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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 512 960

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 537 568,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCIONIX LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 222,50
Address
Regents Park Road Marlborough House 3Rd Floor 298
N3 2UA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALBUFERA ENERGY STORAGE SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 377 885
Address
C Faraday 7 Campus De Cantoblanco Fundacion Pa
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 484 937,50
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 415 502,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 478 053,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments