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Silicon nanowire fabrics for high energy density batteries

Project description

A battery boost with silicon

Silicon is the solution for next generation batteries. It can hold energy 10 times better than graphite and has demonstrated great potential as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries. To realise this potential, the EU-funded SiNERGY project will address the challenge in producing nanostructure silicon using simple and scalable processes that result in thick electrodes that are economically feasible. Specifically, the project proposes a new method for continuous production of nano-engineered electrodes for high energy density and durable lithium-ion batteries. The project will help EU Member States meet European energy storage targets in transport, stationary and emerging sectors, requiring annual cell capacities of at least 200 GWh in the next 5 years.

Objective

Meeting European energy storage in transport, stationary and emerging sectors requires annual cell capacity of at least 200 GWh in the next 5 years, calling for urgent development of new materials for LIBs that increase energy/power density at lower costs. Silicon, an abundant material with 10-fold higher capacity than graphite, has shown promise as anode material when appropriately nanostructured. The challenge is in producing nanostructured Si networks using simple and scalable processes leading to thick electrodes that are ultimately economically feasible. SiNERGY addresses this challenge by proposing a new simple method for continuous production of nanoengineered self-supported electrodes for high energy density and durable LIBs, with potential performance nearly an order of magnitude above commercial anodes.

Host institution

FUNDACION IMDEA MATERIALES
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
CALLE ERIC KANDEL 2 PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO TECNOGETAFE
28906 Getafe
Spain

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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