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Zinc Air Secondary innovative nanotech based batteries for efficient energy storage

Objective

"In ZAS the topic NMP-13-2014: ""Storage of energy produced by decentralised sources"" will be addressed in order to improve the performance of rechargeable zinc-air batteries as a promising option for stationary energy storage.

The overall objective of ZAS is to enable the use of distributed and intermittent renewable energy sources by further developing this type of battery technology. The new battery is expected to have an energy density higher than 250 Wh/kg and 300 Wh/L, and reversibility of more than 1000 cycles at 80 % DOD, good safety performance and a cost lower than 300 €/kWh.

Through close interaction between computer simulations and experimental testing, ZAS will select and develop nanostructured electrode and electrolyte materials used in an innovative cell design. Modelling materials, structures, and dynamics on different length scales will contribute to a rational cell. After generation of the materials and validation of our full cell model, we will predict cell performance for a variety of cell designs and operating conditions, providing data into the technology validation by simulating different scenarios including hybrid systems in which zinc-air batteries are used as storage devices. The synergy with other technologies will be obtained through the strong experience the members of the consortium possess towards other types of metal-air batteries and in related technologies e.g. hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolyzers. The involvement of an end user in the consortium will ensure that the developed technology meets the requirements for hybrid constellations of energy storage. The exploitation and business plan developed in ZAS will be based explicitly on energy system simulation and validation of the feasibility of using zinc-air batteries for energy storage by performing life cycle assessment (LCA). Material selection, up-scalability, and innovative design will be crucial for identifying how any follow-up should be organized and financed."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 413 725

Participants (10)

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 781 250
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 143 943,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 564 632,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ENERGY SYSTEMS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 442 750
Address
Acad G Bonchev Street Bl 10
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
CERAMIC POWDER TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 703 921,25
Address
Kvenildmyra 6
7093 Tiller
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VARTA MICROBATTERY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 324 125
Address
Varta-platz 1
73479 Ellwangen Jagst
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTALACIONES INABENSA SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REACTIVE METAL PARTICLES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 587 316,25
Address
Neslia 1
1344 Haslum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABENGOA INNOVACION SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 329 075
Address
C Energia Solar 1 Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 323 815
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations