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Silicon and polyanionic chemistries and architectures of Li-ion cell for high energy battery

Objective

SPICY is a collaborative research project associating 5 industrials partners (3 large groups and 2 SME) with 8 academic and research centres to the multidisciplinary development of a new generation of Li-ion batteries meeting the expectations of electrical vehicle end-users, including performances, safety, cost, recyclability and lifetime. For this purpose, SPICY will consider the development of new chemistry materials, cell architectures and packaging with the support of understanding and modelling activities. SPICY will address the whole value chain until the implementation of manufacturing.
SPICY will focus on polyanionic phosphates for the cathode material. LiFePO4 is well known as a safer and more durable cathode material. Unfortunately, its energy density is low due to the electrochemical potential of Fe. One objective of SPICY will be to bind metals having a higher potential than Fe, allowing an increase of the material potential, and thus a higher energy. Regarding the anode material, SPICY will study two chemistries. Graphite is used in current Li-ion cells and remains one of the major anode materials for the next generation of Li-ion cells. Silicon is appropriate for high energy cell applications but has lower cyclability. Silicon will be investigated through new synthesis process methods providing nanoparticles and core-shell structures to improve particle stability.
Active and passive components will be harmonized for a higher energy density i.e: polyanionic phosphate /graphite up to 200 Wh/kg, and polyanionic/Si up to 230 Wh/kg. In addition, three cells architectures and packaging will be investigated. The thermal behaviour of these cells will be studied in ageing tests in order to model Li-ion cells. Finally, the industrial environment will be considered and SPICY solution will be assessed so as to optimise cost and to integrate eco-design, thereby supporting the future development of a strong industrial base in this field.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 590 079,10

Participants (14)

TEKNA PLASMA EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 311 750
Address
200 Boulevard De La Resistance
71000 Macon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 507 348,75
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WAVESTONE LUXEMBOURG SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 214 687,50
Address
10 Rue Du Chateau D'eau
3364 Leudelange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 982 453,75
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BELIFE

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Joseph Wauters 120
4480 Engis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 847 522,50
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROLLION SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 23 241,15
Address
Rue Du Tour De L Eau 20
38400 Saint Martin D Heres Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES
France
EU contribution
€ 339 611
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
01100 Bellignat
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAHN-SCHICKARD-GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG E.v.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 337 250
Address
Wilhelm-schickard-strasse 10
78052 Villingen
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 726 062,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
RECUPYL SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 141 569,75
Address
Rue De La Metallurgie
38420 Domene
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 723,75
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRAYON S.A
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 619 753,75
Address
Rue Joseph Wauters 144
4480 Engis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)