 Salzbaach
9559 Wiltz

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 375 225,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LEYDENJAR TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 301 250,00
Address
Robert Boyleweg 4
2333 CG Leiden

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 394 505,00
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VARTA INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 772 500,00
Address
Stremayrgasse 9
8010 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 600 288,75
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPEIRA GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 226 250,00
Address
Aluminiumstrasse 1
41515 Grevenbroich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UMICORE AG & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 119 000,00
Address
Rodenbacher Chausee 4
63457 Hanau Wolfgang

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Region
Darmstadt Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00