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CAlcium Rechargeable BAttery Technology

Objectif

"We propose calcium based rechargeable batteries to be a FET helping to solve some of the Grand Challenges our modern society is facing: pollution, oil-dependency, and climate change. Today transportation contributes to >25% of the total CO2-emissions globally and while electrification of the sector is on-going still <1% of cars run on batteries – mainly due to issues of cost and driving ranges feasible (energy density limited). While the cost of the totally dominant Li-ion battery (LIB) technology has been reduced by an impressive 50%(!) the last decade, LIBs are slowly reaching their fundamental limits in terms of energy density. Furthermore, the risk of limited lithium supply and associated cost increases cannot be ignored. Therefore, new sustainable battery chemistries must be developed and Next Generation Batteries was indeed ranked as the #2 game-changing technology by the World Economic Forum in Davos 2016.
Batteries based on Ca have promise of leap-frog increase in energy densities and are especially attractive as Ca is the 5th most abundant element on Earth’s crust and can be used as metallic anode in conventional wide potential window electrolytes, as recently showcased by the coordinating partner. The main objective of CARBAT builds on this breakthrough and is to achieve proof-of-concept for a Ca anode rechargeable battery with > 650 Wh/kg and > 1400 Wh/l. CARBAT will accomplish this by combining scientific efforts and excellence in computational screening, solid-state and coordination chemistry, materials science, electrochemistry, and battery engineering, and apply this to: (i) develop cathode active materials operating at 4 V and with capacities of 200-300 mAh/g (ii) optimize electrolyte formulations for fast Ca2+ transport (>1 mS/cm), and finally (iii) assembly of 100 mAh full cell demonstrators integrating such materials which will be validated and benchmarked vs. the state-of-the-art Li-ion technology using performance and sustainability indicators."

Appel à propositions

H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

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H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017

Coordinateur

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 583 086,25
Adresse
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Espagne

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Région
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00

Participants (3)

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Suède
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€ 506 278,75
Adresse
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412 96 Goteborg

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Région
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
Espagne
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 274 937,50
Adresse
Avenida De Seneca 2
28040 Madrid

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Région
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Allemagne
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€ 672 678,75
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Région
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
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€ 0,00