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3D-PRintable glass-based Electrolytes for all-Solid-State lithium batteries

Project description

Printing safer, cheaper lithium batteries

Compared with other technologies, lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are a relatively new energy storage technology. Used extensively in electronics, they are rechargeable and possess high energy density. The demand for safer, reliable and more affordable LIBs is rising. To meet this growing need, 3D printing technology is emerging as the most viable solution. The EU-funded 3D-PRESS project will develop and promote 3D printing technology in all-solid-state LIBs production. The project will offer new printable materials that will facilitate the growth of the production of fully printable all-solid-state 3D LIBs.


The main goal of the 3D-PRESS project is to advance in the 3D printing concepts for safer, cheaper and customizable all-solid state Li-ion batteries (LIB). More specifically, the project is focused on the design, production, characterization and testing of 3D printed NASICON-type glass-based electrolytes for 3D printed batteries.

In 3D-PRESS, glass-based compositions will be designed and synthesized in order to obtain printable glass-based electrolytes with superior conductivity and functional properties. The produced glasses will be thermally and electrochemically characterized in order to investigate their sinter-crystallization behaviour (tailoring suitable sintering treatments) and electrochemical performances. The most promising electrolyte compositions will be selected to be printed in free-form robust self-standing structures in order to obtain 3D batteries with high active area (allowing high specific energy and power per unit volume).

3D-PRESS represents a cutting edge multidisciplinary approach for the development of reliable and customizable all-solid state 3D LIBs, especially interesting for micro-power applications such as the ones for Internet of Things (IoT). The project will provide a new family of printable materials increasing the short list of available compositions, especially solid electrolytes, opening the door to the development of a new generation of fully printable all-solid state 3D LIBs.

A high impact on the future career of the candidate is expected by complementing his current background with new skills in one of the more relevant Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), 3D-printing, applied to the crucial field of the Energy Storage. Moreover, the host institute will offer unique opportunities to re-enforce the technology transfer competences of the candidate by carrying out an industrial secondment and by the involvement in the KIC Innoenergy community.


Net EU contribution
€ 160 932,48
C/ jardins de les dones de negre 1
08930 Sant adria de besos

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00