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High energy density Li-ion cells for traction

Objective

The research described in this proposal aims to develop a new Li-ion cell for traction purposes with the following characteristics:
• High energy density of at least 200 Wh/kg
• Low costs i.e. a maximum of 150 Euro/kWh
• Improved safety
Although the Li-ion cell appears to be the most appropriate technology to meet these goals, considerable research and development is required. For example, the much-used LiFePO4 cells cannot reach the energy density criterion, and in addition, LiFePO4 is patented, which hampers worldwide commercialisation. Many other materials are either too expensive or do not meet current safety, environmental standards (e.g. cobalt in LiCoO2). Thus, we propose a shift from carbon to the much higher capacity silicon-based anodes, and from cobalt-based to iron and/or manganese/nickel-based cathodes, and to use novel electrolyte salts.
To successfully develop a European Li-ion technology, the R&D will start at the anode side, i.e. Si, with a LiFePO4-C material at the cathode side. This requires a new electrode formulation with respect to binder, electrolyte salt, solvent, and composition. The change in formulation at the anode and electrolyte allows for a change in the cathode materials – and a series of both novel (e.g. fluorosulfates, LiFeSO4F) and more established systems, will be investigated. New synthetic routes are proposed, along with an extensive characterization program. Scale-up, testing and benchmarking of optimum formulations will be performed.
The outcome will be a newly developed cell, manufactured and tested by end-users. The new cell consists of i) a newly formulated Si-negative electrode, ii) newly designed low cost salts, and iii) modified positive electrodes.
To achieve these goals, the consortium includes renowned universities and knowledge institutes; a SME battery producer and the car industry as end-users. Thus, the composition of the consortium covers the whole spectrum of R&D, manufacturing and testing.

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-GC-ELECTROCHEMICAL-STORAGE
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 610 130,50
Administrative Contact
Linghua Li (Ms.)

Participants (13)

Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal GmbH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 230 320,50
Address
Giefinggasse 2
1210 Vienna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 740 790,40
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 331 800
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Lindh (Ms.)
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 286 800
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maja Miric (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 314 565,60
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marek Marcinek (Dr.)
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 399 634
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kjell Berg (Mr.)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 68 794,50
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Emmanuel Pommarel (Mr.)
SPIJKSTAAL ELEKTRO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 45 907
Address
Wattweg 10
3208 KH Spijkenisse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willem Heijboer (Mr.)
GAIA AKKUMULATORENWERKE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 16 174,80
Address
Montaniastrasse 17
99734 Nordhausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Fellner (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 565 301,20
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 261,50
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friedel Oster (Dr.)
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Parik (Mr.)