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STable high-capacity lithium-Air Batteries with Long cycle life for Electric cars

Objective

Electric car is considered as the most promising technical solution for automotive industries in 21st century since the use of electric energy not only slows down the petrol consumption but also contribute to reduce the CO2 emission and toxic air pollutants.
Due to its good performance, Li-ion battery is generally studied to meet the above demands. However, it is still not satisfactory for long distance use because of its limited energy density. Therefore Li-air batteries have attracted worldwide attentions as an ideal alternative, because their outstanding energy density is extremely high compared to other rechargeable batteries.
In this project, a multidisciplinary work team in materials synthesis and characterization, cell assembly and test will cooperate to perform a joint research to deliver a Li-air battery cell for EVs with high capacity and long cycle life in laboratory scale.
This project focuses on innovations of battery anode, cathode, electrolyte materials and technologies, as well as assembly of batteries cells which are crucial on battery performance, cost and environmental impact. Improvement of lifetime and cyclability of Li-air batteries through finding highly active bifunctional catalysts to effectively regenerate batteries, protecting the Li anode from dendrites formation using suitable membranes and obtaining stable electrolyte with additives to render solubility of Li2O2 that blogs on cathode will be studied.
Activities will focus especially on 1) optimization of cathode structures; 2) the selection of active catalysts and dehydration membranes; 3) modification of anode structure with necessary protecting layers, additives or surfactants; 4)modification of electrolyte properties. The final aim is to obtain Li-air battery cells with specific capacity of >2000mAh/g and an improvement of cycle life to 100-150 cycles.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 563 438,80
Administrative Contact
Claudia Roveglia (Dr.)

Participants (7)

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 394 984,80
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Amro Satti (Dr.)
L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 249 593
Address
Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudio Fernandez (Mr.)
RISE IVF AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 310 006,25
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marie Pauli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 332 428,40
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
SAKARYA UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 256 648,55
Address
Esentepe Campus
54187 Sakarya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hatem Akbulut (Prof.)
CELAYA,EMPARANZA Y GALDOS INTERNACIONAL, S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 320
Address
Calle Artapadura 11
01013 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Igor Cantero (Dr.)
ELAPHE POGONSKE TEHNOLOGIJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 243 097,20
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gorazd Lampic (Mr.)