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Stable Interfaces for Rechargeable Batteries

Objective

SIRBATT (Stable Interfaces for Rechargeable Batteries) is a multisite collaborative project consisting of 12 full partners from the European Area (6 Universities, 1 Research Institute and 5 industrial partners). Collaboration with leading battery research groups in the USA and Japan is also considered. The diversity of the research organisations in the partnership has been chosen to provide a wide range of complementary expertise in areas relating to the study of battery electrode interfaces, covering both experimental and theoretical aspects of this important contemporary area. SIRBATT will develop microsensors to monitor internal temperature and pressure of lithium cells in order to maintain optimum operating conditions to allow long-life times that can be scaled for use in grid scale batteries. The cells will comprise of candidate electrode materials in which the complex interfacial region and surface layers have been well characterised and understood via utilisation of a suit of advanced in situ measurement techniques complemented by application of transformative modelling methods. The knowledge from these studies will be used to develop candidate electrode materials with an optimised cycle life and stability, for example by the use of novel stable lithium salts and the inclusion of stable film forming additives into the electrolyte. The scientific aim of SIRBATT is the radical improvement in the fundamental understanding of the structure and reactions occurring at lithium battery electrode/electrolyte interfaces which it will seek to achieve through an innovative programme of collaborative research and development.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Address

Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7zx Liverpool

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 811 302,20

Administrative Contact

Blaise Guénard (Mr.)

Participants (12)

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WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 278 591,20

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 203 600

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 360 188

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 271 324,40

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 200 099,20

JOHNSON MATTHEY BATTERY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 83 100

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 236 652

SGL CARBON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 97 420

IBERDROLA INGENIERIA Y CONSTRUCCION SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 56 100

ABENGOA RESEARCH SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 507 340

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608502

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 415 236,90

  • EU contribution

    € 3 144 717

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom