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OPEN INNOVATION TEST BED FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE MATERIALS

Project description

Powering innovative solutions for batteries

Batteries have been significantly developed and improved over the last 200 years. But they have yet to reach the physical limits of their performance due to complex physio-chemical processes. Understanding these limits in current industrialised systems theoretically allows substantial improvement. However, several obstacles prevent companies from accessing the necessary innovative techniques. The EU-funded TEESMAT project will facilitate access to physical facilities, capabilities and services by introducing innovative characterisation solutions. It will launch a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed where specialised public and private partners will demonstrate valuable services for materials advanced characterisation within the value chain of electrochemical energy storage systems.

Objective

Despite more than 200 years of development of batteries, the physical limits of battery performance are far from being reached. The complexity of physio-chemical processes inside batteries render any development strongly dependent on a proper description and monitoring of the inherent evolution and interaction of all materials involved in the functioning of an electrochemical cell. It can be said that rarely any progress in a technology where all basic processes are understood did depend so much on characterization than electrochemical energy storage systems. The mean figures of merit (specific energy per mass, volume or cost unit, cyclability) can all theoretically be substantially improved, under the condition of a proper understanding of where and how their limits are reached in today’s industrialized systems. This underlines how much this important branch of our technological future depends on novel and accessible characterization techniques.
Given this grand challenge, access to advanced characterisation solutions for the EU industry will be key to accelerate innovation and reduce the large cost share of materials. However, several bottlenecks are preventing access by companies to novel techniques, to which TEESMAT brings a comprehensive response by leveraging European strengths from 11 Countries and facilitating access to physical facilities, capabilities and services implementing novel characterisation solutions with unprecendenteed capability & performance.
Instrumental to this is the launch of a sustainable Open Innovation Test Bed in which qualified public/private partners will demonstrate high-value services for materials advanced characterisation on industrial cases in the value chain of electrochemical energy storage systems.
A strong EU community will be built up to propel the continuity of the initiative beyond TEESMAT with a viable, business driven and lean model of operation to create a market for advanced characterisation services, ultimately.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 2 110 580,25
Address
Rue leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
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