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Sulfur-Aluminium Battery with Advanced Polymeric Gel Electrolytes

Objective

Sulfur-Aluminium Battery with Advanced Polymeric Gel Electrolytes (SALBAGE)

In SALBAGE Project, a new secondary Aluminium Sulfur Battery will be developed. The focus will be put in the synthesis of solid-like electrolytes based on polymerizable ionic liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents in order to obtain polymer-gel electrolytes with an overall ionic conductivity in the range of 1-10 mS/cm at room temperature. At the same time, the aluminium negative electrode will be combined with a sulfur positive electrode including the unprecedented use of redox mediators, to facilitate sulfur reaction kinetics and boost performance.
The new battery is expected to have a high energy density (1000Wh/kg) and low price compared with the actual Li-ion technology (-60%). Moreover, we will take advantage of the special features of the resulting battery (flexibility, adaptability, shapeability) to design a new device with the focus put on strategic applications such as transport, aircraft industry or ITs, for which the SALBAGE battery will be specially designed and tested in relevant conditions.
To achieve the objectives a strong consortium has been gathered, with reputed experts in all the relevant fields, such as development of ILs and DES (University of Leicester, and Scionix Ltd.), polymerization (ICTP- CSIC), synthesis and characterization of materials for aluminium anode (TU Graz) and sulfur-cathode (Univ. of Southampton) and computational modelling (TU Denmark). This consortium is leaded by a European SME’s, Albufera Energy Storage, expert in the development and testing of batteries, with great interest in the future market exploitation.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 553 590,06
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 570 222,99
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCIONIX LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 167 319,69
Address
Regents Park Road Marlborough House 3rd Floor 298
N3 2UA London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — West and North West Barnet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBUFERA ENERGY STORAGE SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 228 322,65
Address
Calle Hermosilla 48 - 1 Derecha
28001 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 514 940,48
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 454 205,99
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 509 528,14
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00