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Advanced material solutions for safer and long-lasting high capacity Cobalt Free Batteries for stationary storage applications

Project description

Making Europe less dependent on raw materials

For decades, scientists have been exploring materials to produce a new generation of long-lasting batteries. The EU-funded CoFBAT project aims to develop novel batteries for energy storage that are cobalt free and in a modular format, rendering it suitable for different wide-ranging applications, be it domestic or industrial. New materials and components will be developed and optimised to achieve novel battery cells with longer lifetime, improved ciclability, lower costs, improved safety, lower environmental impact and more efficient recycling. The proposed solutions will allow Europe to become less dependent on raw materials for securing the supply chain, since CoFBAT gathers the whole value chain in battery production from materials to battery manufacturing, including electrochemical characterization and life cycle assessment. The feasibility, of a metal recovery process will also be deeply investigated and recommendations for future application made.


The project main goal is to develop new generation batteries for battery storage with a modular technology, suitable for different applications and fulfilling the increasing need of decentralised energy production and supply for private households and industrial robotised devices.. New materials and components will be developed and optimised to achieve longer lifetime (up to 10,000 cycles depending on the material selected), lower costs (down to 0.03 €/kWh/cycle), improved safety and more efficient recycling (>50%). The expected results will strengthen EU competitiveness in advanced materials and nanotechnologies and the related battery storage value chain, preparing European industry to be competitive in these new markets. This will be achieved by using high capacity anodes coupled with cobalt free cathode and with a very safe gel polymer electrolyte separator, leveraging partners’ knowledge in advanced materials. This new technology will be developed up to a TRL 6 (large prismatic cell ESP-Cell 30Ah) at the end of the project, producing these novel high voltage high capacity batteries close to practical applications. Further, the proposed solution will allow Europe to become more independent from raw material and the feasibility of a metal recovery process will be deeply investigated and recommendations for future application will be made.

To achieve the ambitious targets, the CoFBAT project covers the entire value chain, bringing together industrial experts in material development and battery science together with engineering companies and institutes and battery producers and integrators.

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Net EU contribution
€ 472 500,00
Partida torreta
12110 Alcora castellon

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Castellón/Castelló
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

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