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Fast Rechargeable Zinc-Polymer Battery based on Ionic Liquids

Objective

Current battery technologies for hybrid (HEVs) and small electric vehicles (EVs) have technological, cost or environmental limitations. Despite this, the global market for HEVs and EVs is growing rapidly and is expected to top $2billion by 2015. The PolyZion project will create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicle applications. The research programme combines fundamental material and process advances in ionic liquids, rechargeable zinc electrodes, ultra-fast pulse charge injection techniques and conducting polymers, as well as constructing prototypes battery units for industry standard testing. The resulting battery device will be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete will alternative battery technologies inthe HEV and EV markets. PolyZion is a European-led consortium combining world-class research organisations in ionic liquids, conducting polymers, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries, as well as SME partners with expertise in technology development and specialised materials, and large industrial partners with industrial experience of battery manufacture and state-of-the-art testing facilities. The consortium also includes 2 organisations with world-class research expertise from an Emerging Economy (Russia) and a High Income (Canada) countries outside the EU.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-NMP-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 459 083
Administrative Contact
Steven Brewer (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 471 609
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Singer (Ms.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 406 108
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
CELAYA,EMPARANZA Y GALDOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Calle Artapadura 11
01013 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Cantero (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Ribeiro (Dr.)
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra De Boer (Mrs.)
A.E. FAVORSKY IRKUTSK INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 124 200
Address
Favorsky Street 1
664033 Irkutsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris A. Trofimov (Prof.)
HYDRO-QUEBEC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 269 000
Address
75, Boulevard Rene-levesque Ouest
H2Z1A4 Montreal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
André Besner (Dr.)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Sipos (Mr.)