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Safety Testing Approaches for Large Lithium-Ion battery systems

Objective

The STALLION project develops and validates a safety framework for large stationary Lithium Ion batteries in all stages of their life cycle (commissioning, transport, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, decommissioning, recycling). It offers a unique approach by relating safety issues to root causes at all levels of the system (material, cell, module, pack, system). This two-axis safety assessment approach - all stages of the life cycle and all levels of the system - is experience-based through the involvement of partners active at all levels of the system and an advisory board consisting of organizations with experience in the application. This guarantees a thorough covering of all relevant cross-cutting issues.
The project will also establish the state of the art in the relevant technological areas like materials, cell architecture and detection methods. Based on this benchmark that will be available in the market of large stationary battery systems in coming years, mitigation measures will be defined to deal with the identified risks and bring the system within the previously defined safe boundaries.

All measures developed will be validated empirically. Laboratory tests on both safety and performance will be executed on materials and cells. Through our partners and Advisory Board, several large, commissioned grid-connected batteries are available for analysis at the system level. The gap between the cell level and the system level is covered by modeling the safety and thermal behavior.
Results will lead to a handbook on comprehensive and generic safety measures for large grid connected batteries. Through the standardization organizations in our AB, this handbook will be proposed to the relevant standardization bodies and it will be actively distributed to industry. STALLION will contribute to the standardization framework for large-scale Li-ion battery testing and to a faster and safer deployment of Li-ion Batteries for grid application.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
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Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 576 514,40
Administrative Contact
Bart Mantels (Mr.)

Participants (7)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 559 428,15
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
ABB SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 136 365
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 6
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Festus Coetzee (Mr.)
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 365 450
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nynke Verhaegh (Dr.)
DISPATCH ENERGY INNOVATIONS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 199,20
Address
Fraunhoferstrasse 1B
25524 Itzehoe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerold Neumann (Dr.)
UMICORE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 104 304,55
Address
Rue Du Marais 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Merchin (Mr.)
VDE PRUF- UND ZERTIFIZIERUNGSINSTITUT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 981,60
Address
Merianstrasse 28
63069 Offenbach Am Main
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Helmut Salomo (Mr.)
LIACON GMBH
Germany
Address
Vossbarg 1
25524 Itzehoe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerold Neumann (Dr.)