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BATTERIES2020: TOWARDS REALISTIC EUROPEAN COMPETITIVE AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES

Objective

A lifetime of 4000 cycles at 80 % DOD and an energy density of 250 Wh/kg is a target for automotive batteries. The Batteries2020 project takes several steps to increase lifetime and energy density of large format lithium ion batteries towards these goals. Our approach is based on three parallel strategies: 1) highly focused materials development; 2) understanding ageing and degradation phenomena; and, 3) routes to reduce battery cost.
We will improve cathode materials based on nickel/manganese/cobalt (NMC) oxides. Such materials have a high chance to be up-scaled and commercialized near-term. Only then, cell development efforts can be translated from pilot to mass production, a prerequisite for qualification in the automotive industry.
We will start with state of the art cells and will develop two improved generations of NMC materials and cells towards high performance, high stability and cycleability.
A deep understanding of ageing phenomena and degradation mechanisms can help to identify critical parameters that affect lifetime battery performance. This identification helps effectively improving materials, system and the development of materials selection criteria. However, ageing and degradation mechanisms have multiple reasons and are complex. We propose a realistic approach with a combined and well organised Consortium effort towards the development of robust testing methodology which will be improved in several steps. Combined accelerated, real tests, real field data, post-mortem, modelling and validation will provide a thorough understanding of ageing and degradation processes.
Battery cost is a major barrier to EV market. Second life uses can reduce battery costs. We will analyse the potentiality of reusing and recycling batteries for providing economic viable project outputs.
Our consortium combines a wide range of expertise from materials development and battery production to lifetime characterisation and viability and sustainability of the chosen appro

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-GC-Materials
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Coordinator

IKERLAN S. COOP
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 298 470
Administrative Contact
Chris Merveille (Dr.)

Participants (8)

UMICORE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 518 033
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephane Levasseur (Dr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 830 012
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irene Bertran (Ms.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 204 800
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)
ABENGOA RESEARCH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 309 717
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 - Campus Palmas Altas Sect Sunp Gu I Parcela Ze 3
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
álvaro Pérez Martinez (Mr.)
KELLEN EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 209 163
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 188 A/4
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rita Goossens (Ms.)
LECLANCHE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 692 251
Address
Avenue Des Sports 42
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre Blanc (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 419 219
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 385 182
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karina Kjeldgaard Ludvigsen (Mrs.)